History Hub launch 1916 inspired video series

A unique online project from the History Hub website in Ireland has gathered video interviews with a range of people involved in work linked to centenaries that were commemorated in 1916.

The events that occurred during 1916 can have many different meanings for people. By asking, ‘what does 1916 mean to you?’, History Hub explores the political, social, and cultural legacies of the year 1916 for people and communities across the island of Ireland, north and south.

‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ consists of more than 40 interviews, recorded in Dublin and Belfast throughout 2016, with individuals (academics, community leaders, politicians, artists, writers and members of the public) giving their views on the significance of the events of 100 years ago and also on the meaning of commemoration.

The project is a collaboration between University College Dublin School of History, Queen’s University Belfast School of History and Anthropology, UCD Digital Library and HistoryHub.ie, UCD’s public history website and was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Reconciliation Fund.

CLICK HERE to watch All of the ‘1916 and Me / 2016 and Us’ videos. The videos will be deposited with UCD Digital Library for long-term preservation.