History Event Podcasts from DBF 2022Published 09/05/2023
We’re delighted to share that two of our history events from Dublin Book Festival 2022, which both took place at the RDS Library, are now available to listen back to as podcasts on The RDS Podcast.
At The Military Archives: A History, Director of the Military Archives and commandant in the Irish Army, Daniel Ayiotis, and Senior Conservator at the National Archives of Ireland, Zoe Reid, were in conversation with editor of History Ireland, Tommy Graham. The Military Archives: A History (Eastwood Books) by Daniel Ayiotis explores how the Military Archives came to be, establishing their importance in our understanding of the founding events of the state, while The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives (Royal Irish Academy), edited by John Gibney and Zoe Reid, is a lavishly illustrated book exploring how the Treaty came into being. They discussed these, and more, at last year’s event.
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At The Irish Civil War in Colour, author and historian, Michael B. Barry, and photographer and colouriser, John O’Byrne, were in conversation with journalist and broadcaster, David McCullagh, about their book The Irish Civil War in Colour (Gill Books), which saw the events of 1922 – 1923 brought to life again through hand-coloured photographs with informative captions. Many of these images were carefully selected from archives and private collections, so had never been seen before, while the captions were composed based on extensive historical research; offering a fresh perspective on a pivotal moment in Irish history.
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These episodes are also available wherever you usually get your podcasts.