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TLRH | Voices of the Past: Celebrating our Legacy

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 7 – 8:15pm

TLRH | Voices of the Past: Celebrating our Legacy

Voices of the past, stories for the future: a Research Showcase from the 1641 Depositions Project

On the 10th anniversary of its launch and almost 380 years since the outbreak of the 1641 Rebellion, the 1641 Depositions Project celebrates its legacy and impact in a virtual research showcase this October 22nd, 2020. A flagship transdisciplinary digital humanities endeavour, the project has transformed our understanding of how the controversial events of the mid-seventeenth century are recorded and remembered.

Join us in recognizing and understanding how the 1641 Depositions project benefited multiple partners and stakeholders within and beyond academia. We will hear from colleagues in computer science, education, policy, industry and the project funders, as well as special guests who launched the project 10 years ago. This showcase will also mark the forthcoming launch of the final 7 volumes of the 1641 depositions in November 2020 by the Irish Manuscripts Commission, and will be hosted by Prof Eve Patten, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and chaired by Prof Jane Ohlmeyer. 

Dr Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland and Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, launched the results of the project in 2010 during her presidency, and will reflect on history and identity, and on the importance of bowing to the past without being bound by it.

Professor Andrew Thompson, UKRI and University of Oxford, former Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, 2018-2020), will reflect on the Project's impact from the funding perspective. 

Marie Wallace, Data Strategist at IBM, will provide her perspective of the relevance of the 1641 Depositions Project for IBM and her own experience with working with academia.

Dr Eamon Darcy, an early modern scholar who worked on the 1641 Depositions Project, will reflect on the development of the educational resources in partnership with Bridge 21.

Professor Vinny Wade, CEO and Director of the ADAPT Research Centre, will bring his perspective as a Project partner in computer science. 

Professor John Walter, from the
University of Essex, will reflect on the Project's contributions to scholarly and archival research.
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‘Voices of the past, stories for the future: a Research Showcase from the 1641 Depositions Project’ is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. The 1641 Depositions Project received funding from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Arts & Humanities Research Council in the UK and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.

This is the second event as part of the 10-year celebration of the launch of the 1641 Project, find out more about the afternoon session 'Voices of the Past: Understanding our Impact' here 

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Online webinar
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Making Ireland, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but Registration Required

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