With just days to go, the Church of Ireland Historical Society’s second conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 5 November 2016 in the Music Room at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin (entrance via the Chapter Room). Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Dr Bronagh McShane (National University of Ireland, Galway), Dr Judith Hill (Trinity College, Dublin) and Dr Heather Jones (London School of Economics). To accommodate the launch of The Boulter Letters there will unfortunately be no research paper on this occasion.
Dr McShane will talk about early modern clerical wives in the Church of Ireland. Dr Hill will examine the architecture of the Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, the official Church of Ireland chapel of the household of the Lord Lieutenant. Dr Jones will discuss Irish commemoration of World War I. Proceedings will end with Professor David Hayton (Queen’s University, Belfast) launching The Boulter Letters edited by Kenneth Milne and Paddy McNally.
All members of the public are very welcome to attend the conference. Non members of the Society are asked to pay €10 or £7 to pay for conference expenses. The registration desk will be located at the top of the stairs upon entering the the Chapter House. Those wishing to join the Society can pay online by going to our membership page (this includes lunch as well as many other offers). Annual membership is set at €40 or £35. Students can avail of our special discount rate of just €15. He/she must present a valid student card at the registration table.
We look forward to seeing you there!