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Cookie Crumbles #17

Hello all! These past few weeks have been super busy for us, but here is your long overdue installment of Cookie Crumbles.

The 37th annual conference of the World Heritage Council took place this past week in Cambodia, where it was voted to add 19 new sites to the World Heritage List. Read more about the newly chosen locations and the reasons behind their selection here.

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On June 16th we celebrated Bloomsday, an annual holiday held to honor the author James Joyce, and his “decidedly difficult Magnum Opus” Ulysses. Find instructions on how to celebrate this unique holiday here, including a recipe for creating your very own “James Joyce” cocktail. We’ve also included this link illustrating Ulysses in 18 easy to understand cartoons for those of you who have never read the novel in it’s entirely, or just want to know what all the fuss is about.

Interesting tumblr highlight of the week: Great Art in Ugly Rooms. Check out this article on flavorwire, highlighting some of the more interesting pictures. If you have more time, check out the full tumblr page here.

In some positive public history news, it has been reported that the British Museum is experiencing record crowds partly as a result of their dynamic current exhibition schedule. If you haven’t already gone and you happen to be in London at all between now and September 29th, definitely make a point to go see the current exhibition, Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, which you can read more about here. We’ve also included a link to the British Museum’s website if you want to learn more about this fascinating presentation.

Photo Credit: National Gallery of Ireland

Photo Credit: National Gallery of Ireland

In other exhibition news, there are also a few shows making headlines in Ireland. The Perceptions of Landscape: From Galway to Leenane exhibition currently on at the National Gallery in Dublin highlights 41 watercolors done by William Evans of Eton during his west-coast travels through pre-famine Ireland. Read a full review from the Irish Times here. and make sure to go check out the show, which will be on in the Print Gallery until September 29th, 2013.

Last but not least, following on the heels of our last post, here’s a link to 75 “looking into the past” pictures. Amazing how much can change over time.

Until next week!

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Cookie Crumbles #1

Each week or so we’ll be posting a collection of interesting links, videos and articles we’ve found around the internet relating somehow to Public History.  Here’s the first installment!

One of the coolest thing to happen this week for Irish media was that short film we’ve posted above won the Short Film Jury Award for Animation at the Sundance Film Festival!  The film, directed by Tony Donoghue, is stop-motion animation piece that features pieces of traditional Irish furniture that are repaired and then make their way back home.  Definitely worth a watch.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/33666/hear-james-joyce-read-ulysses-and-finnegans-wake

As far as news goes on the Irish literature front, we came across this article.  It contains youtube videos of James Joyce, one of the most influential Irish writers of all time, reading aloud from two of his famous texts, Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake.  Enjoy!

http://www.flavorwire.com/366500/the-best-fictional-libraries-in-pop-culture

We think it’s safe to say that most everyone wishes that these libraries existed in real life.  Also, fun fact for all of your who don’t know, the Jedi Temple Library (number 6 on the list) is said to be inspired by the Trinity College Library Long Room (also the picture we used for the header photo on our blog!).

http://blog.wordnik.com/lewis-carroll-through-the-looking-glass-and-what-words-we-found-there

In honor of Lewis Carrol’s birthday (which was on January 24th) here’s an article containing 10 words that he invented for use in his tales.  We challenge you to see how many you can use today. 🙂

And last but certainly not least, in honor of Groundhog’s day we’ve linked the above video for all you out there who need a refresher on how/why this holiday came to be.

Until next week!

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