With such a fantastic lineup of both in-person and online events taking place across November at the Linen Hall library, you wouldn’t want to miss out so we’ve collated a list below of what’s to come this month.

1. Being Human Festival: Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Thursday 11th November, 7.00pm – 8:30pm

As part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national humanities festival, Linen Hall Library is proud to host this two-day event series uncovering the history of a little-known archive Arolsen Archives created to find missing people after the Holocaust.

The pop-up exhibition will also have a drinks reception and talks on the history of search for the missing after the Second World War.

Welcoming Professor Dan Stone, Dr Christine Schmidt, Scott Edgar, the team of experts will lead the evening and discuss themes raised by the exhibition, including war, migration, rupture, survival and victimhood.

This event in partnership with the Linen Hall Library, the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library.

2. Remembering/Forgetting Partition in Ireland with Professor Guy Beiner

Wednesday 17 November, 2.00pm, Live Online Event (Zoom) 

Join Guy Beiner, Sullivan Professor of Irish Studies at Boston College and Professor of Modern History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for an exploration of the ways partition has or has not been commemorated in Ireland since 1921.

The Linen Hall Library’s Ireland Divided programme has been funded through the Shared History Fund, which The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office to help groups mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland.

3. ‘Stand Up Speak Out’ with Monica McWilliams

Monday 22nd November, 1.00pm 

Meet Monica McWilliams, activist and politician who will tell her extraordinary story for the first time at the Linen Hall library. 

Her book, ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’ is her first book which reveals her involvement in the civil rights protests of the 1960s, women’s movement and the foundation of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition.

4. Come Together: 100 Years of Music in Northern Ireland with Joe Lindsay

Thursday 24 November, 7.00pm

Join DJ and television presenter Joe Lindsay and more for a memorable evening celebrating a century of music in Northern Ireland. From the birth of the blues, pop, punk, and a thriving alternative dance scene, music has consistently brought the people of Northern Ireland together through the decades that brought people together through turbulent times.

The Linen Hall Library’s Ireland Divided programme has been funded through the Shared History Fund, which The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office to help groups mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland.

 

For more information about the event at Linen Hall Library, go to www.linenhall.com