Pue’s Occurrences was an eighteenth-century newspaper ‘containing the most authentick and freshest translations from all parts, carefully collected and impartially translated’. Our Irish history blog aims to provide a bit of freshness and debate, as well as viewing Irish history (and history in Ireland) as impartially as possible. Every week we (and our guest contributors) will present carefully collected opinions on a wide variety of subjects, with the aim of promoting debate, questions and comments from our readers.
Check out our (utterly biased) monthly recommendations to see what’s currently worth reading, attending, watching and listening to in the world of history. Our series of interviews with those who work in the history industry – in the museums, universities, publishers, libraries and archives – will give an insight into those who make it tick. Our own correspondents will describe the trials and travails of researching and writing in the PhD diaries and a monthly poll will offer some light relief. See our events listing for a guide to what’s on, and our requests page where you can post or respond to readers’ searches for information on a wide variety of subjects.”
Irish historians have been slow to embrace blogging, so Pue’s Occurences is a welcome addition. The blog has already covered topics such as tourism, Google, and sex, while Kevin, whose research background is in Irish foreign aid and foreign affairs, provides a wonderful review of Wojciech Tochman, Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia.
The homepage is here.