Interventions in The Historical Archive: using the past in the present

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Wednesday 4 October at 6.30pm in Inchicore Library.

Emilie Pine will consider the publication of the Report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, a 2,600 page official report on the history of institutional childcare in Ireland 1920-1990. The Ryan Report functions as a new archive and Pine will discuss the ways in which this archive is being used to reflect on the past and to speak to the present, with particular focus on the Echoes from the Past mobile app walking tour of the Goldenbridge area and Industrial School. The app is free to download at echoesfromthepast.org (project funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons scheme).

Admission is free. Booking is required.

This event is part of the Dublin Festival of History Programme.

Inchicore Library

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