Unearthing histories: Women, hunger and agency

By Deirdre Canavan- Alternative narratives of the ‘Troubles’ are gaining increasing recognition, both in academic circles and in popular culture, particularly those that platform the gaps and absences in available histories. This denotes a broader desire to move away from the dominant accounts in order to gain a consciousness of the ‘Troubles’ that has hitherto... Continue Reading →

Accent and voice in oral history narratives of migrants from Northern Ireland.

By Fearghus Roulston and Jack Crangle - Accent has always been a thorny issue for emigrants. It can be a marker of difference, as when you struggle to make yourself understood in conversation; it can be a marker of assimilation or of settlement, if you erase the traces of the past in your voice, soften... Continue Reading →

Researching ‘the Troubles’ Through the Study of Architectural Heritage Destruction

By Andrew G. McClelland The destruction of architectural heritage features prominently in the reporting of modern-day conflicts and their aftermaths. Whether deliberate targets, collateral damage, or part of the narrative of peacebuilding ‘post-conflict’ – the Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina being a prime example of the latter – the fate befalling places of cultural... Continue Reading →

Deindustrialisation and the ‘Troubles’

By Christopher Lawson- Two cranes, Samson and Goliath, loom over the skyline of Belfast, a testament to the city’s rich industrial heritage.  Although their owner, Harland & Wolff, survived its latest brush with bankruptcy in 2019, the shipyard’s workforce is now counted in the tens rather than the tens of thousands.  Belfast’s other internationally famous... Continue Reading →

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