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

Letters of 1916 Workflow 3: adding a letter

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Hannah Healy describes the next stage of our workflow, adding a letter to Letters of 1916. A large part of what I do on the letters project revolves around the uploading of new letters. For this process I use a set uploading template (provided on the … Read more

Letters of 1916 Workflow 2: Image editing

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Neale Rooney describes the next stage of our workflow, image editing. The second part of our workflow picks up where Karolina finished; the documents have been photographed to a very high quality and now we need to condense them for the web and crop them to size. … Read more

Letters of 1916 Workflow 1: Imaging

This is a repost from the #Letters1916 tumblr for #DayofPH 2017. Karolina Badzmierowska describes the first stage of our workflow, imaging. One of our contributors, Mary Harris, came along to our SFI Community Engagement event in Galway in November 2015 and brought a number of her family letters for digitisation. One of the letters, from Thomas … Read more

Letters written by Patrick or Patricia in the Letters of 1916 collection

As it’s St Patrick’s Day, we went looking through the Letters of 1916 collection in search of letters written by people named Patrick or Patricia. We found only one Patricia in the whole collection: Patricia Lynch (1894-1972) was an Irish nationalist and supporter of the suffragette movement. While living in London she befriended Sylvia Pankhurst who reportedly sent … Read more

International Women’s Day 2017

8th March is International Women’s Day and people around the world are uniting to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world. To mark the day, we would like to highlight some of the women from the Letters of 1916 collection. Click on a slide to view the letter:   Alternatively, click on … 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

Featured Profile: Nicole Lottig

Nicole Lottig is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender Studies. She also studied at Maynooth University during the Spring of 2015, obtaining a Certificate in Irish Studies. During her last semester of college, she got involved in Digital Humanities and fell in love! She has continuously been working on a … Read more

Speaking in Absence conference | Oxford, 21 June 2016

I recently had the opportunity to represent the Letters of 1916 project at Wolfson College, Oxford as a part of the Speaking in Absence conference organized by members of the Digital Epistolary Network: Helen Brown, Michaela Crawley and Olivia Thompson.   The day featured a number of talks, posters, and presentations concerning textual scholarship in … Read more

Researching the Easter Rising in Albany, New York

Dr. Karen Sonnelitter Assistant Professor of History Siena College @ProfSonnelitter Teaching Irish history at a small Franciscan college in upstate New York can present certain challenges. My students are enthusiastic to learn about Irish history but frequently have little background knowledge on the subject. The biggest challenge by far is integrating undergraduate student research into … Read more