Cork LGBT Digital Archive

This project involves collaboration and co-operation between Digital Arts and Humanities in UCC and the LGBT community in Cork, with the aim of developing an open and interactive Digital Archive on the History and Development of the LGBT Community in Cork from the 1970s onwards.

The Digital Archive is being developed by Orla Egan who is a PhD candidate in DAH in UCC and has also been actively involved in the Cork LGBT community since the 1980s.  The Digital Archive will be based on a private collection gathered over the past 30 years and stored in a private home, as well as materials gathered from other sources in the community.  Oral Histories will also form part of the archive.   A broad based Advisory Group has been formed to advise and support the project.

The Cork LGBT Digital Archive is being developed with the aim of redressing the invisibility of the history of the LGBT community and document and acknowledging its contribution to Cork’s social and political history.  This is an exciting and timely project.  The development of a Cork LGBT Digital Archive will create a sustainable resource that will be accessible and searchable by future scholars.   It will also create a repository for archiving materials from current lesbian and gay organisations for future historical research.  It will create a template for others who wish to develop digital historical archives.

Discipline Digital Arts and Humanities
Contact person for the project and any related queries: Orla Egan,


Community Partner Cork LGBT Archive Advisory Group

Contact via Orla Egan

Contact details
Date: 2/02/2015

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