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Heritage Podcast: Placing Value on our Past - Managing Ireland’s Archaeology: Michael MacDonagh

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

In this podcast Michael MacDonagh talks of the opportunities and challenges of preserving Ireland’s past and managing our archaeological heritage.

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Heritage Podcast: Digital Cultural Heritage – Dr Natalie Harrower

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Dr Natalie Harrower is the Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland. In this podcast she talks about the challenges of preserving heritage that is ‘born digital’ and how best to...

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Heritage Podcast: Northern Ireland, Heritage And Memory Dealing With The Troubling Remnants Of Conflict In A Volatile State

Monday, 5 November 2018

In this podcast, Laura McAtackney aims to re-focus our attention away from the personal narratives of oral testimonies as well as the documents of government archives in terms of how we understand the Northern Ireland...

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Heritage Podcast: The Accidental Oral Historian

Monday, 5 November 2018

In this podcast, Katherine O'Donnell, director of an Irish Research Council project on recording the archival and oral history of the Irish Magdalenes, reveals how she came to undertake the project.

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Heritage Podcast: Is contemporary collecting a risky business? Current practice and future questions at the National Museum of Ireland

Monday, 22 October 2018

Lynn Scarff discusses...A crucial element of the museum is the human connection it offers. For both visitors and researchers, the museum has potentially a very different interaction with our history.

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Heritage Podcast: 14 Henrietta Street – the making of a museum

Monday, 22 October 2018

Charles Duggan discusses...From splendid Georgian beginnings to squalid tenement dwellings, the 14 Henrietta Street museum seeks to interpret and exhibit Dublin’s rich and chequered social history through the stories...

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Heritage Podcast: In time of inquisition: preserving and using the archives of the Irish Catholic Church

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

John McCafferty, UCD discusses the importance of the archives of Catholic religious congregations and dioceses for writing the history of Ireland.

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Heritage Podcast: National Libraries as memory keepers

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland, discusses how national libraries are memory keepers for their countries, collecting and keeping safe memories that share the culture, heritage and...

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