Press Release, Tuesday 24 September 2013 “Researchers at Trinity College Dublin are calling on members of the public to upload old family letters and photographs to a new digital archive as part of an ambitious public humanities project to recreate ordinary life in Ireland around the time of the Easter Rising of 1916. Ireland’s first … Read more
“RESEARCHERS are calling on the public to dig out old family letters and photographs to help them capture a snapshot of ordinary life around the time of the 1916 Rising. The project, headed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin, is the first history project in Ireland in which the public will play a key role … Read more
Dr Susan Schreibman was speaking about the Letters of 1916 Project on the Morning Ireland RTÉ Radio 1 this morning. Click here to listen.
Could your family photos and letters help researchers examine 1916 Easter Rising? “Members of the public are being called upon to dig out old family letters and photographs, to help researchers better understand life in Ireland around the time of the 1916 Easter Rising. From love letters to correspondence about politics or everyday life, families … Read more
The Letters of 1916 Project was featured on Ireland’s No 1 resource for digital / technology news: the SILICON REPUBLIC. “In what is being described as a ‘digital collection’ of letters, a new crowdsourced history project is launching at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) this week. The goal is to get the public to upload online any letters … Read more
On Friday 20 September 2013 another upload day took place. We were delighted to see some familiar faces as well as many so new enthusiasts willing to help out with uploading the letters into the database. While uploading, discussing metadata and encoding handwritten letters, we had many interesting discussions. The letters are giving us very … Read more
Preparations have been underway throughout the summer for the launch of the Letters of 1916 on 27th September. On 26th and 27th August, the Letters of 1916 team were joined by some willing researchers, both academic and enthusiasts, to trial out the transcribing portal on this blogsite. The days produced some interesting results, and some … Read more
Letters of 1916 Launch – 27 September 2013 The Letters of 1916 will launch on Discover Research Night at Trinity College Dublin, 27 September 2013. Join us from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm to contribute to the project. You can take part by bringing a letter to the Trinity Long Room Hub and we will photograph it. … Read more