2017 Gilbert Lecture Publication Available
Published on 30th January 2018
The 20th annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture, 'Gentlemen’s Daughters in Dublin Cloisters: The social world of nuns in early eighteenth century Dublin', is now available for purchase in book form. The lecture looks at the social world of the communities of Poor Clare and Dominican nuns who established themselves in the Oxmantown/Grangegorman area of Dublin in the early eighteenth century. The 20th Gilbert lecture was given by Bernadette Cunningham, at Dublin City Library & Archive on Wednesday 25 January 2017.
The book was launched on Wednesday, 24 January, on the occasion of the 21st Gilbert lecture at the Dublin City Library & Archive in Pearse Street. Price is €8 and details are available on how to purchase / check availability in the library catalogue.
Listen to Bernadette's lecture "Gentlemen’s Daughters in Dublin Cloisters: The social world of nuns in early eighteenth century Dublin" on which the publication is based.
Dr Bernadette Cunningham is Deputy Librarian at the Royal Irish Academy and she is an expert on the history of 17th and 18th century Ireland. She is a graduate of University College Galway and University College Dublin, with degrees in History and Political Science and a PhD in Irish. She holds a post graduate qualification in librarianship from Aberystwyth.
Bernadette has published widely on early modern Irish culture and intellectual history. Books include The world of Geoffrey Keating (Dublin, 2000); The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish history, kingship and society in the early seventeenth century (Dublin, 2010); Clanricard and Thomond: 1540–1640: provincial politics and society transformed (Dublin, 2012), and (with Raymond Gillespie), Stories from Gaelic Ireland: microhistories from the sixteenth-century Irish annals (2003).