10.01.2023, 18:00 P.M.
On 30 June 1922, the Public Record Office of Ireland was consumed in a catastrophic explosion and fire. In a single afternoon seven centuries of historical records were destroyed in the opening engagement of the Irish Civil War. In June 2022, on the centenary of the destruction, a free public online resource - the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland - was launched. This partnership of historians, archivists, and computer scientists used copies and transcripts to recreate thousands of lost records. Dr Ciarán Wallace will discuss the reconstruction work and show some of the records available to the public. Ciarán is Deputy Director of Beyond 2022 and has lectured at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and Liverpool John Moore’s University.
Lecture begins at 6pm (Registration from 5.30pm)
Student €5 (for student bookings, please email email@example.com with a copy of your current, full-time student ID and the event title and the IGS team will contact you).
The lecture will take place in the O'Connell Room at the IGS City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. Doors open at 5.30pm. Attendees are asked to be in their seats by 5.55pm.