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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Lord Mayor's Certificates: Oral History & Local Studies

The Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History will once again be offered at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Classes will be held on Monday evenings from September 2016 until April 2017.

Course tutors are Dr Catherine O'Connor and Dr Mary McCarthy.

The course consists of 65 hours of class-based tuition and two visits to local archive services. It is designed to equip participants with the essential skills for the preparation and conduct of oral history projects, including best practice in the collection and archiving of oral history interviews.

Full details and the topics covered can be found in the programme (download – 662kb pdf).

The closing date for course applications is 5pm on Friday 16 September 2016. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Two bursaries are offered by Dublin City Council for candidates taking this course. See the full details here.

The Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies will also be offered again at Dublin City Library & Archive. This course gives participants a formal and practical training in how to carry out research in local studies, with an emphasis on the history and heritage of local places, and how to write up their findings in the form of a dissertation.

The 85-hour course is taught by Dr Seamas O Maitiu and is held on Tuesday evenings. Three of these evening sessions will involve visits to archive services to explore source material first hand. Included in the 85-hours are also two full-day (Saturday) field trips will take place on dates to be arranged.

Full details and the topics covered can be found in the programme (download – 814kb pdf).

The closing date for receipt of course applications is 5pm on Friday 2 September 2016.

Two bursaries are offered by means of competition in respect of the course. Closing date for applications for a bursary is 5pm on Friday 26 August 2016. Details here (772kb).