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Irish Manuscripts Commission Student Prize

Manuscript pages

The Irish Manuscripts Commission wishes to award a prize of €1,000 to a postgraduate student for editing a short historical document. Winning entries will also be considered for publication in Analecta Hibernica, IMC’s serial publication. The original text should be an unpublished primary source (manuscript, typescript or transcript) of Irish interest, dating from any period. […]

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Festival of History 2021 — Generous Effort

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 […]

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Ireland’s past published — over 90 years of IMC publishing

In this final short film contribution to the Festival of History 2020, we look at the work done behind the scenes to identify and preserve materials which allow for the writing of history based on contemporaneous sources. Shortly after the destruction of the Four Courts in 1922, the Irish Manuscripts Commission was formed to recover […]

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Ireland’s past recovered: families and people

This is the second of three short films for the Festival of History 2020 looking at Irish history through the sources presented in IMC editions. History is about past people, their lives and their experiences. In this short feature historians Jane Ohlmeyer and David Fleming and genealogist Nicola Morris show how we can recover the […]

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Ireland’s past recovered: health and wealth

As part of IMC’s contribution to the Festival of History this is the first of three short films looking at Irish history through IMC editions. History isn’t just about politics and great men. Historians like to try capturing past lives of a cross section of society where sources are available. This short film features historians […]

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Early 16th-century court source

In what has been a challenging year, the Commission is delighted to announce the first edition of 2020. ‘The Act Book of the Diocese of Armagh, 1518–1522’, edited by John McCafferty, is a rare survival for Ireland. Compiled twenty years before Henry VIII’s break with Rome, the Act Book of Archbishop Cromer is a key […]

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Festival of History 2020

Dublin City Library Festival of History logo

IMC will take part in the Dublin City Council Festival of History for the first time in 2020. The theme for three short films — which will be released on 11, 18 and 25 September — is ‘After the fire: The Irish Manuscripts Commission and the writing of Irish history’. In the 92 years since […]