Portlaoise Road Show

Explore Everyday Life in 1960’s Ireland; a talk by Dr. Ciara Meehan (curator Modern wife, Modern Life exhibition, National Print Museum of Ireland)
Tuesday 12th May 2015 7-8:30pm
Free Entry
All Welcome

Share your memories, bring your 1960’s items and have them digitised!

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 want to hear from you!

Why participate?
Too often everyday life is overlooked in favour of leading personalities or
political development. 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

How do I get involved?
Come along to the road show where you can 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 Sinéad Boland first)

What will happen?
Items will be digitised using the scanner to the right. There
will also be an option of arranging interviews to record
memories. With the permission of those involved, these
will then be made publicly and widely available through a
web-archive. Individuals will be given the option of
placing a time restriction on the public release of materials.

Further Information
Email Ciara Meehan at: c.meehan2@herts.ac.uk