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Luck of the Irish

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel

Ireland is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day. However, the culture and history of Ireland is much more than leprechauns and four-leaf clovers.┬áThe Conflict Culture Research Network is compiling more cultural information on Ireland by supporting rigorous, interdisciplinary research that examines how conflict impacts the culture of communities experiencing violence.

One of the researchers in this project is Dr. Mary Pethel, a digital intern for the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative. Dr. Pethel’s research has focused on recovering lost cultural heritage of Ireland. She has successfully verified 319 Irish websites for accuracy and made minor edits to existing content. Her new project is to research and collect new data to complete the documentation for each and every heritage site and site of historical and cultural significance for Ireland

To learn more about Dr. Pethel’s research and findings click here.