Progress Update: October 2017

In October 2017 you transcribed 131751 characters in total. In October 2017, we welcomed 8 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1994. Currently 4337 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3643 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in more detail here. THANK … Read more

Progress Update: August / September 2017

In August/September 2017 you transcribed 101324 characters in total. In August/September 2017, we welcomed 69 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1986. Currently 4321 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3599 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in more detail here. THANK … Read more

Culture Night 2017

On Friday 22 September 2017, the Royal College of Physicians threw open the doors of its magnificent building on Kildare Street for Culture Night 2017. Every year, on Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours to allow increased access to the public. Special and unique … Read more

Letters 1916 – 1923 & RCPI: Culture Night 2017

Culture Night 2017

Join us as we team up with the RCPI Heritage Centre on Culture Night to create an evening of activities relating to Ireland’s revolutionary period.

The event will take place in the beautiful Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) building on Kildare Street and will include talks, demonstrations, interactive exhibitions, augmented reality and live readings over a 5 hour period.

Key information about the event:

Date:

22 September 2017

Time:

5pm – 10pm (drop in any time!)

Address:

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), 6 Kildare St, Dublin 2

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Schedule of talks

5.20 – 5.30 Damien Burke: ‘The Jesuits in 1917’
5.30 – 5.40 Jennifer Redmond: ‘Women’s experiences of 1916’
5.40 – 5.50 Dominic Price: ‘The importance of historical sources in inspiring a
cross-curricular approach for involving students in history’

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6.20 – 6.30 Paul Huddie: ‘The Nursing Branch of the military charity, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association’
6.30 – 6.40 Mary McAuliffe: ‘Revolutionary Women, Politics and Propaganda, 1917-1918’
6.40 – 6.50 Blair Halliday: ‘The shooting of my Mother on Easter Monday 1916’

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Letters 1916 – 1923 Launch

7.00 – 7.10 Professor Susan Schreibman: ‘Letters 1916 – 1923: The Birth of a Nation’
7.10 – 7.20 Robert Doyle: ‘Discovering a treasure trove – Eamonn Ó Modhráin’s letters’
7.20 – 7.30 LAUNCH: Professor Linda Connolly

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8.10 – 8.20 Joseph Peter Quinn: ‘Irish-born soldiers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces during WW1’
8.20 – 8.30 Tessa Finn: ‘May Fay and James Finn’s love letters from 1916’
8.30 – 8.40 Tom Burke: ‘Poppy / Armistice Day in Dublin, ten years after
Passchendaele.’
8.40 – 8.50 Ida Milne: ‘Letters from gaol: the ‘German’ plot internees and the
1918-19 flu’

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9.20 – 9.30 Brian Hughes: ‘The Truce period, July 1921–c.June 1922’
9.30 – 9.40 Billy Campbell: ‘The Truce and its consequences’
9.40 – 9.50 Andrea Martin: ‘The significance of Letters 1916 – 1923 for individual and
collective identity 100 years later’

 


Culture Night is an annual event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.

Featured Transcriber: Clara McDonald

Born and raised in the sunny south east of Ireland (it’s more like the mildly warm south east, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it), Clara is a twenty-five-year-old full time administrator and part time Early Childhood Education student. Aside from working and studying she can also be found performing with Wexford … Read more

Progress Update: July 2017

In July 2017 you transcribed 101324 characters in total. In July 2017, we welcomed 11 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1899. Currently 4148 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3449 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in more detail here. THANK … Read more

Progress Update: June 2017

In June 2017 you transcribed 102310 characters in total. In June 2017, we welcomed 11 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1899. Currently 3943 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3420 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in … Read more

Progress update: May 2017

In May 2017 you transcribed 56618 characters in total. In May 2017, we welcomed 27 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1888. Currently 3593 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3293 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in more detail here. THANK YOU All for … Read more

We are hiring: join our team!

Letters 1916-23 is delighted to announce three job openings: two postdocs and one research assistant. This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant public engagement project as we enter a new phase of research. 

Funding from the Irish Research Council is allowing the project to expand its scope through 1923, covering the Anglo-Irish War, Irish independence, and the Irish Civil War. It is also funding the construction of a new technical framework, from ingestion of new letters to publication to new modalities of text analysis and visualisation. 

 

Be part of one of the most successful crowdsourcing projects in the digital humanities. Further details are available here: 

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/human-resources/vacancies

 

For an informal conversation please contact:

susan.schreibman@nuim.ie


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Letters of 1916 Workflow 4: transcribing a letter

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Sara Kerr describes the next stage of our workflow, transcribing a letter. After the imaging of a letter has taken place, the letter is uploaded to the Letters of 1916 website transcription desk. During the upload process a form is completed providing a range of details … Read more