Letters of 1916 Co.Wexford Launch
SFI Discover Community Engagement Event
Thursday 16 April 2015 / 6pm – 9pm
Enniscorthy Library, Lymington Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / ALL WELCOME
DROP IN BETWEEN 6pm – 9pm:
6 – 7PM LETTERS 1916 DIY MEET THE TEAM DEMO / TRANSCRIBE / DIGITISE
7 – 8PM TALKS ON THE LETTERS 1916 PROJECT INCLUDING LETTERS OF LOCAL INTEREST:
Bernard Browne is a public servant who has written extensively on aspects of County Wexford’s history. He will speak on Senator Kathleen Browne and her background.
Gráinne Doran is Archivist with Wexford County Council and will speak on some of the documents in the county archive collection pertaining to the period
Ibar Carty is a well-known photographer from Enniscorthy who is also custodian of the P.A. Crane photographic collection. He will show some images from the collection (relating to the period)
Prof Susan Schreibman
Susan Schreibman is the Professor Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa, the Humanities Research Institute at Maynooth University. She is the Founding Editor of the Letters of 1916.
Emma is a PhD candidate in Digital Humanities in Trinity College Dublin and is the outreach co-ordinator for the Letters of 1916 project. She will speak about letters from the collection that were written by Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) nurses.
8 – 9PM RECEPTION
Bring in your family letters written between 1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916 to digitize and add to the Letters 1916 archive.
The Letters of 1916 has been awarded a SFI Discover grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). This funding allows the Letters of 1916 project to extend its outreach with four Community Engagement Events in Enniscorthy, Cork, Galway and Belfast in 2015.