Updated News November 2019 SASH - "The Great War Project"

Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre with The Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis were delighted to be able to support the launch of ‘The Shankill Great War Project’, crowd-sourcing web site.  Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and launched by Shankill Area Social History (SASH GROUP) on the 11th November 2019 @ 11 am.


We have very much enjoyed working with everyone and hope that in some small way we have helped to bring this project to fruition.  Creating an online presence for this valuable research will hopefully help to raise the profile of the community group, share this research with a wider audience and moving forward support the digital legacy and creation of new content.


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On Tuesday 21st May, The Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis officially launched the World War One Community Platform at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. 

This platform was made possible through generous funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. We are grateful to our colleagues at the National Lottery Heritage Fund who developed the First World War: Then and Now grant scheme, and supported community research projects into the legacy of the First World War. We are indebted to the many project contributors for making such valued contributions to public understandings of WW1 histories and heritage, and for graciously sharing their research with us and allowing us to use it on our platform.

Thanks also go to the project management, research and design teams – Elaine Reid, David Hardy, Dr Rachel Tracey, Dr Heather Montgomery, Joshua Montgomery and Artisan Web NI – whose combined expertise was vital in bringing this platform to fruition.  


WW1 Digital Portal



Living Legacies - Shared Heritage.
This video depicts our 'Shared Heritage' festival back in May, we documented the many discussions, debates, performances, displays and site visits we made to explore the legacy of the First World War and the Decade of Centenaries. Check out our video of some of the highlights!

Updated News August 2019

The CDDA digital team have been very busy in Enniskillen, where they have been working with the The Inniskillings Museum and The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership as part of the 'Access Inniskillings Digitisation Project'.

They had a very busy and enjoyable Bank Holiday Monday, when the team were delighted to run a series of digital upskilling training sessions, where volunteers, trustees and members of the public learned how to digitally capture, review digital standards and archive historic material in museum collections. The demonstrations of cutting-edge immersive 360° digital experiences via Virtual Reality headsets really went down a treat!!

The team then spent several days digitising and recording much of the pre-1900 collections held by the Inniskillings Museum, from historic maps to portraits and paintings.

To learn more about their ongoing Access Inniskillings project, read about it here

To learn more about The Inniskillings Museum visit