To coincide with the programme of events for the ‘Decade of Centenaries’, in December 2014 the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) opened a call for expressions of interest from custodians of heritage material relating to the Decade of Centenaries who wish to digitally preserve their holdings. The winning collection will also be launched at DRI’s…

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The 2015 Women’s History Association of Ireland Conference on the theme of ‘Irish women in the First World War Era’ will take place in NUI Maynooth on April 10-11, 2015. Keynote speakers include Sonja Tiernan (Liverpool Hope), Diane Urquhart (Liverpool) and Deborah Thom (Cambridge). The deadline for proposals for papers for the conference was 30 January…

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From January 26 to February 8 2015 the City Assembly House, South William St, Dublin 2, will host City, assembled: a moving panorama inspired by the Dublin Civic Exhibition, 1914. This is a collaboration between UCD and IADT. The original Civic Exhibition was held in the grounds of Kings Inns and the adjoining Linen Hall…

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From Thursday 22 January to Saturday 25 January 2015 the Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1, hosted a symposium entitled ‘Theatre of war’. This followed the successful ‘Theatre of memory’ symposium held in January 2014. The 2015 symposium was be a unique gathering of artists, journalists and academics discussing the world’s most troubling conflicts from a global,…

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On Friday 16 January a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ took place at the National Museum of Ireland Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo to accompany the museum’s current exhibition Preserving the peace: policing on the island of Ireland, 1814-2014. Ireland’s first police force, the Peace Preservation Force, is a little over two centuries old. What went before? Why…

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