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Dublin Festival of History 2017

Vulnerable children and childhoods in Irish History

Vulnerable children and childhoods in Irish history

Join us at the Dublin Festival of History for a taste of some recent research on the history of children and childhood undertaken by DCU academics. This session features three illustrated talks on the problems faced by vulnerable children and youth as a result of their employment, activism or exile in Ireland in past centuries:

1)      Chimney sweeping and violence against children in Ireland, 1700-1860 – Professor James Kelly, DCU School of History and Geography.

2)      The perils of adolescent activism during the Irish Revolution – Dr Marnie Hay, DCU School of History and Geography.

3)      Operation Shamrock: Experiences of German child exiles in Ireland – Dr Áine McGillicuddy, DCU School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.

The event takes place in Room E223, DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, on Thursday, 27th September 2018 at 6.30 pm.

No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on the Dublin Festival of History, check out www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie


27th September, 2018