Public Engagement and the Museum in the Digital Age

Eoin Long’s final year project in the Digital Humanities and Information Technology programme at UCC challenges the role of the museum in an age of social media and seeks to provide avenues of exploration for bringing collections to the populous. In an attempt to question provide means to encourage critical digital of cultural heritage Long developed and deployed

His interactive timeline explores the Irish revolutionary period from 1918-1922 from a local perspective enabling self-directed discovery and critical consideration of a tempestuous time.

Interactive Timeline of the Irish Revolutionary Period

A companion collection of rich and engaging digital artefacts enables discovery through an Omeka archive of Cork’s Interactive history

All of these rich resources are drawn together through pedagogical tools that encourage challenging existing assumptions and evidence-driven in-class activities.

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