DIPPAM. Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration

DIPPAM is an online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland and its migration experience from the 18th to late 20th centuries. It consists of the following three components:

EPPI – Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland

EPPI is a large database of 15.000 official publications relating to all aspects of Irish affairs during the period of the Union, including bills, reports, commisions of inquiry and the published census reports. It is a rich source for the social history of Ireland as well as for statistics relating to population, emigration and other subjects.

IED – Irish Emigration Database

The IED is a virtual library of emigration-related primary sources, principally letters to and from emigrants, compiled by the Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh. This extensive collection of more than 33.000 records is drawn from a number of collections, including the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and many private donors.

VMR – Voices of Migration and Return

VMR comprises over 90 life-narrative interviews conducted with returned and non-returned migrants from Ulster (9-counties) gathered during the course of the two studies on contemporary migration (2004-2008). The study participants represent a range of geographic origins within Ulster, class background and religious denominations.

DIPPAM is a keyword searchable resource. Documents containing the search term are retrieved and the search term highlighted in the text of each document. A search relating to a specific place, person, etc. can be performed through a straightforward name search.

DIPPAM is funded by a variety of sources, amongst which Queen's University Belfast, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Ulster.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012 - 4:07pm
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