Season’s Greetings from everyone at Letters of 1916

Season's Greetings | Letters of 1916

Season’s Greetings The Letters of 1916 team would like to thank everyone who collaborated with us in 2016. We look forward to working with you again in 2017 to continue growing the collection. We have picked out some seasonal letters to give an idea of how letter writers from our collection spent Christmas a century ago. … Read more

DiXit Autumn School

In Autumn 2016 Letters of 1916 partnered with the National Library of Ireland, An Foras Feasa, DiXit, and Maynooth Post Primary to host a three-day workshop, with to introduce transition year students to new forms of digital scholarship, scholarly editing, and to explore the 1916 Easter Rising from a novel perspective.    On the first … Read more

Progress update: November 2016

In November 2016 You have transcribed in total 117353 characters. We welcomed 56 new users in November 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1721. Currently there are 3300 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2939 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on 2 March 2016, you can explore the completed and fully transcribed … Read more

1916: A Year in the Life in Louth

Join us on Sunday, 13th November 2016 at The Governor’s House, Drogheda Museum Millmount, Co. Louth to learn more about ‘1916: A Year in the Life in Louth’. The event is organised in a collaboration with the Drogheda Museum Millmount, The Old Drogheda Society and the Droichead Arts Centre and is part of an exciting programme … Read more

Progress update: October 2016

In October 2016 You have transcribed in total 401140 characters, which is one of the highest numbers we have ever recorded. We welcomed 57 new users since September 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1665. Currently there are 3120 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2843 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on … Read more

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Letters of 1916 project

The Letters of 1916 project was launched on 27 September 2013 at the Discover Research Dublin event and we’ve marked the project’s birthday ever since with an infographic to demonstrate how much the project has grown since 2013. (look back at 2014 & 2015) 2016 was a big year for the project given that it is … Read more

Featured Transcriber: Sandra Butler

Sandra Butler is a former student of psychology at Maynooth University and is planning on returning to complete a Masters next year. Sandra is from Kildare and is a single mother of two wonderful daughters. She found out about the project on the volunteer.ie website and thought that it was definitely something that was right up her alley as she can … Read more

Progress update: September 2016

In September 2016 You have transcribed in total 128891 characters. We welcomed 71 new users since August 2016, bringing the total number of registered users to 1608. Currently there are 3073 letters uploaded to the system, of which 2783 are available to view and transcribe online. Since our launch on 2 March 2016, you can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in … Read more