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The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project: Using digital technologies to capture and preserve Irish lived experiences

July 21, 2020 dotLAB Radio
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The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project: Using digital technologies to capture and preserve Irish lived experiences
Show Notes

The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project is a rapid response oral history project launched by Dublin City University (DCU) in June 2020. The project is archiving the Irish experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and how communities are living through it, both at home and abroad. The project aims to collect individual stories, thoughts, hopes & fears related to the COVID-19 pandemic for historical purposes to help future generations piece together an understanding of our experiences.


In this episode of dotLAB Radio, dotLAB Radio presenter, Patrick Haughey (CEO, Audiobrand), is joined by Prof. Daire Keogh, Professor of History and President of DCU, and Caitriona Ni Cassaithe, Assistant Professor in History Education at the Institute of Education, DCU. They discuss:

·       How The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project is using digital technologies to capture and preserve personal experiences that would otherwise be lost.
·       The importance of oral histories in shaping a rounded picture of major events.
·       The benefits of oral histories for future policy planning and crisis planning.
·       How to get involved with the project and share your story.

You can join The Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project by uploading your story, requesting an interview or submitting a written history. Visit https://covid19oralhistory.ie/ for more information on how to get involved.