Launch of the Letters 1916

The Letters of 1916 project was launched on Friday September 27th, 2013 at 6pm at Discover Research Night, when researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy invited the public to come and experience research in action.  Members of the public brought family letters to the Trinity Long Room Hub to upload to the … Read more

Letters 1916 Project on BBC History Magazine website

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 in SILICON REPUBLIC

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

Upload Days 26th and 27th August 2013

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