In January the Linen Hall will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with an online exhibition of items linked to the Holocaust commencing Monday 18 January. There will also be an online event on Wednesday 27 January in which a transnational panel of contributors will relay personal stories of how their families were affected by this dark time in human history.
Also featured this month is a celebration of Thomas Carnduff ‘The Shipyard Poet’ on 18 January, and an examination of the role of ‘home’ during the ‘Troubles’ on 8 January.
January event schedule:
Northern Ireland Political Collection Series
‘The home as a space of resistance during the ‘Troubles’’
With Eli Davies
Friday 8 January at 7.00pm
Broadcast on the Linen Hall’s Facebook and YouTube channels
In representations of the ‘Troubles’, the home and the relationships associated with it are often seen as separate to the conflict, playing a supporting role to the “real” action. Homes were crucial political spaces, however, and this talk will explore how they were shown as such in literature by women writers including Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Nell McCafferty and Deirdre Madden. Domestic space in these texts is physically implicated in the violence of the ‘Troubles’, through invasion by security forces, paramilitary murders, and the existence of an oppressive ‘armed patriarchy’.
Club Leabhar – Irish Language Reading Group
Saturday 23rd January at 11.00am
Online ZOOM event
Speak Irish? Or want to brush up on your skills? Take part in our free Irish book club.
January’s title is Fatwa by Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird. To register contact: Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holocaust Memorial Day Online Exhibition
Light during the darkness: Remembering the Holocaust
Commencing Monday 18 January
Posted on the Linen Hall’s social networking channels.
The Linen Hall has partnered with Conflict Textiles (https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/conflicttextiles/) to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The exhibition will feature an array of objects, including textile artworks, memorabilia, photos and personal items from families that were affected by the Holocaust. An online event will also take place on Wednesday 27 January featuring a transnational panel of speakers whose lives and families were affected by this dark chapter in history. Each of the five participants will relay a story through an object which holds a symbolic meaning or memory linked to the Holocaust.
Thomas Carnduff ‘The Shipyard Poet’
With Dr Connal Parr
Monday 18 January at 7.00pm
In this live online ZOOM event, Dr Connal Parr will explore the life and times of ‘the shipyard poet’ and former Linen Hall caretaker Thomas Carnduff. Connal’s talk will be followed by some poetic contributions from members of the Thomas Carnduff Society. Book at www.linenhall.com
LGBT History Club
Tuesday 26 January at 8.00pm
Nadine Gilmore (QUB) on ‘Belfast’s Pink Press 1970s-1990s’
Online ZOOM event
Hosted by the LGBT History Club & the LGBT Heritage Project in collaboration with the Linen Hall Library Belfast. If you would like to attend, please email: Dr Richard O’Leary History@hereni.org
Holocaust Memorial Day
The Light in the Darkness
Wednesday 27 January at 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Broadcast on ZOOM
The Linen Hall in partnership with Conflict Textiles (https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/conflicttextiles/) will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a transnational panel of contributors whose lives and families were affected by this dark chapter in history. Each of the five participants will relay a story about the Holocaust through an object which holds a symbolic meaning or memory. The Library will also feature an online exhibition of objects related to the Holocaust commencing Monday 18 January. To register for this event go to www.linenhall.com.
Linen Hall Reading Group
Thursday 28 January at 1.00pm
Broadcast on ZOOM
The Linen Hall’s popular reading group meets via the ZOOM conferencing platform. To attend the virtual group, please email email@example.com. January’s title for discussion is The Witch Elm by Tana French.
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