The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) in collaboration with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are hosting a live webinar on 7 Sept that might be of interest to the DLF community. Further details about the event are below.



Engaging Communities with Archives: Video as a tool for activism, advocacy, and archival work


7 Sept 2021, 19:00 IST (14:00 EDT/20:00 CEST)


How can video be used as a tool to democratise and open up archives or bring about social and cultural transformations? Join the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) on 7 Sept for a collaborative webinar exploring archival initiatives that seek to engage communities with archives. The webinar focuses on projects that aim to train or support community groups in using video to tell personal stories, bring about social change, or preserve activism and advocacy work. The event will be chaired by Dr Laura Aguiar, Community Engagement Officer & Creative Producer at PRONI. 


Speakers include:

·         Lynsey Gillespie, archivist at PRONI and curator for the Making the Future project, a cross-border cultural programme that aims to empower people to use museum collections and archives to explore the past and create a powerful vision for future change.

·         Yvonne Ng, audiovisual archivist and archives program manager at WITNESS, where she trains and supports partners on collecting, managing, and preserving video documentation for human rights evidence and advocacy.

·         Elizabeth (Liz) Miller, a documentary maker and professor interested in new approaches to community collaborations and to documentary making as a way to connect personal stories to larger social concerns. 

Register on Zoom:



Best wishes,




Dr Áine Madden

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Digital Repository of Ireland

Royal Irish Academy

19 Dawson St., Dublin 2

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