Sep 2020

Date/Time Event
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roger Casement – Ulster Gay? LGBT History Club With Jeff Dudgeon
LGBT History Club with Jeff Dudgeon: 'Roger Casement – Ulster Gay? Researching...
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Breaking Peace: Brexit and Northern Ireland, with Professor Feargal Cochrane
In this online lecture, Feargal Cochrane will argue that Brexit is breaking peace in Northern Ireland, making it the most significant event since Partition. Endless negotiations and uncertainty have brought contested identities back to the forefront of political debate. Always so much more than a line on a map, the border has become an existential marker of identity as well as a reminder of the dark days of violent conflict.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Linen Hall Reading Group (Zoom)
The title for discussion in September is A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A 'Conn' Trick: the O’Neill Chair of Castlereagh, with Keith Haines 
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries there were attempts by enthusiasts in Belfast to revive and promote an interest in Gaelic history. Much store was placed in a singular artefact – a stone chair, now on display in the Ulster Museum, which had been salvaged from the Castlereagh hills in the 1750s. It was (and still is) claimed to be the inauguration stone of the Upper Clandeboye O’Neill chieftains. Keith Haines will argue that there is not a shred of evidence to support this and, in modern parlance, it is ‘fake news’.

Oct 2020

Date/Time Event
01/10/2020 - 27/11/2020
All Day
EXHIBITION: A History of Ireland in 10 Words
The Royal Irish Academy has created a pop-up exhibition based on the book A history of Ireland in 100 words to inspire fresh interest in the Irish language by revealing connections between words we still use and words used in a bygone era. 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poetry In A Time of Crisis with Gerald Dawe and Stephen Sexton
Join award winning poets Gerald Dawe and Stephen Sexton for readings and conversation as we mark National Poetry Day 2020.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
From The Linen Hall Archives: The Shan Van Vocht
The Linen Hall has an almost complete run of the Shan Van Vocht magazine and Jason Burke will explore some of the highlights contained within its pages.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Club Leabhar - Irish Book Club
Speak Irish? Or want to brush up on your skills? Take part in our free (online) Irish book club.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NIPC Series with Dr Paul Corthorn
The talk reflects on the importance of material from the Northern Ireland Political Collection in helping to set Enoch Powell's arguments in context.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Linen Hall Reading Group (Zoom)
The title for discussion in October is Actress by Anne Enright
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Apple-tricks and the dangers of dirty water: Irish words and stories associated with Hallowe'en (Live ZOOM Event)
The authors of ‘A History of Ireland in 100 Words’ invite you to join them for a virtual gathering, exploring Irish words, tales and history.