Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics – The Witness & the Archive Digitising Memories of Childhood Abuse in Ireland – Associate Professor Emilie Pine

Date/Time: Tue 01 Aug / 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Building H, Room 7.84, Caulfield Campus


Opening up the 2009 Ryan Report on institutional child abuse in Ireland, using approaches such as text analytics and audio guide mobile apps

In this lecture, Emilie Pine will consider the ways that digital approaches to archives can tell new stories and act as a belated form of witnessing the history of Ireland. The lecture focuses on the University College Dublin project Industrial Memories, which digitally re-reads the 2009 Ryan Report on institutional child abuse in Ireland, using approaches such as text analytics and audio guide mobile apps to open up the archive. This document is one of the most important publications in the history of the Irish state. It is also one of the least read. Pine considers how digital approaches might change that.

Associate Professor Emilie Pine (University College Dublin)

Emilie Pine is Associate Professor in Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Emilie is Editor of the Irish University Review and Director of the Irish Memory Studies Network (irishmemorystudies.com). Emilie is PI for Industrial Memories (2015-18) a New Horizons Irish Research Council project on the history of institutional child abuse in Ireland. Emilie has published widely on Irish theatre, culture and memory studies – her book The Politics of Irish Memory was published by Palgrave (2011), her most recent work is the edited volume The Body in Pain in Irish Culture (Palgrave, 2016), and she is currently completing a book on memory in international performance, Witnessing in World Theatre.

Please RSVP via the website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-witness-the-archive-digitising-memories-of-childhood-abuse-in-ireland-tickets-35621347409

For further information, please contact Dr Joanne Evans (FIT) or Dr Simon Musgrave (Arts) on 99032177.

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