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1641 Depositions
The 1641 Depositions are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion. The testimonies document the loss of goods, military activity, and the alleged crimes committed by the Irish insurgents, including assault, stripping, imprisonment and murder. This body of material is unparalleled anywhere in early modern Europe, and provides a unique source of information for the causes and events surrounding the 1641 rebellion and for the social, economic, cultural, religious, and political history of seventeenth-century Ireland, England and Scotland.

IPSA Collection
The Imaginum Patavinae Scientiae Archivum (IPSA) collection is a digital archive of illuminated herbals manuscripts dating from the 14th century with Latin language commentaries. Herbals are manuscripts which contain hand-drawn depictions of plants, such as trees, bushes or shrubs, and their parts, such as flowers or leaves. The IPSA collection contains herbals written and illustrated by the Paduan School, and successive herbals produced in Europe under its influence. Such manuscripts have the rare characteristic of containing high quality and very realistic botanical illustrations directly drawn from nature. IPSA is a combination of digitised images of the manuscripts and related metadata information. From a technical perspective, IPSA represents a very different kind of digital humanities collection to the 1641 collection. The IPSA collection is primarily image based, with substantive metadata available. This metadata not only provides descriptive passages, but is also historically valuable as it captures the scientific processes which were prevalent during the creation of the original collection.

1916 Rising in Enniscorthy (Coming Soon)