Royal Irish Academy, Reading Room
As part of ‘Reflecting the Rising’, the Digital Repository of Ireland invites members of the public to enjoy ‘pop-up’ talks and interactive site presentations of Inspiring Ireland, the multiple award-winning project by DRI at the Royal Irish Academy. It brings together fascinating objects – photos, diaries, medals, ephemera, and more – that first came to public attention at last year’s ‘Road to the Rising’ event in the GPO. They are now displayed and openly available within Inspiring Ireland 1916, a series of curated exhibitions that combine public memorabilia alongside ‘iconic’ objects from national cultural collections and RTÉ Archives.
The talks and site demonstrations by digital cultural heritage experts and historians will help visitors learn more about the public and private stories of 1916 in Inspiring Ireland, stories that paint a picture of everyday lives during this important year in Ireland’s history. Pop-up speakers on the day will include Teresa Breathnach, Natalie Harrower, Brian Hughes, Timothy G. McMahon and Pádraig Yeates. DRI is Ireland’s national trusted digital repository for humanities and social sciences data. This means that digitised 1916 content is preserved for long-term access and discovery, and will continue to be available to a worldwide audience for the next 100 years and beyond.
Picture courtesy of Inspiring Ireland