Each talk show AT HOME AND ABROAD will be initially broadcast at 8:00am on Sunday repeated at 8:00am and 1pm daily for one week.
It will then move to the archives.
- Nov 23rd
John McCafferty, UCD discusses the importance of the archives of Catholic religious congregations and dioceses for writing the history of Ireland.
It looks beyond the practical matters of conservation, preservation and dissemination of these unique records to examine some of the cultural and intellectual anxieties of both the owners and would-be readers. It suggests that it is worth considering the attitude of the State to its records alongside the attitudes of church bodies to theirs. It also stresses the importance of a basic literacy in theology and canon law as a pre-requisite for engagement with archives laid down by religious bodies for pastoral purposes.
From splendid Georgian beginnings to squalid tenement dwellings, the 14 Henrietta street museum seeks to interpret and exhibit Dublin’s rich and chequered social history through the stories and shifting fortunes of its residents. Built as a townhouse for the members of Dublin’s ruling elite, 14 Henrietta Street was divided into 19 tenement flats in 1877, with some 100 people living under its roof by 1911. It remained a tenement house until the last families left in the late 1970s.
Charles Duggan is heritage officer for Dublin City Council where his work is focused on collaborative practice to devise and implement cultural heritage infrastructure projects, new research and surveys on aspects of Dublin’s architectural, social and cultural histories, and dissemination of this work to a broad audience. Most recently Charles has led the development of the Tenement Museum Dublin, which brings to a conclusion a ten-year long project to rescue, conserve and reuse 14 Henrietta Street. Other current projects include the conservation of Saint Luke’s Graveyard, the Coombe, which opens later this year, and Dublin-focused research projects on 20th century architecture, Decorative Plasterwork, and the Wide Streets Commissioners. Recently completed projects include the County Dublin Archaeological GIS project and the Medieval Dublin Online project.
Katherine O'Donnell, director of an Irish Research Council project on recording the archival and oral history of the Irish Magdalenes, reveals how she came to undertake the project. She describes how she learned to deal with vicarious trauma and how the Magdalene oral history collection has an added significance given the imposed silence on the survivors of residential institutional abuse who participated in the Residential Institutions Redress Board. She closes with a description of how the Magdalene Oral history is aligned with the processes of Transitional Justice and proposes that the Republic of Ireland might adopt the central principles of Truth-Telling, Accountability, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence.
About the speaker
Dr Katherine O'Donnell is Associate Professor, History of Ideas, UCD School of Philosophy and one of the five members of Justice for Magdalenes Research. For ten years she was the Director of UCD Women's Studies Centre and she has published wid
The Ireland Canada Business Association held it's 5th Summit in Dublin on Nov 8th 2018. Kate Hickey, Executive Director provides a summary of the event.