National Library of Ireland – Cafe
10 am – 12 pm
Monday 16 July 2018

With the support of the National Library of Ireland, and its Director Sandra Collins, I’m pleased to announce that an informal ‘Archiving the 8th’ networking event will be held on Monday, 16th July from 10 am-12 pm.

This event has been planned in response to the high degree of interest amongst archivists, museum professionals, researchers, and campaign-related groups on plans to document, archive, and collect material related to the recent 8th amendment referendum – many of whom have gotten in touch via this site, and on Twitter (@archivingthe8th / #repealthe8th)

The content of the day will consist of quick presentations from some of the organisations involved in various collecting activities, followed by the opportunity for open conversation and dialogue. Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be provided, thanks to the generosity of the NLI. The aim, by the end of the session, is for participants to go away with:

  • A strong working knowledge of who is collecting what, and how — and an awareness of where potential gaps may be
  • New ideas for projects/initiatives that they can follow up with in their own organisation, or as academic researchers
  • A network of archiving/collecting contacts to draw upon in future

Already confirmed are representatives from the National Library, Digital Repository of Ireland, Oral History Network of Ireland, Women’s History Association of Ireland, and researchers from UCD, TCD, QUB and UL.

Given space limitations, we are currently accepting expressions of interest to attend on the day. Please fill out a short form & we will be back to you as soon as possible to confirm registration.* Many thanks!

Kind regards,

Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald
Associate Professor
School of Art History & Cultural Policy
University College Dublin

*registration is now closed.