R.J. Hunter – An Appreciation and Book Launch

The R.J. Hunter Fund Committee invites you to join us on Saturday, 20 October 2012 for R.J. Hunter – An Appreciation and Book Launch 

Venue: Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library & Archive
Time: 11am –2:30pm (A light lunch will be served)

  • The event will be chaired by Dr Sam Burnside, MBE and will celebrate the work of Robert John Hunter (1938–2007), historian of the Ulster Plantation.
  • The event will mark the publication of a number of works, and will preview other forthcoming resources, which draw on the work of R.J. Hunter, and which introduce some of the resources available to Plantation scholars. These include:
    • Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation 1607–1641
    • The Ulster Plantation in the Counties of Armagh and Cavan 1608–41, with foreword by David Edwards
    • Ulster Transformed: Essays on Plantation and Print Culture c. 1590–1641, introduced and prepared for publication by John Morrill
    • ‘Men and Arms’: The Ulster Settlers, c. 1630, introduced and prepared for publication by John Johnston
    • The Ulster Port Books 1612–15, introduced and prepared for publication by Brendan Scott
    • Sir Henry Docwra’s Cannon Ball: A momento of the taking of O’Cahan’s Enagh Castle in 1601, by B.G. Scott
    • The Plantation of Ulster: The Story of the English (folding  map and pocket history), with William Roulston

Speakers at the event will include:

Professor John Morrill, FBA, Cambridge University; Dr David Edwards, University College Cork; Dr William Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation; Dr Brian Scott, Sir Henry Docwra’s Cannon Ball; John Johntson, The Muster Rolls; Dr Brendan Scott, the Ulster Port books; John Killen, Linen Hall Library; Ian Montgomery, PRONI; Jack Johnston, Ulster Local History Trust; Joe McLaughlin, Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library; Roddy Hegarty, Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Library & Archive

To confirm your place, please RSVP before Friday 19th October to blivesey@communityfoundationni.org