"Engaged Neutrality: Belfast's Linen Hall Library"

Published 12-01-2011

Sun. Dec. 4 @ 5 pm/Jones Room

Founded in 1788, the Linen Hall is the oldest library in Belfast. Established by radicals influenced by the liberal and egalitarian principles of the American and French revolutions, it is renowned for its unparalleled Irish literary and political collections. The Linen Hall began collecting material from and about the Troubles at the very outset of civil unrest in 1968.

John Killen

The current librarian, John Killen, will speak about these collections, particularly the award-winning exhibition of political posters, “Troubled Images” and its connections to civil rights in the American South.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta, Emory’s Irish Studies Program, and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory.

More information: Geraldine Higgins, ghiggin@emory.edu
Directions and parking: http://bit.ly/fishburneparking


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