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Exploring the Archives 1910-1921

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An online event looking at the important role played by archives in understanding the events leading to the creation of Northern Ireland.

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On Thursday 28th January 2021 at 7pm GMT, join former Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland, Catriona Crowe, in discussion with a specialist panel of experts. The panel will explore the importance of archives in informing our knowledge of the period surrounding the partition of Ireland.

The free online event is part of a programme of events in conjunction with the Tower Museum Derry-Londonderry's latest exhibition 'Dividing Ireland - The Origins, Impact and Legacy of Partition'. The event will be hosted on Zoom webinar and details of how to join will be issued to ticket holders via email a few days in advance.

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Catriona Crowe is former Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. She was Manager of the Census Online Project, which placed the Irish 1901 and 1911 censuses online free to access. She is editor of Dublin 1911, published by the Royal Irish Academy in late 2011. She presented the RTE documentaries, Ireland before the Rising, shown in February 2016, and Life After the Rising, shown in January 1919. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Stephen Scarth is Head of Public Services at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), a division within the Department for Communities (NI). He has been in post since 2010, and is responsible for all customer related activities. This wide remit includes onsite visitor services, remote and online services, events, talks, exhibitions, education resources, the marketing of PRONI, partnership development as well as managing the use of the building, eg premises, facilities management and corporate governance. Stephen has over 20 years’ experience working in archives and is a current board member of the Archives & Records Association UK & Ireland.

Elizabeth McEvoy is an archivist at the National Archives of Ireland, with special responsibility for education and outreach. Elizabeth has 21 years’ expertise and experience developed while working for both the National Archives, Ireland (NAI) and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at their Documentation Centre in Prague.

Michael Keane has worked as an archivist for the Military Service Pensions Project since 2008. As well as processing and databasing duties he has undertaken outreach and promotional activities for the Project. Michael has a B.A. in History and Sociology from U.C.C. and a Higher Diploma in Archives and Records Management from U.C.D.

For further information or to make us aware of any disability access needs, please contact p.larkin@nervecentre.org

This event is part of the Understanding the Decade of Commemorations project, delivered by the Nerve Centre in partnership with the Tower Museum. The project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), match-funded by The Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

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