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'It's not the past that matters, it's the way you see it': Childhood, Ireland, and Children's Fiction - Lecture at the NLI

The National Library of Ireland is hosting a lecture series in conjunction with our photographic exhibition Small Lives – Photographs of Irish Childhood 1880 – 1970

 The first lecture is in February and focuses on Irish history as portrayed in children’s fiction.

 Wednesday 15 February at 7pm

'It's not the past that matters, it's the way you see it': Childhood, Ireland, and Children's Fiction. Lecturer: Dr Pádraic Whyte, Assistant Professor of English, Trinity College Dublin.

 

Dr Pádraic Whyte will discuss the representation of Irish history and childhood as portrayed in children’s fiction. Dr Pádraic Whyte is Assistant Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin and author of Irish Childhoods: Children’s Fiction and Irish History

 

Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2

This event is free and no booking is required. Futher details from www.nli.ie

 This lecture is organised in conjunction with the photographic exhibition Small Lives- Photographs of Irish Childhood 1880 – 1970.  

 

Exhibition

Small Lives – Photographs of Irish Childhood 1880 – 1970

 The National Photographic Archive’s current exhibition explores photographs of Irish children from 1880 to 1970. The photographs are from the National Library of Ireland’s photographic collection and show a wide range of photographs from formal studio shots, images of school children and photographs of city life in the 1960s. The exhibition will run until June 2012 and takes place in the National Library’s Photographic Archive, Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

 
 

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