From the Archives: Public History
Thanks to a collaboration between the National Library of Ireland and the 2017-18 UCD Public History MA, History Hub presents a new monthly series dedicated to showcasing manuscript and archival sources from the National Library of Ireland’s collections. In this series of articles, written by the students of UCD’s MA in Public History, we aim to uncover documents that lie outside what might typically be seen by the public. This series provides the context and history behind seven unique pieces from the library’s archives, ranging from a discussion on the traditional dress of Irish dancers to the letters of World War I soldiers written from the trenches. Thanks in large part to the NLI’s dedication to both preserving and making accessible archival material, the historical documents exhibited through this series will be available here on History Hub. Follow History Hub to read these pieces as they are released each month.
Find out more about the MA in Public History at ucd.ie/history and see the NLI’s full archival and manuscript catalogue online at sources.nli.ie. To read these and other ‘From the Archives’ pieces, visit historyhub.ie/from-the-archives.
Abigail Smith, Series Editor
2017-18 MA in Public History
UCD School of History