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Safeguarding Memories, Past and Present: Stories from the British Library

Monday, 1 April 2019, 6:30 – 8pm

Safeguarding Memories, Past and Present: Stories from the British Library

Lectures by Prof Lorna Hughes (University of Glasgow) and Dr Claire Breay as part of the 'Out of the Ashes' Series.

Lorna Hughes, Professor of Digital Humanities, Information Studies, University of Glasgow will be presenting on The Collections in the Cave: Safeguarding Heritage in World War Two at the National Library of Wales.
Claire Breay, Head of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, The British Library will be presenting on 'Curating the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition at the British Library'.

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About the the series
Creating, destroying and recovering human knowledge and cultural heritage – these are themes with enormous contemporary resonance. They are also processes with a deep history, both in an Irish context and across the globe.

This three-year lecture series explores the theme of cultural loss and recovery across the centuries, from the Library of Alexandria in antiquity to the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland at the outset of the Irish Civil War in 1922. Lectures will reflect on how societies deal with cultural trauma through reconstruction and commemoration, and on how the international community should respond to contemporary acts of cultural atrocity.

The series is global in scope, pan-historical and multi-disciplinary in approach, and features a panel of international scholars and practitioners of the highest calibre

The Out of the Ashes lecture series is generously supported by Sean and Sarah Reynolds.
Find out more about the series here

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Name: Trinity Long Room Hub
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