Peter Crooks

Director, Beyond 2022: Ireland's Virtual Record Treasury Research Project

Email Address: [email protected]

I am Founding Director of Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury (, an all-island and international collaboration to create a virtual reality reconstruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland, and its collections, which were destroyed at the outbreak of the Irish Civil War in 1922. I am also the Academic Coordinator of the Trinity Long Room Hub’s Multiannual Lecture Series entitled, ‘Out of the Ashes: Collective Memory, Cultural Loss and Recovery’ (2018 to 2021).

My primary discipline is history. I have published widely on Irish and British medieval Irish history and have been commissioned to serve as editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Britain, vol. 2: 1100–1500.

Research Domains
  • Digital Humanities
  • Knowledge & Data Engineering
  • Linked Data / Semantic Web / Knowledge Graphs
  • Natural Language Processing
  • VR and AR