Thursday, January 30, 2020

Recall exhibition: Memory, History, Mind

Exciting times-Memory, History, Mind is a new exhibition at the Illuminations gallery at Maynooth University. This exhibition arose out of a multidisciplinary project funded by the Irish Research Council I was working on between 2017 and 2019.

The exhibit draws on reminiscences included in the online archive at the Digital Repository of Ireland. A small selection of highlights from the archive are showcased at the exhibition. We combined stories and photographs provided by research participants with publicly available images of the times and places discussed.

The launch for the exhibition was 29th January. It was great to see so many participants from the research project at the evening. As there were different groups participating in the study, it was a chance for participants to meet others who had taken part in different groups and take in some of the other memories that had been shared throughout the project.

The exhibit wouldn't be possible without these people who shared their memories with us, as well as Dr Caoilainn Doyle who assisted in running the project. Dr Richard Roche put a lot of effort into bringing this all together, and we've had a lot of help from Derek Walsh at the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University in creating the audiovisual material for this exhibit. Thanks are also due to Professor Colin Graham for hosting this exhibition at Illuminations.

The exhibition will run at the Illuminations gallery, Iontas building, Maynooth University, until the 8th March 2020.

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Revisiting Recall
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Time out of mind

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