Catriona Crowe, Paul Rouse, Mark Duncan, and Mike Cronin talk about the amazing new Boston College-based Century Ireland project which is, in essence, a news aggregator from 100 years ago. The website (hosted by RTE) will provide news stories collated from a variety of sources and present them without the benefit of hindsight from now until the end of the decade of commemoration in 2023.
Visit the Century Ireland website here
About Century Ireland
The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.
Century Ireland is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23.
News reporting on life in Ireland 100 years ago is supported by a wealth of visual, archival and contextual material to facilitate an understanding of the complexities of Irish life in the year between 1912 and 1923.
Century Ireland is produced by a team of researchers at Boston College Ireland and the project is funded by the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Century Ireland is hosted by RTÉ and the site is complimented by their broadcast schedule and material from the RTÉ archives.
At the core of Century Ireland is a collaborative partnership between the major cultural and educational institutions in Ireland. By working so fruitfully together, the various partners are making a range of rarely (or never) seen material available that will bring the events of a century ago to life.
The Century Ireland team comprises:
Professor Mike Cronin (Project Director)
Mark Duncan (Project Director)
Dr Paul Rouse (Project Director)
Ben Shorten (Research and Production)
Matt Stapleton (Research and Production)
Ed Mulhall (Editorial Advisor)
Catríona Crowe (Archival Advisor)
National Library of Ireland
National Archives of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland
Dublin City Gallery:
The Hugh Lane
Dublin City Library and Archives
University College Dublin
Dictionary of Irish Biography
Century Ireland can be contacted via: Post: Century Ireland, 42 St Stephen’s