Friday, 6 May 2011
DIPPAM (Documenting Ireland - Parliament, People and Migration)
Launched recently at Queen's University, Belfast, DIPPAM (Documenting Ireland - Parliament, People and Migration) is a new, free, online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland, and the history of Irish migration. Records are concentrated in the period dated from the 18th to the 20th centuries. DIPPAM is a searchable virtual library and it brings together into an accessible form and enhances three existing resources: EPPI (the Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1800-1922); the IED (Irish Emigration Database), containing runs of emigrant letters, newspaper extracts and other emigration-related materials for the 18th-early 20th centuries; and VMR (Voices of Migration and Return) a collection of 90 interviews with 20th century Ulster migrants. This resource has been created by a collaboration between Queen's University Belfast, University of Ulster, the Centre for Migration Studies (Omagh) and Libraries NI, and funded by the AHRC, and can be accessed via http://www.dippam.ac.uk.