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Additional centenary notes - Elizabeth Miller
Additional centenary notes
There were several other centenary events that I did not attend, due to the fact that I have yet to figure out how to be in two different places at the same time. Dublin marked the event in a number of ways: the issuing of an Irish postage stamp commemorating Stoker; a conference on "Vampires and/as Science" held at Trinity College, a tour of the house where Bram was born in 1847 (in Clontarf), and a proposal for naming one of the Liffey bridges after Bram.

One event I especially regret having missed was the unveiling of a portrait of Bram by members of the Dublin Sketching and Painting Society. Bram was one of its founding members! Here is their tribute. (artist: Aidan Hickey)

There are still a few activities planned for later this year. In early July (5-6) the English Department at Trinity College Dublin (Bram's "alma mater") will host an academic conference. I will be attending that one. In fact, Dacre and I will be presenting our slide show on the Journal at the National Library of Ireland on Saturday July 7 at 2 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Meanwhile if you'd like to read more about the centenary events (including press coverage), you should visit the website of the Bram Stoker Estate:

I will continue reporting on other events as they come to my attention. Until then...

Here's to Bram!
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