#AskLetters1916 chat: 2 December | Crowdsourcing: The Volunteers

  The monthly #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat took place on Tuesday 2 December from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The topic for the chat was:   CROWDSOURCING – THE VOLUNTEERS     Back in July 2014, the #AskLetters1916 chat took place around the topic of crowdsourcing Digital Humanities projects. The chat was very animated with contributions from … Read more

Featured Letter by Edward Kearns: John Quinn to George Gavan Duffy, 9 September 1916

We have just added our newest featured letter post to the site.  The post was created by Edward Kearns who studied English and Sociology in University College Dublin before moving on to the M.Phil course in Digital Humanities and Culture in Trinity College Dublin. Edward has written for the campus newspapers of both universities, and has recently completed his … Read more

Featured Letter by Edward Kearns: John Quinn to George Gavan Duffy, 9 September 1916

FEATURED LETTER Letter from John Quinn to George Gavan Duffy, 9 September 1916 (University College Dublin Archives) by Edward Kearns On 9 September 1916, John Quinn sent a letter across the Atlantic to his fellow lawyer George Gavan Duffy. A copy of this letter has found its way into the Letters of 1916 collection, and … Read more

“Darling Mummie” the Easter Rising was an “awful tragedy”

“Darling Mummie” the Easter Rising was an “awful tragedy” Vicereine’s letters from Dublin to her mother in England in 1916 to be auctioned Article by Michael Parsons | 1 November 2014 | Irish Times online   Mementos associated with Ireland’s struggle for Independence during the early years of the 20th century are the main highlights in Whyte’s History … Read more