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Archives in Crisis:Symposium March 10, 2010

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture.

Hat tip to AK of the Irish Election Literature Blog for this which I think will be of interest to any of us who’ve spent fruitful, or fruitless, hours down at Bishop Street, PRONI (let’s hope they remember this is an island) or wherever.

Archives in Crisis:

A Symposium to Debate the Future of Archives in Irish Society

Saturday 10 April 2010, 3 PM to 5 PM

Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin

Moderator: Diarmaid Ferriter

Speakers: Fintan O’Toole, Catriona Crowe, Eunan O’Halpin

In 1922 the bulk of Ireland’s documentary heritage was destroyed. This symposium poses a stark question: what will be the state of Irish archives in 2022 on the centenary of the Four Courts blaze?

Presentations will discuss the cultural significance of archives in Irish society and the proposed merger of the National Archives of Ireland into the National Library. This will be followed by an open forum, during which audience members will have an opportunity to pose questions and share their views on archival policy in Ireland.

The meeting will conclude by taking nominations to a new Action on Archives committee, which will seek to make representations to appropriate bodies.

Admission Free – All Welcome

For further information, contact Dr Peter Crooks, pcrooks@tcd.ie (01 896 1368)

Organized in association with the Irish Chancery Project, Medieval History Research Centre,

Trinity College, Dublin


1. que - March 11, 2010

I wont be able to make it but thanks for the tip. I would love to go to this if I could.


WorldbyStorm - March 11, 2010

Me too que.


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