Road Shows

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In addition to the exhibition, a series of road show events have been organised. Keep checking back as more nation-wide events will be added.

Attend one of the road show events to find out more about the historical significance of your items and share your thoughts. (Please do not bring larger items, such as furniture, to road show events without contacting the organisers first).

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Dublin Events

Exhibition at the National Print Museum of Ireland
Exhibition at the National Print Museum of Ireland, July-August 2015
Road Show and Talk: Swords Library (19 May 2015)
Road Show and Talk: Swords Library (19 May 2015)
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National Library of Ireland: Public Talk (20 May 2015)

 

ROADSHOW & TALK Dun Laoghaire
Dún Laoghaire: Roadshow & Talk (26 May 2015)

Galway Events

Galway
Galway City Centre: Road Show & Talk (23 June 2015)

Laois Events

Portlaoise Road Show
Portlaoise College: Road Show & Talk (12 May 2015)

Limerick Events

Culture House: Road Show & Talk (29 June 2015)

 

Monaghan Events

Monaghan Roadshow
Monaghan: Road Show & Talk (10 June 2015)

Waterford Events

Road Show & Talk: Dungarvan Library (27 August 2015)
Road Show & Talk: Dungarvan Library (27 August 2015)

Wicklow Events

Greystones Library: Road Show & Talk, 29 May
Greystones Library: Road Show & Talk, 29 May

Get Involved at a Road Show Event!

Do you have objects in your home related to the 1960s?

Do you have diaries, photographs, letters, knitting or sewing patterns, old kitchen utensils, recipe books, magazines, table cloths, clothes, etc.?

Or do you have memories of everyday life in 1960s Ireland that you’d like to share?

If so, I’d like to hear from you!

The Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition is part of a much bigger project that aims to record the experience of everyday life for women of different generations in 1960s Ireland.

Why participate?

Too often everyday life is overlooked in favour of leading personalities or political developments, a problem compounded by the absence of an Irish equivalent of Britain’s Mass Observation Archive or Italy’s National Diary Archive. This is is an exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a people’s history archive, and to leave a record of your life for your own family and for future generations.

Can men participate?

Yes. Although this project is concerned with the everyday lives of Irishwomen, male perceptions, expectations and values are important in understanding the position of women in society.

What will happen?

Items will be digitised, and interviews recorded. With the permission of those involved, these will then be made publicly and widely available through a web-archive. There will be an option to place a time restriction on the release of materials.

This digital recorder will be used to scan and capture objects at road show events.
This digital recorder will be used to scan and capture objects at road show events.

Further Information

Email Ciara Meehan directly at c.meehan2@herts.ac.uk.