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Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference


Dr Sarah McCleave (Exhibition Organiser), Prof. Simon Davies (Director of CECS), Dr Moyra Haslett (Conference Organiser), Prof. Ian campbell Ross (Plenary Speaker), Dr James Kelly (President of the ECIS)





















In June 2007, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CECS) at Queen's University Belfast hosted the annual Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society conference. One hundred delegates, from Ireland, the UK, North America and Nez Zealand, attended over the course of the three days. Undoubted highlights of the conference were the excellent plenary papers; Prof. Angela Bourke (University College Dublin), 'Performing in the Margins: Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill's "Lament for Art Ó Laoghaire"' and, Prof. Ian Campbell Ross (Trinity College Dublin), 'Ottomans, Incas, and Irish Literature: Reading Rycaut'.

 The conference ran concurrently with an exhibition entitled 'Eighteenth-Century Ireland' highlighting the Bunting, Percy and Moore materials held in Special Collections in the library of Queen's University. The exhibition, which was featured on Archives Hub as "Collection of the Month" for July 2007, was curated by MA in Music student Megan Boyd, as part of a new "Collections Development" module.

Conference Programme

Prof. Andrew Carpenter and Prof. Angela Bourke
Prof. Andrew Carpenter and Prof. Angela Bourke
Dr Sarah McCleave (Exhibition Organiser) and Megan Boyd (MA student curator)
Dr Sarah McCleave (Exhibition Organiser) and Megan Boyd (MA student curator)

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