21 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD will launch a History Ireland Hedge School in Clones next month.

‘The Somme: what actually happened,’ Hedge School event will take place in the Ulster Canal Stores on Friday, 5th February at 7pm. The History Ireland Hedge School is a panel discussion of about seventy five minutes duration, involving four speakers, each an expert on an aspect of the topic under discussion. The discussion, and audience involvement, is facilitated by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland, frequent presenter of Talking History on Newstalk radio and a regular contributor on the Moncrief show on Newstalk.

The Ulster Canal Stores event will involve speakers Jennifer Wellington from UCD, Lar Joye, National Museum, Jason Burke, Queen’s Belfast and Clones based historian George Knight from Clogher Historical Society.

Dr Jennifer Wellington is a lecturer in Modern Global History at UCD. Her research focuses on the cultural history of warfare in the first half of the twentieth century. After completing Honours degrees in Law and English at the Australian National University, she pursued her doctorate in history at Yale University. Her PhD thesis ‘War and the Imperial Imaginary: museums, exhibitions and visual displays of the First World War in Britain, Canada and Australia, 1914-42’ was…


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