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New IMC website

July 29, 2019

IMC is looking forward to the release of its new-look website. The updated site will be launched at the end of October and will be fully responsive on mobile devices. Watch this space!

New edition documenting a survey of Irish bogs 1809-1813 just published

March 13, 2019

Arnold Horner’s long-awaited edition of the documents relating to the work of the Bogs Commissioners in Ireland for the period 1809 to 1813 has now been published. Illustrated with 44 colour plates, this edition brings together information on the wide range of materials generated by the Bogs Commissioners who were charged with enquiring ‘into the […]

Conservation of the documents saved after the PROI fire in 1922

January 8, 2019

In 2017–2018 IMC sponsored an exciting project at the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) to look at parcels of material salved from the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) in June 1922 A team of conservators at NAI, led by senior conservator Zoë Reid, carried out an initial survey of salved materials […]

Launch of Katherine Conolly

December 6, 2018

Tonight the IMC Chair Professor John McCafferty welcomed an animated audience to the launch of The letters of Katherine Conolly, 1707–1747. Edited by the late Dr Marie-Louise Jennings (d. 2015) and Dr Gaye Ashford, this edition brings together many letters not previously known by historians. Launching the edition Professor David Dickson commented that Dr Jennings […]