Letters of 1916 Belfast Launch


Letters of 1916 Belfast Launch
SFI Discover Community Engagement Event

Thursday 28 May 2015



EXPLORE life in Ireland a century ago
CONTRIBUTE to a crowdsourced history project
LEARN about how a digital archive is created
DISCOVER hidden stories of 1916


Bring in your family letters written between 1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916 to digitize and add to the Letters 1916 archive.


DROP IN BETWEEN 5.30pm – 8.30pm and join us for a glass of wine

5.30 – 6.30 PM OPEN SESSION

Letters 1916 DIY Meet the Team Demo / Transcribe / Digitise

6.30 – 7.45 PM A YEAR IN THE LIFE:

A series of talks exploring life in Ireland a century ago highlighting letters from PRONI’S collection

Professor Susan Schreibman (Maynooth University)

Ian Montgomery (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)

Stephen Scarth (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland)

Jason Burke (East Belfast & The Great War)

7.45 – 8.30 PM RECEPTION


Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
2 Titanic Boulevard, BELFAST, BT3 9HQ




The Letters of 1916 has been awarded a SFI Discover grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). This funding allows the Letters of 1916 project to extend its outreach with four Community Engagement Events in Enniscorthy, Cork, Galway and Belfast in 2015.



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