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

1916 Letters give students different slant on history, Irish Examiner, 11 April 2016

In Autumn 2015, the Letters of 1916 project collaborated with St Angela’s College in Cork as part of its community engagement event in Cork which was generously funded by a Science Foundation Discover grant. The Letters of 1916 team had the pleasure of visiting St Angela’s College to carry out a workshop with the Transition Year history … 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 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