Lec­tured on Bo­hemian life

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THE var­ied range of top­ics em­bod­ied in the on­go­ing pro­gramme of his­tory lec­tures pre­sented by Cu­mann Sean­chais Ard Mhacha in­vari­ably gen­er­ates a broad per­spec­tive of in­ter­est and cu­rios­ity.

The next such lec­ture at the Car­di­nal Tomás Ó Fi­aich Memo­rial Li­brary and Ar­chive in Ar­magh ex­plores the in­trigu­ing sub­ject of Bo­hemian life in Ire­land.

Dr Elaine Sis­sons, Se­nior Lec­turer in the Depart­ment of De­sign and Vis­ual Arts at Dun Laoghaire In­sti­tute of Art, De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy ( IADT), Dublin, em­braces the sub­ject un­der the ti­tle, ‘ Wild Tu­mult’: Bo­hemian Life in 1920s Ire­land.’

Bo­hemi­an­ism is gen­er­ally en­vis­aged as the prac­tice of an un­con­ven­tional life­style, of­ten in the com­pany of like-minded peo­ple and with few per­ma­nent ties, in­volv­ing mu­sic, artis­tic or lit­er­ary pur­suits.

Dr Sis­sons, who spe­cialises in Irish cul­tural his­tory, has pub­lished widely on Irish vis­ual and ma­te­rial cul­ture in the late 19th and early 20th cen­turies.

The lec­ture is on Wed­nes­day March 7 and be­gins at 8pm with free ad­mis­sion and all wel­come to at­tend

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