The Oxford Companion to Irish History
Edited by S.J. Connolly
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The approach of St Patrick's day brings to mind once again the ambivalent relationship that historians have with festivals and anniversaries. On the one hand they are our bread and butter. Regular commemorations are what keep the past alive in the public mind. And big anniversaries, like 1989 for historians of the French Revolution, or 2009 for historians of Darwinism, can provide the occasion of conferences, exhibitions, publishers' contracts, and even invitations to appear on television.
Posted on March 17, 2011
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