Current news at the IQDA


1st Annual conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities “Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record” Dublin, 25-26th June 2015
New collection available: 
The Career Trajectories, Self Identities and Re-settlement Strategies of Returning Irish Migrants comprises 17 qualitative interviews with a cross-section of emigrants who left Ireland in the 1980s and returned in the 1990s.

New data from Growing Up in Ireland: Qualitative data from Wave 1 at 9 months is now available. Visit our project page for Growing Up in Ireland here

New IQDA project: Irish Lifetimes demonstrator project for the Digital Repository of Ireland

IQDA Teaching Resources on Soundcloud: Listen now
The IQDA have developed a collection of audio and transcript interview excerpts that can be used to provide compelling empirical examples for classroom discussion and analysis. Visit our Soundcloud page at

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