History Hub, UCD’s public history website, has have recently launched a series of interviews exploring the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 for people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south.
‘1916 and me / 2016 and us’ consists of more than 40 interviews, recorded in Dublin and Belfast throughout 2016, with a wide range of individuals (academics, community leaders, politicians, artists, writers and members of the public) giving their views on the significance of the events of 100 years ago and also on the meaning of commemoration.
’1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ was a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen’s University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library and History Hub. The project was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund and produced by Real Smart Media for History Hub. All of the ‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ videos are now available to watch. A new interview will be featured on the website every day until the end of 2016. The videos will be deposited with UCD Digital Library for long-term preservation.
The interviews are being released daily and can be accessed on YouTube, beginning with writer and historian Philip Orr: