The Politics of Women’s Suffrage edited by Alexandra Hughes-Johnson and Lyndsey Jenkins. A new open-access book from the School of Advanced study, University of London. Download the full text which focuses on grassroots activism in the broadest sense including both local and international efforts and different forms of campaigns for the vote including education.
A new online exhibition from the Working Class Movement Library It includes images from 1969 posters made in Belfast and by London Poster Workshop. Background context is provided by a recording of an event which took place on 26 May 2020: find it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=veZmyNW7Nz8.
ParlRulesData.org is a machine‐readable dataset of House of Commons Standing Orders between 1811 and 2015. The data currently covers the UK House of Commons (1811-2015) and the Irish Dáil (1926-2016). They chart procedural changes and are described in this article which gives insight into their creation and how they can be used by researchers.
Free access via the Irish Film Institute player to this great collection of British news reel films covering the period 1900-1930 with such key events as WW1, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Browse by timeline or key events. Each entry has a description, technical information and credits.
Free access to this marvellous resource for social historians. The Irish adverts archive has been funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Archiving Funding Scheme and is made available via the IFI Irish Film Archive. It covers materials from the 1960s-1980s and has themes on consumers, food and drink and household and home. Fascinating insight […]
An interesting blog which is providing free full text materials is irishanarchisthistory. It aims to build an online archive of magazines, pamphlets, papers and books from and about Irish anarchist organisations in Ireland, from the 1880s to current times. Other good sources of online anarchist materials include: the Anarchy Archives, maintained by Dana Ward Digital […]
http://www.rte.ie/archives/ The Irish broadcaster provides access to both still and moving images which could have importance for historians of Irish political, social and cultural history of the 20th century. There are a number of themed exhibitions These include coverage of the elections from 1965 onwards http://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/688-elections/ Emigration in Irish history http://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1030-emigration-once-again/ Items are being gradually added to the […]