Letters of 1916 is the first public humanities project in Ireland. It is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916).
Contribute by transcribing previously-collected letters or uploading letters you have to our database.
The first five months of the project have been very successful. Over 700 letters have been uploaded from both national Institutions and private collections. The Letters 1916 team is identifying, photographing and preparing hundreds more for upload. Get in touch and be part of the research process!
There are many letters still awaiting transcription! Discover hidden stories in the letters of 1916. Help us reinterpret this formative period in Irish history by improving access to historic documents through the transcription of handwritten pages. Pick a topic you are interested in (the Rising, the Great War, love letters, etc.) and be part of the research process.
See the publicity, comments and mentions online since the launch: Letters 1916 Storify