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Bridge-IT Project: Hilda Tweedy

The Bridge-IT Hilda Tweedy project builds on two previous projects undertaken by the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, "Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives" and the "Life History Knowledge Exchange Archive".

Capitalizing on the work already completed in these two projects the Bridge-IT Hilda Tweedy project aims to develop a digital archive and exhibition on the life and accomplishments of Hilda Tweedy.

Funded through a philanthropic grant the project will create an interactive online exhibition on the life of the Irish feminist activist Hilda Tweedy. The exhibition will comprise a selection of private documents, provided by the Tweedy family, material already contained in the panels displayed at the physical Hilda Tweedy exhibition in 2011, a data index of the Tweedy Papers held by the National Archives in Dublin as well as interviews with former members of the Irish Housewives Association and women historians who knew Hilda Tweedy.

The objective is to present the material with the help of a new interactive timeline which will allow users to view the material in a chronological context and select individual aspects and events of Hilda Tweedy’s life.

Through the digitisation, online archiving and visualization of data the project’s broader aim is the preservation of archive material and a wider and user-friendly accessibility of this material.