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IMC Student Prize awarded

Dr Elva Johnston and student prize winner Nina Cnockaert-Guillou who is holding her presentation medal

Dr Elva Johnston (left) and student prize winner Nina Cnockaert-Guillou (right) The Irish Manuscripts Commission Student Prize, established in 2023, offers a prize of €1,000 for editing an unpublished primary source (manuscript, typescript or transcript) of Irish interest, dating from any period. It is open to postgraduate or doctoral students within 2 years of the […]

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Launch of special issue of Analecta Hibernica

Analecta Hibernica No. 53 editors with the IMC Chair and Professor Thomas O’Connor who launched the special Decade of Centenaries issue.L-R: Dr Peter Crooks, Professor Thomas O’Connor, Dr Elva Johnston, Professor John McCafferty and Dr Timothy Murtagh IMC is delighted to report the launch of Analecta Hibernica No. 53: Special Issue – The fire of […]

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“Reading the Unreadable” with Transkribus – Public lecture for Festival of History

Prof Anne Dolan giving the lecture “Reading the Unreadable – Ernie O’Malley’s notebooks” at 45 Merrion Square

On 7 October, as part of this year’s Festival of History, the Irish Manuscripts Commission held a lecture “Reading the Unreadable – Ernie O’Malley’s notebooks”. Members of the public were welcomed to this event in 45 Merrion Square where Prof Anne Dolan and Dr Eve Morrison presented their work on the transcription of Ernie O’Malley’s […]

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Ernie O’Malley’s Notebooks – Public lecture for Festival of History

Dr Eve Morrison giving the lecture “Reading the Unreadable – Ernie O’Malley’s notebooks” at 45 Merrion Square

On 7 October, as part of this year’s Festival of History, the Irish Manuscripts Commission held a lecture “Reading the Unreadable – Ernie O’Malley’s notebooks”. Members of the public were welcomed to this event in 45 Merrion Square where Prof Anne Dolan and Dr Eve Morrison presented their work on the transcription of Ernie O’Malley’s […]

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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The Irish Manuscripts Commission wishes to award a prize of €1,000 to a postgraduate student for editing a short historical document.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 […]