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Digital Humanities: A Family at War

A new digital resource has been made available online by a multi-institute and multi-disciplinary project.

A Family at War: Mary Martin’s Diary, 1 January – 25 May 1916 is an online scholarly edition of the Diary of Mary Martin, a widow and mother of twelve children, living in the affluent Dublin suburb of Monkstown.

Mary wrote the diary to her son Charlie, a soldier with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who went missing in action on the Salonika front, in the hope that one day he would return home and be able to read it.

The project was undertaken by students of Trinity College Dublin‘s M.Phil in Digital Humanities and Culture and a student from UCC in the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD (DAH).

Technical assistance was provided by staff at TCHPC, IS Services. This involved migrating an XML database application provided by Martin Holmes at the Humanities Computing and Media Centre at the University of Victoria. The site is hosted by TCHPC.

Read more about the project and explore the diary.