Each week or so we’ll be posting a collection of interesting links, videos and articles we’ve found around the internet relating somehow to Public History. Here’s the first installment!
One of the coolest thing to happen this week for Irish media was that short film we’ve posted above won the Short Film Jury Award for Animation at the Sundance Film Festival! The film, directed by Tony Donoghue, is stop-motion animation piece that features pieces of traditional Irish furniture that are repaired and then make their way back home. Definitely worth a watch.
As far as news goes on the Irish literature front, we came across this article. It contains youtube videos of James Joyce, one of the most influential Irish writers of all time, reading aloud from two of his famous texts, Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake. Enjoy!
We think it’s safe to say that most everyone wishes that these libraries existed in real life. Also, fun fact for all of your who don’t know, the Jedi Temple Library (number 6 on the list) is said to be inspired by the Trinity College Library Long Room (also the picture we used for the header photo on our blog!).
In honor of Lewis Carrol’s birthday (which was on January 24th) here’s an article containing 10 words that he invented for use in his tales. We challenge you to see how many you can use today. 🙂
And last but certainly not least, in honor of Groundhog’s day we’ve linked the above video for all you out there who need a refresher on how/why this holiday came to be.
Until next week!