Unlocking the Archives: A Research Showcase from the Beyond 2022 Project
Marking the anniversary of the terrible fire of June 30th, 1922, which destroyed seven centuries of Ireland's historical memory, the Beyond 2022 Project presents "Unlocking the Archives"—a virtual research showcase and panel discussion on the 98th anniversary of the fire (June 30th, 2020).
Unlocking the Archives 2: Next Generation Access.
The evening will include an introduction of the project by Dr Peter Crooks, Programme Director of Beyond 2022, responding to the project's research is Professor Guy Beiner, Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, and Orlaith McBride, Director of the National Archives of Ireland, will discuss 'recovering the memory' of the Four Courts Blaze, and how archives can respond creatively to the challenge of commemoration within Ireland's Decade of Centenaries. The evening will be chaired by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub. Join the conversation and come on a journey into the newly-constructed 'virtual search room' within Beyond 2022's Virtual Record Treasury.
• Dr Peter Crooks, Programme Director Beyond 2022
• Prof. Guy Beiner is Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, Boston College; Professor of Historyat Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
• Orlaith McBride is Director of the National Archives, having served as Director of the Arts Council for almost a decade
Moderator: Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.
This is the second of two events on the 30th June you can read more about the lunchtime session here
Unlocking the Archives: A Research Showcase from the Beyond 2022 Project is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts. Beyond 2022 is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under Project Ireland 2040.