Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland

Archives and Records Association Ellis Prize visits The National Archives (UK)

Jeff James, Chief Executive Officer and Keeper of The National Archives, with the Ellis Prize.

The prestigious Ellis Prize for Archive Theory and Practice, which has been rotating amongst the core archival partners of the Virtual Treasury, has spent the last few months at The National Archives (UK).

As one of the VRTI’s core international partners, TNA has been collaborating on work streams to digitise and create publicly accessible translations of the rolls of the medieval Irish Exchequer sent to Westminster for audit between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, and to digitise and create rich descriptive data and fuller descriptions of the Irish State Papers for the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Since being awarded to the VRTI in November 2022 for excellent work in delivering back to the Irish nation and its diaspora more than 700 years of Irish history and culture, the prize has also visited The National Archives of Ireland (NAI). Next, it will travel to Belfast to mark the end of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)’s PRONI 100 centenary celebrations in March 2024.

Image of the Ellis Prize

The Ellis Prize

Friday, 8 December 2023, 2:08 PM

Jean-Philippe SanGiovanni