Annual Conference of the Commission internationale d’histoire et d’étude du christianisme, Jerusalem, 29 May-1 June 2011

The forthcoming annual meeting of the Commission internationale d'histoire et d'?tude du christianisme', to which the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland is affiliated, will take place in Jerusalem from 29 May to 1 June. There will be a conference titled 'Peace and Religion in Monotheistic Tradition' organised by Professor Yvonne Friedman, and the annual CIHEC reunion will be held in between the sessions. The programme for the conference is as follows: - Sunday 29 May: Pre-conference tour in Jerusalem ...

Europe, Empire and Public Opinion Conference, Oxford July 2011

A conference entitled ‘Europe, Empire and Public Opinion: Debate and Consensus in the Three Kingdoms, 1660-1763’ will take place on Friday and Saturday, 15 and 16 July at Jesus College, Oxford. Registration starts at 9am on Friday morning. The first session will follow at 10.15am and the conference will close by 5.30pm on Saturday evening. All sessions will take place in the Habakkuk Room in Jesus College. Lunch and various necessary coffee/tea breaks will be included on both days as part of the £70/£50 (concessions) fee for attendance. ...

The O’Queely Plate

The seventeenth-century altar plate, associated with Archbishop Malachy O'Queely of Tuam (c.1586-1645) had a chequered history. It is probable that it was commissioned by O'Queely, who was a native of Clare and educated in Paris. He became archbishop in 1630 and was killed in battle during the Confederate Wars in the 1640s. The plate may have been subsequently sent to the Continent for safe keeping during the troubled 1650s.It turned up in Spain in 1819. It had come into the possession of Henry Lynch, a native of Clogher House in the parish of Burriscara....

History Seminar, Pontifical Irish College, Rome

The Pontifical Irish College Rome will host an important history seminar on Saturday, 23 October 2010. Professor Dermot Keogh has organised a number of speakers to address the role of the Irish Catholic Church in the formation of the Irish state in the period between the World Wars. Speakers include Dr Daire Keogh, Ambrose Macauley, Martin Browne OSB, Todd Morrissey SJ and Patrick Kiely....

Recent discovery on Sceilig Mhichíl, Ciarraí

The archaeologist Michael Gibbons has described the discovery of a previously unobserved flight of steps on the monastic island of Sceilig Mhichíl (Skeillig Michael) as significant. It may point, he conjectures, to settlement on the island before the well-know monastic complex was established there from the sixth century AD. Traditionally high points, like Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, are associated with St Michael. The accompanying image, which features a window in one of the dry-stone oratories on the island and includes a view of Little Skeillig, was taken by Thomas O'Connor....

2010 issue of Archivium Hibernicum available in September

The 2010 issue of Archivium Hibernicum, the journal of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland will be available from September. Volume LXIII (Pp 379) contains the calendar of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century documents in the archives of the Irish College, Rome. The illustration features an eighteenth century engraving of an Irish college student. The catalogue was prepared by Vera Orschel....