British Library, Free Entry, 12.30-2.00pm on stated dates
The Eccles Centre Summer Scholars series runs through July and August. The series highlights the work of the Eccles Visiting Fellows and Postgraduate Researchers who have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to the North Americas collections to a public audience. The full schedule can be seen athttp://www.bl.uk/eccles/events.html#summerscholars
‘What Irish Boys Can Do’
Catherine Bateson analyses more than two-dozen American Civil War songs held in the British Library’s U.S. archives, and explores how ballads sung the story of Irish involvement in the conflict.
Dreaming of the Orient during the War on Germs
Bianca Scoti discusses oriental rugs in middle class homes and discourses on domestic hygiene in American magazines and periodicals at the turn of the twentieth century.