The Linen Hall Library is preparing to launch a major new digital archive in January 2018.
The ‘Divided Society’ resource will collect together over 700 periodicals published between 1990 – 1998 focused on the Northern Irish conflict and peace process. Over 150,000 pages of material will be available along with a 1000 political posters and commissioned essays, audio and video interviews.
There is also an Outreach element which included an intergenerational reminiscence project involving community groups throughout Northern Ireland. Many of the participants were interviewed and recorded and audio excerpts will be included in the website focusing on themes around the social impact of the Troubles.
An exhibition featuring material gathered during the project’s reminiscence workshops will run in the Library from 3 August 2017 until 30 August 2017.
The wider project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will run from August 2016-January 2018.
For further information please contact: Gavin Carville