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The Irish Manuscripts Commission is committed to promoting public awareness of primary source materials and their importance for the history, heritage and culture of Ireland. The Commission is recognised nationally and internationally as a publisher of primary sources for the histories and cultures of Ireland

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Generous effort — gender and social history

October 1, 2021

As part of its 2021 contribution to the Dublin Festival of History IMC presents two short films on the theme of primary sources for gender and social history. In the second of these Dr Elva Johnston, whose research interests are in conversion, materiality, literacy, sanctity and sexuality in late antique and early medieval Ireland has chosen as […]

Generous effort — gender and social history

October 1, 2021

As part of its 2021 contribution to the Dublin Festival of History IMC presents two short films on the theme of primary sources for gender and social history. In the first of these Professor Sarah Prescott, whose research interests are in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women’s writing has chosen as her favourite IMC edition The poems of Olivia […]

Generous effort — society and culture

September 24, 2021

In the first tranche of short films for the Dublin Festival of History 2021, IMC presents the favourite picks of historians who have chosen IMC editions in which the sources reveal information about contemporary society and culture. Dr Coleman Dennehy, a legal historian working on crime and punishment in 17th century Ireland, talks about how he has […]

Festival of History 2021 — Generous Effort

September 22, 2021

This is the second year that the Irish Manuscripts Commission has participated in the Dublin City Library and Archive Festival of History. Running from 20 September to 10 October there are 100s of free events focussed on all aspects of history from the local to the national. Due to ongoing concerns and restrictions around running in-person […]