Archives in Crisis:
A Symposium to Debate the Future of Archives in Irish Society
Saturday 10 April 2010, 3 PM to 5 PM
Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin.
Moderator: Diarmaid Ferriter
Speakers: Fintan O’Toole, Catriona Crowe, Eunan O’Halpin
In 1922 the bulk of Ireland’s documentary heritage was destroyed. This symposium poses a stark question: what will be the state of Irish archives in 2022 on the centenary of the Four Courts blaze?
Presentations will discuss the cultural significance of archives in Irish society and the proposed merger of the National Archives of Ireland into the National Library. This will be followed by an open forum, during which audience members will have an opportunity to pose questions and share their views on archival policy in Ireland.
The meeting will conclude by taking nominations to a new Action on Archives committee, which will seek to make representations to appropriate bodies.
Admission Free – All Welcome
Organized in association with the Irish Chancery Project, Medieval History Research Centre,
Trinity College, Dublin