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Author: PRONI
Published on 10 November 2014 12:00 PM

As part of Explore Your Archive Week 2014, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will be hosting a week of events to fit in with the daily themes.

The week will commenced on Monday the 10th November with #Dayinthelife being the first theme of the week - to mark this PRONI will be hosting a lunchtime talk on Flickr portraits which capture 'a day in the life' starting at 1pm.

On the 11th November the theme quite befittingly is #WW1Archive to mark this on armistice day PRONI are playing host to a 1/2 day conference on Women and the First World War as well as Trevor Parkhill's book launch of the Emma Duffin Diaries. A voluntary Aid Detatchment Nurse during the First World War. These events are starting at 2pm.

Practical Workshops

On Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November the themes are #Askarchivists and #Archiveselfie respectively. To mark these days we will be hosting open days with a number of practical workshops and behind the scenes tours.

On Thursday 13th November especially with #archiveselfie particiants in the workshops will be encouraged to post photographs of themselves working in PRONI on Facebook or Twitter.

Practical Workshops - Wednesday 12th November and Thursday 13th November

Session One
10am (1hr) – Using the documents workshop
11am (1hr) – Using the online resources workshop
12am (30mins) – Tour of stores

Session Two
2pm (1hr) – Using the documents workshop
3pm (1hr) – Using the online resources workshop
4pm (30mins) – Tour of stores

Please contact PRONI to secure your place on a session - tel: 028 9053 4800.

And finally on Friday 14th November #Archiveanimals there will be a rolling loop of animal images from the archives on the AV systems in the building.

PRONI is a 10-15 minute walk from Titanic Quarter Railway Station and can be reached via Metro 26 from Belfast City Centre. For more information about how to reach PRONI, visit

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575