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COIHS conference: 25 April 2015

With just over a week to go, the Church of Ireland Historical Society’s first conference of the year will take place at 11am on Saturday, 25 April 2015 in Armagh Public Library. Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am. Speakers include Dr Immo Warntjes (Queen’s University, Belfast), Professor Pádraig Ó Riain (University College Cork) and Dr Ida Milne (Queen’s University, Belfast). The […]

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Lecture on Alexander Knox (1757-1831)

On Thursday, 16 April 2015 Dr David John William McCready will give a public lecture on the Anglican lay-theologian and sometime politician, Alexander Knox (1757-1831). The title of McCready’s paper is ‘Alexander Knox: his significance to the study of John Wesley and early Methodism’. This event will be held at Litton Hall, Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin and begins at 7.30pm. It […]

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The Deans of St Patrick’s Cathedral book launch

On Thursday, 9 April 2015, St Patrick’s Cathedral will host the launch of Decani: the deans of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin by Albert Fenton. The archbishop of Dublin, Most Rev. Michael Jackson, will officially launch the book. The event will take place in the Deanery, Kevin Street, Dublin 8 and begin at 6.30pm. Members of […]

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Bicentenary of St George’s, Belfast

As part of their bicentennial celebrations, St George’s Church, Belfast, is hosting its second annual lecture on Friday, 24 April at 7.30pm. This will be delivered by Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury, and current Master of Magdelene College, Cambridge. His talk will be followed by a discussion chaired by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh, […]

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Date for your diary: COIHS Spring Conference, 25 April 2015

The next meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will be on Saturday, 25 April 2015 in Armagh Public Library, commencing at the usual time 11am. Registration will be open to those who are not members from 10.30am. As always, tea and coffee will be served before proceedings begin. Confirmed speakers are Dr Immo […]

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W. G. Neely Prize

The Church of Ireland Historical Society is pleased to announce that our postgraduate essay prize is now open! The recently re-titled W. G. Neely Prize, in honour of the Society’s founder, provides an opportunity for postgraduates undertaking a major research thesis with an interest in the history of the Church of Ireland to promote their work. The candidate with the best […]

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Hidden Pages from WWI

The Irish Society for Archives and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral have recently announced that it is holding a free seminar on hitherto unseen archives relating to soldiers and civilian during World War One. Curators representing a variety of national projects and exhibitions will present short papers on sources which they have uncovered through their work. Speakers include Nicky Ralston […]

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Listen back: COIHS November 2014

Missed the last conference at Christ Church Cathedral on 1 November? Members of COIHS can now listen to three fascinating papers delivered by Dr Caroline Gallagher, Reverend Canon Patrick Comerford and Dr Martin Maguire by visiting the podcasts link. You can also download the conference programme by clicking on the archives link. If you are […]

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WWI short film at St Mark’s, Dundela

A specially commissioned short film documentary ‘The Boys from East Belfast’ focusing on the discovery of letters written by ten soldiers from East Belfast and serving at the Western Front is to be given its first screening at St Mark’s Church, Dundela on Monday, 10 November at 6.00pm. The film is a collaboration between the RCB […]

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‘Ethics of war’

To mark the one hundreth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group is organising a discussion on the ‘Ethics of War’ on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. Professor Nigel Biggar of the University of Oxford will deliver a presentation based on his recent book In Defence of War (Oxford, 2013) with […]