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Beyond 2022:



June 30th, 2022, marks the centenary of the terrible explosion and fire at the Four Courts, Dublin, which destroyed the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) and, with it, seven centuries of Ireland’s collective memories. While incomparable with the loss of human life, the destruction of the Record Treasury at the PROI was one of the great tragedies of the Civil War.

Beyond 2022 is an all-island and international collaboration. Working together, we will launch a Virtual Record Treasury for Irish history—an open-access, virtual reconstruction of the Record Treasury destroyed in 1922.

Combining historical research, archival discovery and technical innovation, Beyond 2022 offers a lasting and meaningful legacy from the Decade of Centenaries, democratising access to invaluable records and illuminating seven centuries of Irish history.


Beyond 2022 is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under Project Ireland 2040. We are proud to have inspired a unique collaboration between our Core Partners and a growing list of Participating Institutions in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • The National Archives (Ireland)
  • The National Archives (UK)
  • The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast)
  • The Irish Manuscripts Commission
  • The Library, Trinity College Dublin


Beyond 2022 is seeking two exceptional archival and historical researchers as Medieval Postdoctoral Fellows, to be based in London at TNA and Trinity College Dublin respectively. For full details of each post follow the links below:

The research fellows will edit in digital format to the highest editorial standards the receipt and issue rolls of the medieval Irish Exchequer, subsidiary files of writs and memoranda and the enrolled accounts of the Treasurer of Ireland, which cover the period c.1270-1450.

Working as part of an interdisciplinary and international team, they will principally use TEI methodologies to edit the large corpus of over 400 rolls and subsidiary files for presentation in the online scholarly edition.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25 MAY 2020 at 5pm

Separate applications are required from candidates applying for the fellowships tenable at TNA (UK) and Trinity College Dublin.

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