Archives and Social Justice Seminar Series: Archives and Activism

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ARA, Ireland and the School of History, UCD are pleased to present the third in our Archives and Social Justice seminar series.

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The final seminar in this series will examine the documentation and preservation of important social and political movements in Irish history.

This seminar will feature two presentations, followed by a moderated Q&A/discussion.

We are delighted to host Dr Maeve O’Brien from the Archiving the 8th Project and Niamh Ní Charra from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), who will be looking at two key collections that document the efforts of activists in transforming the cultural landscape of the country.

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14:55-15:00 Attendees will be admitted to Zoom conference

15:00-15:30 Archiving the 8th: Documenting Significant Social Shifts through Archivist, Activist and Academic Perspectives

Dr Maeve O'Brien, Postdoctoral Research Coordinator, Archiving the 8th Project

15:30-16:00 The Conradh na Gaeilge Archive: Activism, Archives and the Irish Language

Niamh Ní Charra, Project Archivist, Conradh na Gaeilge and Mary Robinson Collections, NUIG

16:00-16:30 Q&A/Discussion

About the Speakers:

Dr Maeve O'Brien is a postdoctoral research co-ordinator for the Archiving the 8th project at University College Dublin, funded by the Wellcome Trust. Her research interests include feminist approaches to archiving and community learning, reproductive justice and twentieth-century poetry. Recent publications include Women, Community Development and Northern Ireland (Fingerpost, 2021); Abortion Reform in Northern Ireland: What Does It Mean for Healthcare Providers? (Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2021); and a co-edited collection, The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath is due in late 2021.

Niamh Ní Charra is the project manager and project archivist for the Conradh na Gaeilge and Mary Robinson collections in the National University of Ireland, Galway. She previously worked in several other archives including the Military Archives on the Military Service (1917-1923) Pensions Collection. She is also the Irish language administrator for ICA’s Multilingual Archival Terminology database.

This event is part of the ARA, Ireland seminar series, Archives and Social Justice. For more information on the other events in this series, please see our website [insert hyperlink].

Please note, the seminar will be delivered via Zoom. Registration for this online event will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, 26 May after which point instructions for joining the Zoom video conference will be sent out to all ticket holders.

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