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DIFP IX is launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs and TradeTuesday, 25 November 2014
On 5 November we received the first copies of DIFP IX and through the month we set in place and rolled out a major publicity campaign on the new volume.
DIFP involved in seminar to mark 90 years of formal Irish-American diplomatic relationsSaturday, 25 October 2014
Tuesday 7 October 2014 was the 90th anniversary of the formal commencement of Irish-American diplomatic relations, marking the day in 1924 when Prof Timothy A. Smiddy presented his credentials to President Coolidge in...
DIFP IX almost ready to go to printThursday, 25 September 2014
We completed the prelims to DIFP IX, checked the index and gave the text of the volume a final once over. By the end of September DIFP IX was almost ready for print.
The text of DIFP IX is completeMonday, 25 August 2014
We finally got the introduction and the prelims and endmatter of DIFP IX completed and off for copyediting in the first weeks of August. It was a very time-consuming period as there were a complicated series of...
Writing the introduction to DIFP IXFriday, 25 July 2014
With the body text of DIFP IX finalised our attention turned to writing the introduction to DIFP IX.
Summer 2014 outreach under wayWednesday, 25 June 2014
In early June Kate and Michael finished the mammoth task of checking the text of DIFP IX by reading out loud the typescript of our new volume against the original documents. This is in-depth and rigorous work - we have...
DIFP IX to cover overseas adoption of Irish childrenSunday, 25 May 2014
The typing of DIFP IX is almost complete, as it the checking of the text. As the month draws to a close we are working in the Spring of 1951 and have just 50 documents left to go. One of the emerging themes of the last...
DIFP enters the 1950sFriday, 25 April 2014
DIFP was busy all through April with DIFP IX. With the typescript coming in we were checking the text by reading the typescript out loud and following it against images of the original documents. By the end of the month...
Labour camps, Nazi war criminals and nuclear weapons – a busy month for DIFPFriday, 14 March 2014
It was another very busy month for the project as we continued to edit DIFP IX. By the end of the month we had 250 documents in place and had finished 1948 – one of the most complicated years in the history of Ireland’s...
DIFP IX takes shapeFriday, 14 February 2014
DIFP IX really began to take shape through February as the typescript of the first hundred or so documents in the volume came in. Kate and Michael checked these against the originals and the editing process kicked-in in...