Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: The Voice of an Irish Community Abroad
It started in 1757 with the capture of an Irish wine ship on its way home from Bordeaux during the Seven Years’ War. Most of the 125 letters carried aboard the Two Sisters of Dublin remained unopened until a member of New York University’s Irish Studies faculty discovered them in a London archive in January 2011. The voice of this little-known Irish community in the heart of French wine country comes to life in a book, academic conference, and exhibition centered on the Bordeaux-Dublin Letters and the story of Irish expatriates in the early-modern world
- Learn how you can visit this special exhibit, The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: The Voice of an Irish Community Abroad at NYU's Bobst Library until April 2014.
View the complete schedule for The 1757 Bordeaux-Dublin Letters Conference on October 25-26, 2013 at Glucksman Ireland House NYU
Information about the companion book The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad, featuring the 125 letters, plus translations of the twenty-five letters in French, together with illustrations, maps, annotations, a comprehensive index, and a substantial critical introduction to assist readers in contextualizing and interpreting the letters. Preorder on Barnesandnoble.com.
Read the 1757 Bordeaux-Dublin Letters Project NYU press release.
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