Lectures 2018

Lectures and talks take place at 7.30pm in the Helen Roe theatre, which is in the basement of Society House, 63 Merrion Square, unless otherwise indicated. All are welcome to attend.

25 January 2018 – Annual General Meeting 

‘Prince of Spies’: Henri le Caron and Irish American Republicanism
Dr Gillian O’Brien, Liverpool John Moores University.

Please join us for a drinks reception at 6.30pm.

22 February 2018

George Victor du Noyer, the road from artist to geologist
Dr Susan Hegarty, DCU School of History and Geography

29 March 2018

Frederic William Burton: a life defined by art and antiquity
Dr Marie Bourke, curator of ‘Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art’

26 April 2018

Lords and literature: contents and contexts of some late medieval Irish manuscripts
Prof. Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

31 May 2017 – Helen Roe Lecture

Skellig Michael: unpeeling its many layers 
Mr Grellan D. Rourke, OPW

27 September 2018

Conflict or coexistence? Pagans and Christians in fifth and sixth century Ireland
Dr Elva Johnston, UCD School of History

25 October 2018 – Frank Mitchell Lecture

Reading the Irish Cistercian landscape
Dr Geraldine Stout, National Monuments Service

29 November 2018

A taste for Gothic
Dr Judith Hill, Architectural Historian

13 December 2018

The dioceses of Meath and Ossory in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Dr Michael O’Neill, Architectural Historian