Fevered Archivists


Showcasing the work of archivists who curate the raw materials of commemoration in Irish archives.

DATE: 30 April 2015

VENUE: UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin

This workshop focuses on the contribution to and role of the professional archivist in the Decade of Centenaries. The daylong session will explore what the professional archivist does and how their work impacts on national commemorative activities.

Since the 1970s UCD has pioneered professional education for archivists in Ireland. This one-day event will showcase the work of archivists, many of whom are UCD graduates, who curate the raw materials of commemoration in Irish archives.

Using a series of case studies, the workshop will evaluate the online and onsite strategies which can be used to promote archival materials of relevance to the centenaries and examine how archivists can strategically record their activities during the decade of commemoration.

To register interest contact elizabeth.mullins@ucd.ie

This project has been funded by

University College Dublin Decade of Centenaries Award

Dr Elizabeth Mullins

Lecturer, UCD School of History & Archives


Historian, archivist and lecturer in archives and records management. In 2001 Dr Elizabeth Mullins obtained a PhD in medieval history under the supervision of Dr Jennifer O’ Reilly, dividing her research between University College Cork and Universitat Konstanz. Following an IRC post-doctoral award, she completed a Higher Diploma in Archival Studies in University College Dublin.

She was employed in the Irish Jesuit Archives before joining the staff of the UCD School of History and Archives in 2005. Her teaching and research interests reflect the two strands of her academic and professional life with modules and publications in both medieval history and archivistics. She is currently the Director of the MA in Archives and Records Management and is Head of Subject, Archivistics.