The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland. Its goal is to create a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916).
The first two months of the project were very successful! Over 500 letters has been uploaded from both, national Institutions and private collections. The Letters 1916 team is identifying, photographing and preparing hundreds more for upload.
See the publicity, comments and mentions online since the launch: Letters 1916 Storify
There are many of the letters still awaiting transcription! Discover hidden stories in the letters of 1916. Help us reinterpret this formative period in Irish history. Improve access to historic documents by transcribing handwritten pages. Pick a topic you are interested in (the Rising, the Great War, love letters, etc.) and be part of the research process.