Divided Progress: De-Constructing Time in Belfast

By Laney Lenox-  From September-December 2017, I lived in the Beechmount area of the Falls in West Belfast. Although I had spent an extensive amount of time living in Belfast prior to this, both as an undergraduate and a postgraduate studying post-conflict society, like many international transplants to Belfast I lived in South Belfast near... Continue Reading →

Nursing the ‘Troubles’: Remembering Northern Ireland’s Past through Unique, Uniting & Undisclosed Narratives

By Megan Kelly- As academics we habitually focus on finishing work and fall short of enjoying the task at hand. When I was approached to write this piece therefore, I thought this the perfect opportunity to have an academic M.O.T.  I was determined to make the most of this chance to showcase the purpose behind... Continue Reading →

Presidential libraries and the writing of the role of the United States in Northern Ireland

By Andrew Sanders – There are currently thirteen Presidential Libraries in the portfolio of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). These are scattered across the United States, from Yorba Linda and Simi Valley in California (Nixon and Reagan, respectively), to Boston, MA and Hyde Park, NY (Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt). The first of these... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on ‘A Secret History’

By Gareth Mulvenna- secret history a version of historical events which differs from the official or commonly accepted record and purports to be the true version – Collins English Dictionary This is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the recent Spotlight series. I don’t think it is possible to fairly appraise the full... Continue Reading →

‘Locally, too, the atmosphere brightened’: Kinship among gay rights activists during The Troubles

By Bridget Keown-  Just before 1:00 am on June 3 1979, Anthony McCleave, a thirty-six-year-old Catholic homosexual who worked as a hospital porter, was found lying by a security barrier on Chichester Street by a passer-by.[i] He had severe facial injuries, and despite attempts by the passer-by and the firemen and ambulancemen who eventually arrived... Continue Reading →

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