Accountants asked to contribute to oral history project

Jul 01, 2020
In June 2020, Dublin City University launched the Irish COVID-19 Oral History Project. It focuses on orally archiving the Irish lived experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, for historical purposes. The findings are intended to be shared with future generations and used by historians, researchers and policymakers in years to come to inform responses to future pandemics.

Led by Caitriona Ni Cassaithe and Professor Theo Lynn, the project will curate a collection of oral histories, detailing the Irish experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and how Irish communities are living through it, both at home and abroad. It was inspired by work being undertaken by Prof Jason Kelly (IUPUI) on the US-based COVID-19 Oral History Project, a partner project of A Journal of the Plague Year, and efforts are being coordinated with the IUPUI project.

You can contribute: Accountants' stories especially sought

Accounting is one of the areas of focus and the research team are seeking to gather accountants’ own stories of their experiences of the COVID-19 situation.
Individual members may submit their own oral history here:, selecting “Accounting Professionals" to link your story to a specific strand during the submission process.
The project team at DCU invite Chartered Accountants Ireland members to partake in this project, which is a valuable initiative now and for the future. This mode of research is relatively new in Ireland at a national level but has been used locally in Ireland and in other jurisdictions.

A press release on the launch of the project can be found here.