Tuesday 11 September 2012

Celebrating Ireland's Archival Heritage: conference

Very interesting conference taking place early next month in Galway. It's billed as the 2nd Galway City International Heritage Conference and its theme is: Celebrating Ireland’s Archival Heritage.

It will take place on Thursday 4 October at the Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway.


9:15: Welcome by Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Terry O’Flaherty.
9:25: Official Opening by Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer.

Session 1
Chair: Aideen Ireland, Senior Archivist, National Archives of Ireland (NAI).

10:00: Building a Research Archive, The James Hardiman Library Archives, NUI Galway, with Kieran Hoare, Special Collections NUI Galway.

10:45: Archives and Society, with Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects, NAI

10:45–11:15: Tea/Coffee

Session 2

Chair: Professor Gearóid O’Tuathaigh

11:30: Why Irish Archives Matter, with Dr. Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth.

12:15: The Archives and the decade of commemorations: The Iconic versus the enduring, with Eunan O’Halpin, Trinity College Dublin.

13:00–13:30: Light Lunch with Sandwiches, Tea/Coffee

13:30: Protecting Your Archives, Caring for your Collection, with Benjamin van DeWetering, Ox Bindery, Co. Sligo.

Session 3
Chair: Dr. Raymond Refaussé, Church of Ireland RCB Library, Dublin.

14:15: Collecting the Nation: Archival Material in the National Museum of Ireland’s Collection, with Lar Joye, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

15:00: The Digital Challenge – Archives of the Future – The Future of the Archives, with Christian Schneeberger, Swiss Theatre Archives, Berne, Switzerland.

15:45: Collecting the Nation: Archival Material in the National Museum of Ireland’s Collection Comdt. Padraic Kennedy, Officer in Charge, Irish Defence Forces, Military Archives.

16:00 Discussion

Cost: A nominal fee (€10, Concessions €5)will be payable on the day of the Conference only.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Email or phone- (00 353) (0)91 536 410 for more information.