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Applications open for Archiving Reproductive Health Public Collection Day

25 January 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland is inviting applications for a Public Collection Day on 10 March 2023, where ordinary people’s memorabilia of activism around the Eighth Amendment and similar topics will be digitised and archived for the future.

Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) a project of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), in partnership with Archives Ireland and Informa, 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.

For more information, and links to the application form, please click here

The deadline for applications is Monday 20 February 2023.

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