In this latest Blog Post, Dr Johanne Devlin Trew, from Ulster University & the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Funded Living Legacies World War One Engagement Centre, talks all things ‘Republican Crafts’.
On Wednesday March 14, 2018, a community conference and exhibition entitled Irish Republican Prison Crafts: Making Memory and Legacy was held at Belfast’s historical Crumlin Road Gaol. It showcased the Heritage Lottery funded project of Coiste na nIarchimí [Republican ex-prisoners organisation], supported by Living Legacies, Ulster University and The Open University. The goal of the project was to create a virtual archive of conflict-related Republican prison crafts that are in the possession of prisoner families and to capture the stories surrounding these objects of memory. The project took as a model the virtual archive developed by Living Legacies to record WW1 material sourced from the general public.
Continue reading Making Memory and Legacy: Virtual Archives of Conflict from WW1 to The Troubles
There will be a unique premiere at Tyneside cinema this July, as two short films about North East experiences of the First World War are aired.
The films were created by Newcastle and Durham University postgraduates and sixth formers from Heworth Grange and Ponteland High School. Postgraduates visited the Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn to gather private diaries, letters and photographs. These personal accounts and current sixth formers’ responses to them are at the heart of both films.
These films show the war through the eyes of the generation that experienced it and explore what it means for modern students to read those experiences.
The film-showing will take place in the Roxy at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle on 28th July at 6.30pm. The event is free and all guests will receive a glass of wine on arrival. Once the films have been shown there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers, the sixth-formers who took part and archivists from the Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn. This will be chaired by the Project Co-Ordinator, Dr Katherine Cooper.
To attend please email Faye Keegan on firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th July 2014.
This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, as part of the Collaborative Skills Development programme.