The Culture Night 2020 programme was announced today, 29 July 2020. Culture Night is an annual, all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year, it will take place on Friday 18th September 2020. For one night only, the island of Ireland and select international locations become YOUR free cultural playground, where you’re invited to seek out the culture around every corner. In light of the challenges posed by COVID-19, the organisers have put together a reimagined version of Culture Night featuring a dynamic programme of both offline and online events.
As part of the Culture Night celebrations, the DRI will be hosting a lively webinar exploring the long-term preservation of at-risk culturally significant digital materials for our event:
'Culture at risk: Digitally preserving the referendum on the 8th Amendment'
In 2018, Ireland voted to repeal the eighth amendment to its constitution, paving the way for the legalisation of abortion in certain circumstances. The ‘yes’ vote was the result of a long grassroots campaign in the approach to the referendum. Can you remember the campaign materials that you saw in the months and weeks leading up to the referendum?
- What part did social media play in this campaign?
- Why are the materials that were created and circulated online now at dire risk of being lost?
- What can be done to ensure that they survive in the long term, to be available to researchers and the public in the future?
Join the DRI to explore these questions and more in a lively webinar featuring expert speakers involved with the Wellcome Trust funded DRI project ‘Digital Preservation of Reproductive Health Resources: Archiving the 8th’.
Book for free on Eventbite at the following link.