Annual Lecture

The Oral History Network of Ireland, in association with the National Library of Ireland, invites you to its inaugural annual lecture

A Bridge across Time? The Historian and Oral History in Ireland

By Dr Maura Cronin, Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 7pm

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street Dublin 2

Our Chair for this event is Anne Dolan,
Associate Professor in Modern Irish History, TCD.

Admission is free, but booking is required via:

This event will be followed by the inaugural OHNI Christmas Reception

Maura will draw on her research and teaching experiences to consider how personal and family narratives can both aid and hamper our understanding of historical events and ideas. She will examine what we mean by ‘good’ oral history, the way oral history can narrow the gap between old and young, the difficulties that accompany the recording of memories within a community, and the challenges posed when we superimpose contemporary beliefs on narratives of the past.

Maura Cronin lectures in History at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. She is Secretary of the Oral History Network of Ireland and has been engaged for almost twenty years in teaching oral history principles and practice at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2000 she set up Mary Immaculate College’s Oral History Archive, which currently holds over two thousand interviews on Irish social life.

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