Keith Jeffery Lecture in Public History
Keith Jeffery (1952-2016)
Keith Jeffery was Professor of British History at Queen's University Belfast from 2005 until his untimely death in 2016. As well as a much-loved colleague, he was a highly-respected and renowned scholar and was selected in 2004 to write the first official history of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.
Queen's University wrote of him: "Keith was rightly known as one of the world's most distinguished historians, and as someone who made an immense contribution to the annals of British and Irish history"
The Keith Jeffery Lecture in Public History was delivered by Sonja Boon in the Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre on 15 September 2022.
Sonja Boon's lecture took place as part of the Annual QUB Centre for Public History Conference 'Telling stories: History, narrative and fiction'.
The Keith Jeffery Lecture in Public History was delivered by Catherine Hall in the Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre on 16 December 2019
Catherine Hall is Emerita Professor of History and Chair of the Centre for the Study of British Slave-ownership at University College London. Family Fortunes. Men and Women of the English middle class, 1780-1850(1987/2002) was co-authored with Leonore Davidoff. Her recent work has focused on the relation between Britain and its empire: Civilising Subjects (2002), Macaulay and Son (2012) and Hall et al, Legacies of British Slave-ownership(2014). Between 2009-2015 she was the Principal Investigator on the ESRC/AHRC project ‘Legacies of British Slave-ownership’ (www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs) - which seeks to put slavery back into British history. She is currently working on an C18 Jamaican slave-owner and historian – Edward Long
The Keith Jeffery Lecture in Public History was delivered by Deborah Mack (Smithsonian) in the Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre on 13 December 2018.
Dr Mack is responsible for overall planning, management and coordination of professional partnership programs and international activities. As a member of the NMAAHC senior management team Mack also participates in the overall planning, direction and management of the Museum’s programs and operations. From 2000 to 2012 she was an independent museum consultant, advising extensively on museum organizational planning and strategic planning, on interpretive and exhibition development, and on cultural and heritage tourism with organizations nationwide and internationally.
Mack served on the advisory Smithsonian Council from 1999 – 2005, as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Musée Théodore Monod, Dakar (Senegal) in 2010, and from 2005-2011 on the Scholarly Advisory Committee for the National African American Museum of History and Culture. She is an active service member of several professional organizations, among them the Association of American Museums; Association of African American Museums (Board of Trustees and Vice President 2011- 2015); Board of Trustees, the Southeast Museums Conference; editorial board of The Public Historian, National Council on Public History (2013-2018); peer and field reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.