Lectured on Bohemian life
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