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"A Malignant Destiny": Recovering from Ireland's National Archival Tragedy of 1922 through the 'Beyond 2022' Project

31 Mars 2021

Hands on History - Peter Crooks
Hands on History session with Peter Crooks (Trinity College Dublin) - online event.

June 30th, 2022, marks the centenary of the terrible explosion and fire at the Four Courts, Dublin, which destroyed the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) and, with it, seven centuries of Ireland’s collective memories. While incomparable with the loss of human life, the destruction of the Record Treasury at the PROI was one of the great tragedies of the Civil War.

Beyond 2022 is an all-island and international collaboration. Working together, we will launch a Virtual Record Treasury for Irish history—an open-access, virtual reconstruction of the Record Treasury destroyed in 1922.

Combining historical research, archival discovery and technical innovation, Beyond 2022 offers a lasting and meaningful legacy from the Decade of Centenaries, democratising access to invaluable records and illuminating seven centuries of Irish history.


Peter Crooks



Wednesday, 31 March 2021, from 14.00 to 15.00



Online - Webex.

If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to vanessa.napolitano@uni.lu to receive the link.