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Archival Projects

The Long Eighteenth Century: The Physical Record "Awareness and Access" Project Leader: Dr Sarah McCleave (School of Music, QUB) "The Long Eighteenth Century: The Physical Record", is a project founded by the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the Queen's University of Belfast. The project is open-ended in scope, and is meant to foster initiatives which will heighten awareness of, and improve access to, archival and ephemeral records relating to the long eighteenth century (1680-1840) in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The types of activities which this scheme is meant to encourage include:

Conferences and publications on archival sources in Ireland. See the Events page for more information concerning the conference held at the School of Music, QUB on 14 September 2004.

Educational initiatives which will introduce a new generation to archival research.

The development of cross-border bids to secure funding for cataloguing targeted collections. The development of funding bids to facilitate the close analysis of significant archival collections.

The development of a web site which will act as a gateway to 18th-century material in libraries, archives, and museums across Ireland. The project is committed to developing links between CECS and interested scholars or professionals working in archives, museums, libraries, and the heritage industry.

For further information please contact:

Dr Sarah McCleave
School of Music
The Queen's University of Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN

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