5:30pm – 6:30pm. Thursday 21 November
When we speak of ‘Georgian Dublin’, the term usually refers to the public buildings and residences of the ruling elite. But what about everyone else who lived in the city, the lives they led and the worlds they moved in? This lecture will explore a city that lay behind the otherwise elegant facades of Georgian Dublin, to examine the cultural life, and the social, religious and political tensions, that defined Dublin from the Williamite War to the eve of the Great Famine.
Dr Sylvie Kleinman studied History and Translation in Paris before completing an M. Phil at Trinity College. Her PhD (DCU) examined Franco-Irish relations during the 1798 period. After working for the Dictionary of Irish Biography for one year, she catalogued the prints of the Irish Magazine published by Watty Cox (1807-1815) under the supervision of Professor David Dickson, who was her mentor during her two year Irish Research Council post-doctoral Fellowship (2007 – 2009). She has published widely on the life and military career of Theobald Wolfe, and lectured in Trinity and UCD for several years on Irish and European history. Sylvie worked in Dublin Castle during the 2016 centenary and recently published ‘Where Crown met Town: The Presence of Lay Catholics, and the Uncrowned Monarch of Ireland in the Chamber, 1795-1845’ in an illustrated history of the Throne Room.