13 December, 6pm
In this talk Brian will reflect on his career as an archaeologist and museum director in Derry, particularly his role in excavating centre-city sites at the height of the Troubles, and researching the fascinating but politically controversial history of the city as both an author and a creator of museum exhibitions.
Dr Brian Lacey is a historian and archaeologist specialising in the early medieval period in Co. Donegal and Derry city. He lectured at Magee College, Derry, (1974-86) and later set up Derry’s Heritage and Museum Service having directed a series of salvage excavations at ‘Troubles’ bomb-sites in the city. He directed the pioneering archaeological survey of Co. Donegal (1980-3) and headed the Discovery Programme, an institute for advanced research in Irish archaeology (1998-2012). He is the author of many research papers and about 12 books, including St Columba: His Life and Legacy and Medieval and monastic Derry: sixth century to 1600. His most recent published Derry research dealt with what happened in the city during the Easter Rising of 1916.
This talk is part of our Void Engage programme. Void Engage is the name given to the learning programme which places meaningful engagement at the heart of the gallery.
Admission free. Spaces limited.
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Archaeology and The Troubles: Researching the Past of a Divided City | Talk by Brian Lacey at Void, Derry