unnamed-2On Wednesday 27 July UCD History Hub recorded video interviews in the Ulster Museum, Belfast on Wednesday, 27 July from 10:30 am as part of the ‘1916 and me / 2016 and us’ . All were welcome to participate.

By asking simply ‘what does 1916 mean to you?’, ‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ will explore the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 in the construction of identity and historical consciousness among people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south. The project consists of recorded interviews with various 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. Many of the interviews will be featured on History Hub and all interviews will be deposited in UCD’s Digital Library for long term preservation.

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ is a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen’s University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library and HistoryHub.ie. It is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peace and Reconciliation Fund.

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