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Events to mark Disestablishment 150

As you may know, the Church of Ireland is currently marking the 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment (summarised succinctly as D150).  The Act of Union 1800 united the Churches of England and Ireland ‘into one Protestant Episcopal Church’, a status which continued until the Irish Church Act 1869.  Our theme – ‘free to shape your […]

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Irish Philosophy in the Age of Bishop Berkeley (CFP)

Trinity College Dublin is hosting a conference entitled ‘Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley’ on 5 and 6 April 2019. Scholars in any academic discipline are invited to submit abstracts of papers for presentation.  Bishop George Berkeley’s Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713) are standard texts in the […]

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The Muniments of Swift’s Cathedral

Although by no means complete, having suffered the ravages of time, including flood, fire and neglect, the scope of the muniments of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, (Swift’s cathedral) is vast. The collection contains records from as early as the 13th century and continuing on to the present day. Since the transfer of the collection into […]

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Heritage Week: Talk on Jonathan Swift as Dean

As part of the Heritage Week festivities from Saturday 19th August to Sunday 27th August, Albert Fenton will deliver a talk on Jonathan Swift’s career as dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral. Given this is the 350th anniversary of the birth of Swift, this talk is a timely and welcome addition to the programme of events. […]

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Jonathan Swift Symposium 2016

On Saturday 15 October the Deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral will host the 15th annual Swift Symposium. The proceedings will begin at the usual time of 2pm and end at 5pm. The programme is as follows: Dr Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois): ‘Swift among the Locust’ Dr Karen Lipsedge (Associate Professor of English, Kingston University, London): ‘“Domestic Man”? Swift […]

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Swift symposium

The 14th Dublin international symposium on Jonathan Swift will take place on Saturday 17 October. It takes place in The Deanery, Upper Kevin Street, Dublin 8. The symposium begins at 2pm and concludes at 5pm. There will be four papers given by internationally renowned scholars followed by response from Professor Daniel Carey. The presenters and the titles of their papers […]

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Symposium on Johnathan Swift

‘Swift approaching; approaching Swift’ is the thirteenth Dublin symposium on Johnathan Swift. It will take place in the deanery of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin on Saturday, 18 October 2014. Beginning at 1.30pm, delegates will proceed to Marsh’s Library for a presentation on Swift’s collections. This will be followed by four short papers in the Deanery by Professors […]