Progress update: March 2017

In March 2017 you transcribed 203726 characters in total. In March 2017, we welcomed 16 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1842. Currently 3589 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3261 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

#AskLetters1916: Education | 25 November 2015, 7.00 – 8.00pm

A special #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Wednesday 25th November 2015 from 7.00-8.00pm (GMT.) The focus for the chat is:   WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES FOR TEACHERS USING DIGITAL PRIMARY SOURCES IN THE CLASSROOM, AND HOW CAN THEY BE ADDRESSED?   Our next chat which explores the practicalities of using digital primary sources in … Read more

#AskLetters1916 | Business in 1916 | 1 Sept 2015

The next #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday 1 September 2015 from 5.30-6.30pm (GMT.) The topic for the chat is:   BUSINESS IN 1916     Our next chat which explores letters from the collection broadly associated with business in 1916 will be hosted by Dr Stephanie Rains of Maynooth University.   Prior … Read more

#AskLetters1916: #OnThisDay in 1916 | 4 August

The next #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday 4 August 2015 from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The topic for the chat is:   #ONTHISDAY : 4 August 1916   Our next chat which explores letters from the collection which were written #OnThisDay (4 August 1916) will be hosted by newest member of the … Read more

#AskLetters1916 chat – Digital Resources in the classroom | Tuesday 2 June 17.30GMT

The next #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday 2 June 2015 from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The chat will be co-hosted by the Military Archives and Neale Rooney from the Letters of 1916 project.  This month, the chat will focus on using and creating digital materials in the classroom. The chat is open to all … Read more

#AskLetters1916 chat: Lusitania and Naval Ships in WW1

  Today’s #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT): @letters1916 To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, the topic for the chat is: Naval Ships in WW1. Tweet us and join the conversation! Remember to include the hashtag: #AskLetters1916 in you tweet!  We are looking forward … Read more

#AskLetters1916 chat: Letter Selection

1. Letter from Lady Clonbrock to Mrs Budson, 19 April 1916 Letter from Lady Clonbrock (Augusta Caroline Dillon (née Crofton) to Mrs Budson requesting help in the creation of sub-centres in County Galway for the collection of moss for surgical dressings. 2. Letter from William Pearse to Éamonn Bulfin, 21 April 1916 This is a … Read more

#AskLetters1916 chat: 20 April | Letters of Easter Week, 1916

The next #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Monday 20 April 2015 from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The chat will be hosted by Dr Brian Hughes, a postdoctoral researcher in Trinity College Dublin and former Associate Editor of the Letters of 1916 project.  This month, the chat will focus on letters which were written 99 years ago … Read more

#AskLetters1916 chat: 3 March | Curating the Crowdsourced

The next #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday 3 March 2015 from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The chat will be hosted by Vinayak Das Gupta, a PhD student in Trinity College Dublin and will focus on   CURATING THE CROWDSOURCED   by discussing the problems of curating crowd-sourced material and considering issues ranging from captioning … Read more

#AskLetters1916 Twitter Chat | 3 February 2015, 17.30 – 18.30

The next #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday 3 February 2015 from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The topic for the chat is: WOMEN IN 1916 We are delighted to announce that Dr Mary McAuliffe from UCD Women’s Studies and Sinead McCoole, author and curator, will host our chat which aims to explore the … Read more