Fifth Leverhulme Public Lecture
Dr Alison Younger, University of Sunderland gave the fifth in the 2009/10 Sunderland
Leverhulme Lecture Series on Wednesday 3rd June 2009.
The topic was 'To Buy or Not to Buy or As You Hype It: Advertising on the Dublin Stage from 1742 to 1898'. You can see the video of the lecture on the ‘Consumer Culture, Advertising and Literature in Ireland, 1848-1921’ web site. See video.
Fourth Leverhulme Public Lecture
Dr Stephanie Rains, NUI Maynooth delivered the fourth in the 2009/10 Sunderland
Leverhulme Lecture Series on Wednesday 29th April 2009.
Her topic was: 'The development of
Modern Consumer Culture in Dublin: Department Stores and the Irish industrial Exhibition of
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St Patrick's Day Celebrations
On March 17th NEICN provided a day of events beginning in Sunderland Central Library. There was storytelling, Irish dancing from Inchigeelagh, a display of posters from the Leverhulme project and a poetry reading by Professor Willy Maley.
In the evening, Prof Maley gave the third Leverhulme public lecture and Aos Dana provided musical entertainment in Varsity. Click here for the gallery.
Third Leverhulme Public Lecture
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow) delivered the third public lecture on 17th March 2009.
It was entitled: 'Look
Back in Hunger: Ireland in Famine's Wake from Munster to The Maze, or The Faerie Queene to Steve McQueen '
Second Leverhulme Public Lecture
Dr Helen O’Connell (University of Durham) delivered the second public lecture on 3rd December 2008.
It was entitled: 'The Irish Novel and
Consumer Culture in the Nineteenth Century'