History Speaks



Welcome to HistorySpeaks.ie the home of History-based digital media projects! HistorySpeaks.ie was set up by DigiPaul in 2013. It started as an animation workshop and has grown to encompass other forms of digital media project. Have a look below and see what you think. If you want to get intouch with us email info@historyspeaks.ie

Cave Paintings - Chauvet Cave

This animation was inspired by the cave paintings of Chauvet cave in Southern France. The paintings themselves are approximately 30,000 years old and are among the earliest known human artworks. Check out this film for more information.

The animation was created by visual artist Daire Palmer who has worked on the History Speaks project. Daire used a garden tile to simulate the cave wall. He then used stop motion techniques and different coloured chalk to animate the scenes, line by line. It was created in 2013 to get the HistorySpeaks ball rolling.

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Noise Removal

How to remove background noise using Audacity

Exporting Audio

How to export audio out of Audacity so that you can use it in a different program.

Conn the Celt

This animation was made by DigiPaul, Daire Palmer and transition year student Becki. It was researched using a primary school History book called Ages Ago.

The Egyptians Day Off

This animation was inspired by the art of the ancient Egyptians. It was made by a group of girls from St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo was a Renaissance painter, sculptor and architect

The First World War

The First World War started in 1914 and ended on November 11th 1918. This simple game tries to recreate the experience of “going over the top”. Use the space key to duck and the “g” key to throw a grenade. Can you see what an advantage it was to have the higher ground?

Remembrance Day

Anne Frank's Diary

This animation was created by 4th and 5th class in St John’s National School, Ballybrack

Hitler and the Jews

This animation is an artistic interpretation of the Moody Blues song “Nights in White Satin” and is based upon the Holocaust. It was created by a student from St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School.

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the first successful mission to the moon in 1969

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa. He was released from prison in 1990 and was instrumental in bringing down Apartheid in South Africa. He died in 2013. This animation was made by students in St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School.