31 May - Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary' MA in Medieval History online exhibition
School of History
MA in Medieval History online exhibition, part of Hi6091 module.
Online exhibition, launched on Monday, 31 May 2021 as a series of six blog posts, published daily on UCC’s Library River-side portal, http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/.
Online exhibition, http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/
'Beggars and Artisans: A Cultural History of Cork’s Franciscan Friary' is a new online exhibition curated and overseen by Elaine Harrington, UCC Library’s Special Collections Librarian and Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, Senior Lecturer, School of History. The exhibition has been created by the current MA in Medieval History students as part of the HI6091 module. This exhibition explores themes of cultural continuity with a particular focus on Cork’s Franciscan friary. The church of St Francis is a significant architectural and artistic landmark in Cork’s city centre with its mosaics echoing early Christian apse mosaics and its stained-glass windows created by the Harry Clarke Studios. Using a 1953 publication titled 'Franciscan Cork: A Souvenir of St. Francis Church Cork' (part of the Munster Printing collection) the exhibition celebrates the ongoing collaboration between UCC’s Special Collections and the MA in Medieval History programme; this collaboration has already brought about four other online exhibitions inspired by the Library’s rare books and facsimiles: Mapping Cork, The Luttrell Psalter, The Book of Kells and Viking Cork.