Marginalia & The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books

An Interview with Tony Flynn Tony Flynn is a Ph.D. candidate researching marginalia and inscriptions left by early 20th Century child readers in the Pollard Collection of Children’s Books at Trinity College Dublin. He has previously written articles and reviews for Books Ireland and Inis Magazine, among others. He works as Facilities Coordinator at MoLI.… Continue reading Marginalia & The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books

Children’s Clothing in Modern Ireland

By Mary Hatfield (hatfielm@tcd.ie) One of the many sources that historians of childhood use to gain insight into childhood in the past is clothing. How children were dressed, and what was considered fashionable for children manifest something of the cultural ideas and values of a particular historical moment. For example, in contemporary culture we distinguish… Continue reading Children’s Clothing in Modern Ireland

Photography and Irish Children: A Window into Childhood Fashion

By Mary Hatfield (Hatfielm@tcd.ie) Photographs provide a rich and detailed source for exploring children’s lives and their place and role in Irish society. Even a brief glance through historic photograph collections indicates the many ways Irish childhood was constructed and experienced across different periods, classes, and localities. Since the invention of photography in the mid-nineteenth… Continue reading Photography and Irish Children: A Window into Childhood Fashion

Heritage Week 2020

Online Exhibition Childhood: What Books Taught Me This project will explore the role children’s literature plays in educating children of all ages. Project organisers will ask the public to nominate a favourite book from their childhood and provide a short description of what their chosen book has taught them. The project will be hosted online… Continue reading Heritage Week 2020