This blog post is about a project I consulted on earlier this year. It was a collaboration between St. Andrew’s Resource Centre and Trinity College Dublin. It was a public history project that transcribed the national school records for St. Andrew’s National School, an inner city primary school closed in 1970.
Phase 1 of the project was focused on the period between 1900 and 1916. The result was a searchable web database that is currently hosted here. It is envisioned that this project will continue in 2017 and beyond into the Decade of Centenaries.
This post is about a very interesting project that occurred in the U.S. state of Virginia. My M.Phil thesis utilised this commemorative project as an example of international best practice for the upcoming centenary of the Irish civil war. Although it finished last year, the website appears to still be active and many of the links remain live. Check it out, as it is an interesting example of a project that attempts to be many things at once; a public history project, a umbrella organisation for commemorative events and a venue for public discourse on the topic of the American Civil War during its sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary).
A project of particular interest to my fellow DH adherents is the following.