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DIB Rogues: William Burke, murderer

Monday, 15 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation.  Next in our...

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DIB Rogues: Chicago May, blackmailer

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. Next up is ...

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DIB Rogues: Anne Bonney, pirate

Monday, 8 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. We start with Anne Bonney, perhaps...

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Favourite DIB lives: Michael Dillon, trans man, doctor, Buddhist monk, writer

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Selected by the DIB's Liz Evers, Michael Dillon is a remarkable figure whose brave quest for self understanding and freedom led him to transition from female to male, West to East, Christianity to Buddhism. Dillon'...

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Favourite DIB lives: Asenath Nicholson, American philanthropist

Friday, 15 May 2020

Selected by Bláithín Ní Chatháin of the Atlantic Philanthropies Archive Project of the Digital Repository of Ireland,* American philanthropist Asenath Nicholson came to Ireland during the famine years to support...

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Favourite DIB lives: James Redpath, American journalist

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Selected and written by Dr Patrick Maume of the DIB, James Redpath was an American journalist and anti-slavery campaigner who became an outspoken advocate of the Land League in Ireland.

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Favourite DIB lives: Thomas Phillips, military surveyor and map-maker

Monday, 11 May 2020

Selected by Sarah Gearty, cartographic editor of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Thomas Phillips was a seventeenth-century military surveyor. His biography is part of our Favourite DIB lives #...

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Favourite DIB lives: John Ferrar, historian, printer and public man

Friday, 8 May 2020

Selected by Jennifer Moore of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, John Ferrar made a significant contribution to printing in Ireland, as well as the writing of local histories. His biography is part of our Favourite...

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Favourite DIB lives: John Scottus Eriugena, medieval scholar

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Selected by Dr Joseph Flahive of the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, John Scottus Eriugena was a prolific medieval scholar of Latin and Greek, 'rediscovered' in the nineteenth century....

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Favourite DIB lives: Ernest Shackleton, explorer

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Selected by Dr Juliana Adelman of DCU, and introduced by Kevin Kenny (Shackleton Autumn School) and Professor Jim McAdam (Shackleton Scholarship Committee), Ernest Shackleton had a gift for coping with crisis and...

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