Photographs as historical sources
Join us for this NLI/History Ireland hedge school in the People and Places exhibition gallery
Are historians visually illiterate? Does colourisation bring old photographs to life or is it just a passing fad? ‘Coffee-table’ history books—good or bad? In conjunction with the ongoing People & Places: Ireland in the 19th & 20th Centuries exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, these are some of the questions that will be posed by editor, Tommy Graham, to Sarah-Anne Buckley (University of Galway), Emily Mark Fitzgerald (UCD), and Sara Smyth (exhibition curator, National Library of Ireland).