PRONI will host an event on September 28, launching their new 'Stand Up and Be Counted' online resource which uses the archives to explore issues around suffrage, gender and democracy.

The event will also include a practical workshop demonstrating how the resource can be used in the community.

This free event is aimed at community group members and leaders, youth workers, educationalists, cultural and good relations staff, or anyone wishing to explore Decade of Centenaries (1912-1922) topics or issues around suffrage and democracy. 

Stand Up and Be Counted is an online resource pack that aims to show how archives not only help us explore our past, but how they also inform and inspire debate around more contemporary issues. 

The resource pack will provide online access to original PRONI archives (via scanned copies) which can be downloaded and used to explore themes relating to Decade of Centenaries within the local community.  The resource also includes contextual information and suggestions for workshop exercises.

A cafe conversation style workshop will follow the launch, giving participants an opportunity to explore relevant primary sources such as letters, documents and images and offer an opportunity to discuss and debate how the past has influences present day topical issues.

Admission to the event is free, however booking is essential. For more information and to reserve a place, contact PRONI on email: proni@dcal.gov.uk or tel: 028 9053 4800.

Event Details

Address

PRONI
2 Titanic Boulevard
Belfast
Antrim
BT3 9HQ

Date

Monday, September 28, 2015 -
13:00 to 16:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Launch of new online resource on suffrage followed by a cafe style workshop demonstrating how it can be used in the community