4:00 PM, 22 Dec 2018 - , Seminar Room, Tyconnell, School of History (off College Road)

Documenting LGBT Lives 1951-2018: The Irish Queer Archive (IQA)

The history research seminar series continues next week with:

Elizabeth Kirwan

National Library of Ireland

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Documenting LGBT Lives 1951-2018: The Irish Queer Archive (IQA)

Venue: Seminar Room, ‘Tyrconnell’, School of History


Elizabeth Kirwan works at the National Library of Ireland (NLI), and currently manages both the NLI’s National Photographic Archive, and the NLI’s Conservation Department. Elizabeth is a post graduate of UCC, UCD, TCD, and the Irish Management Institute. She trained in Librarianship at the Warburg Institute of the University of London, in prints and drawings Librarianship at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Italy, and in archives and records management at the National Archives and Records Administration, Maryland and at the Library of Congress, Washington DC., USA. Elizabeth has produced more than 20 high profile NLI exhibitions, and has published and lectures widely on the NLI’s visual collections.


Elizabeth is a member of the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) Working Group, and was instrumental in the transfer of the IQA to the NLI. This history research seminar will outline the origins of the IQA collection, what the collection consists of, its transfer to the NLI in 2008 as an ever-living archive, and accessing the IQA.

Free - all welcome. Organised by School of History

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