Free Talks in the NLI: WEEK 3

The talks on Irish Family History take place 1-2pm, Tuesday and Thursday over 8 weeks in August and September.
Talks are organised by Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann.

Kevin Whelan, (Notre Dame)

Tuesday 18th of August

Kevin Whelan profile image.Using maps for thinking about history. An illustrated talk

This talk Covers the range of historic maps available for Ireland as well as how to use them in understanding the evolution of the country. Kevin will illustrate both the maps themselves and how to extract usable data from them.

Venue: National Library of Ireland


Professor Kevin Whelan is Director of the Keough Naughton Centre of the University of Notre Dame in Dublin. He has authored or edited twenty books and over one hundred articles, and he has lectured on Irish topics in fifteen countries. Among his books are The Tree of Liberty (1996), Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (second edition, 2011) and Notre Dame and Ireland (2012).


Andy Bielenberg (PhD)

Thursday 20th of August


The southern Protestant experience of war and revolution 1914-1923

Venue: National Library of Ireland


Andy Bielenberg has lectured at the School of History in University College Cork since 1992, focusing on Irish economic and social history in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Recent publications include the monographs, ‘Ireland and the Industrial revolution; the impact of the industrial revolution on Irish industry, 1801-1922’ (Routledge, 2009), and An economic history of Ireland since independence (Routledge, 2014). In addition, in the last years he has also been researching, publishing and teaching on war and revolution in Ireland 1914-23, with a particular focus on Co Cork. Recent publications in this sphere include ‘Something in the nature of a massacre’ The Bandon valley killings revisited’ Eire-Ireland, vol. 49, Fall/Winter (2014). ‘Exodus; the emigration of Southern Irish Protestants during the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War’ Past and Present , no 218, February, (2013). His latest book is a jointly authored project transcribing Ernie O’Malleys notebooks for west Cork 1919-1923 as part of the Mercier Press series ‘The men will talk to me; interviews with Ernie O’Malley’.

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