Updated News History Hut June 2019
NEW PROJECT: 'Access Inniskillings Digitisation Project'
The Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis is delighted to launch this new project with the Inniskillings Museum, digitising their irreplaceable pre-1900 historical archive. The research materials include letters, diaries, maps and photographs relating to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; this project is looking to foster a greater understanding of the materials held in the museum’s archives and we are very excited to begin the work.
Inniskillings Museum just celebrated its 50th anniversary, charting the history of one of Ireland’s oldest regiments. Watch Inniskillings Museum: 50 Years to learn more and why not follow them on Twitter @Inniskillings.
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.
Updated News 2019 WW1 Engagement Centres Festival –
‘Legacies of the First World War’ Shared Heritage -
Legacies of the First War, 18th – 22nd May 2019
What’s it all about?
To mark the end of the Centenary of WW1, a week of free public activities and events will be held across Northern Ireland, on the theme of Shared Heritage. The idea is to bring together heritage groups, projects and stakeholders to share experiences of exploring the legacies of WW1. These legacies connect the past with the present and we want to use Shared Heritage as a way of connecting communities from all across these islands, to help deepen our understanding and appreciation of the war in Britain and Ireland and its significance to us today. Our week-long Shared Heritage events are open to all, and cover topics such as archaeology and landscape, drama and creative arts, digital technologies, museums and exhibitions, led by the ‘Living Legacies 1914-18’ engagement centre and our partners. You can now sign up to the events by following the links below:
Please click here to read in full or see below for links to each event:
LANDSCAPE LEGACIES—CLEENISH, COUNTY FERMANAGH
18 May 2019 09:00
COMMEMORATIVE WALKING TOUR—WEST BELFAST
20 May 2019 10:50
PERFORMING THE PAST— SYMPOSIUM
20 May 2019 14:00
PERFORMING THE PAST— PLAY
20 May 2019 18:30
21 May 2019 10:00
22 May 2019 12:30