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Monday, 9 December 2013

Monuments and Buildings Record 2014 Programme of Public Lectures

The Monuments and Buildings Record's programme of free public lectures returns in 2014 with a host of free events in the public reading room at Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

For further information or to be kept up to date with public events in the MBR please call 028 9054 3159 or email hmenquiries@doeni.gov.uk

MBR, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA

All events: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (additional lecture in September to coincide with Culture Night Belfast)

Friday 10th January
Marcus Patton, Hearth Housing
Sow's Ears & Silk Purses - Hearth's work with derelict buildings.

Friday 7th February
Prof Audrey Horning, QUB
Ireland in the Virginian Sea: comparative archaeology of early modern Atlantic expansion.


Friday 7th March
Declan Hill, Forum for Alternative Belfast
BELFAST/ a method – ideas for development.

Friday 4th April
Mike King, Down County Museum
Moving, conserving and interpreting the Downpatrick High Cross.

Friday 2nd May
Cormac McSparron, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork
Digging Culture in Derry / Londonderry: Excavations at Elagh Castle and a Seventeenth Century fortification at Prehen House.

Friday 6th June
Dr Rowan McLaughlin, QUB
Rewriting the (Pre) history of Ulster: A synthesis of developer led excavation, monuments and earthworks.

Friday 4th July
Niall Colfer, UCD
Turning Stone into Bread: The Millstone Quarries of the Mourne Mountains.

Friday 1st August
Michael Coulter, Director, Built Heritage
Canals and Navigations – the heritage perspective.

Friday 19th September
1:00pm Sir Robin Masefield
Grey Point Fort - Northern Ireland's Maritime World War One Legacy.
4:00pm Philip Orr, Historian & Author
September 1914- the men of Belfast sign up for the First World War - an illustrated centenary lecture.

Friday 3rd October
Robert Heslip, Belfast City Council
Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces.

Friday 7th November
Dr Emily Murray, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork
Digging up Medieval Derry: Excavations at Bishop Street Within.

Friday 5th December
Dr Philip MacDonald, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork Recent Historical & Archaeological Research at Dundrum Castle.


Accessing the Monuments and Buildings Record
Online: http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/built-home

Visit: The publicly accessible Pat Collins Reading Room provides access to records, maps and photographs. Copies of records and photographs may be purchased. No appointment is necessary.

Opening times: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm (excluding public holidays)

Address: Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA

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