Friday 7 November 2014

PRONI to host events for Explore Your Archives Week

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is to run a series of free events during Explore Your Archives Week (10–14 November).

The programme is based around daily themes to enable visitors to find out how to use PRONI and also serves as an introduction to the records held at the Belfast repository.

All the events are free but booking is required by email to or by telephone to 028 90534800.

Monday 10 November 

A lunchtime talk (starts 1pm) about Flickr portraits which capture 'a day in the life', with Joy Carey and Heather Stanley. #Dayinthelife

Tuesday 11 November

To mark Armistice Day, PRONI will be playing host to a half-day conference on Women and the First World War as well as Trevor Parkhill's book launch of the Emma Duffin Diaries. A voluntary Aid Detatchment Nurse during the First World War. 2–5pm.   #WW1Archive

Wednesday 12th November and Thursday 13th November

Practical Workshops at PRONI

Session One
10am (1hr) – Using the documents workshop
11am (1hr) – Using the online resources workshop
12am (30mins) – Tour of stores

Session Two
2pm (1hr) – Using the documents workshop
3pm (1hr) – Using the online resources workshop
4pm (30mins) – Tour of stores

Participants will be encouraged to post photographs of themselves working in PRONI on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtags #AskArchivists and #Archiveselfie

Friday 14 November

A rolling loop of animal imates from the archives will be presented on the AV systems in the PRONI building.  #Archiveanimals.