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Archiving Reproductive Health Public Collection Day

The logos of the various partners in the event together in one image, including Archiving Reproductive Health, DRI, Wellcome, Archives Ireland, Informa and Dublin City Libraries
Friday, March 10, 2023
Dublin City Library and Archive, 139-144 Pearse St, Dublin 2, D02 HE37

Unique opportunity for Eighth Amendment activism memorabilia to be digitised and archived

Apply here. Deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2023.

The Digital Repository of Ireland is inviting applications for a Public Collection Day on 10 March 2023, where ordinary people’s memorabilia of activism around the Eighth Amendment and similar topics will be digitised and archived for the future.

Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) a project of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), in partnership with Archives Ireland and Informa, are inviting applications for our Public Collection Day in Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse St, Dublin, on 10 March 2023. 

This event is part of the public outreach aspect of ARH, which intends to digitise a cross-section of personal memorabilia relating to the history of the Eighth Amendment, and of reproductive health in Ireland more generally, over the last few decades.

Like many of us, you may have a box at home where you keep memorabilia relating to significant events in your life and the history of Ireland. These physical copies are safe, but if digital versions could be created, then they could be shared much more widely. You may also have personal collections of digital photos or short videos that tell part of the story of the Eighth Amendment or related issues that you would like to donate to an archive. This is where the ARH Public Collection Day comes in! 

We are looking for applications from members of the public to take part in this one-day event in Dublin on 10 March 2023. At the event, the successful applicants will bring a small cross-section of material which will be digitised on-site by expert staff from Archives Ireland and Informa, or transferred to DRI's servers using secure file transfer. 

Applications are open to everyone, and we are interested in material relating to any aspect of the history of the Eighth Amendment and the history of reproductive health and activism in Ireland more generally.

For more information on the criteria for application and how to apply, see our News page.

The deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2023