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Archiving Reproductive Health Public Collection Day


Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:00 - 17:00


Dublin City Library and Archive, 139-144 Pearse St, Dublin 2, D02 HE37


For more information on how to apply, please visit

Archiving Reproductive Health Collection Day: digitising memorabilia related to the history of the 8th Amendment and reproductive activism.

Unique opportunity for Eighth Amendment activism memorabilia to be digitised and archived.

Archiving Reproductive Health, (ARH) a project of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), in partnership with Archives Ireland and Informa: The Information Management Experts, are inviting applications for our Public Collection Day in Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse St, Dublin, on 10 March 2023. 

This event is part of the public outreach aspect of ARH, which intends to digitise a cross-section of personal memorabilia relating to the history of the Eighth Amendment, and of reproductive health in Ireland more generally, over the last few decades.

Like many of us, you may have a box at home where you keep memorabilia relating to significant events in your life and the history of Ireland. These physical copies are safe, but if digital versions could be created, then they could be shared much more widely. You may also have personal collections of digital photos or short videos that tell part of the story of the Eighth Amendment or related issues that you would like to donate to an archive. This is where the ARH Public Collection Day comes in! 

We are looking for applications from members of the public to take part in this one-day event in Dublin on 10 March 2023. At the event, the successful applicants will bring a small cross-section of material which will be digitised on-site by expert staff from Archives Ireland and Informa, or transferred to DRI's servers using secure file transfer. 

Applications are open to everyone, and we are interested in material relating to any aspect of the history of the Eighth Amendment and the history of reproductive health and activism in Ireland more generally.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 26 February 2023.

For more information on how to apply, please visit 

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