25th & 26th March

Unlock the archive: History on Instagram
Sign up for this fun Interactive workshop where participants will create Instagram stories about local history using archival material. Places are limited, so please sign up early.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.

Are you a history buff, an aspiring influencer or simply interested in storytelling and curious how these things can go together? Come along and discover the connections between Northern Ireland’s contested history by diving into archival material and engaging social media content to help navigate the past and present.

In this free workshop you will learn tips and tricks on how to create digital stories for Instagram posts (with the software Canva) using material from NI’s own Prisons Memory Archive (PMA). An inclusive collection of walk-and-talk recordings with those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol and Maze and Long Kesh during the conflict in Northern Ireland / the North of Ireland. We will use additional resources from other archives, for example, the Public Records Office Northern Ireland (PRONI). There is no prior knowledge necessary to take part.

This workshop is organised by Katharina Bock, a CITI-GENS Fellow at Queen’s University as part of the research project Visual Voices. Participants will also have the opportunity (if they wish) to view existing unpublished Instagram stories and respond to a questionnaire about the workshop for the research project. There are limited places available per workshop so if you’re interested, please sign up early. Another workshop is available on 26th March at 6pm.

Learn more: prisonsmemoryarchive.com

date & time

date & time

25th March 4.30pm
26th March 6.00pm
Duration: 1.15 hours

location

location

Room 0G/074, Lanyon Building, QUB

admission

admission

Free admission

event partner