Disconnect, or Continuity? The Gardiner Committee in Perspective

By Michael Livesey- In January 1975, the Gardiner Committee on Terrorism and Subversion published its final Report on ‘Measures to Deal with Terrorism in Northern Ireland’. The Report made several recommendations to the Government of Harold Wilson, relating to security and prison administration. Chief amongst these were recommendations to abolish Special Category Status in Northern... Continue Reading →

Audio-describing the Maze and Long Kesh prison

By Sarah McDonagh- A wide panoramic view of the entire Maze, Long Kesh prison. With its extensive concrete walls, wire fences, exercise yards and administration buildings, the prison appears entirely grey. The Maze and Long Kesh prison.   A row of disused and abandoned Nissen huts.   An empty fortified prison gate.[1] The Maze and... Continue Reading →

A Space for History

By Sarah Feinstein  –  At the end of this month I submit my doctoral thesis and, as a result, I have found myself thinking about what history as a discipline means to me and has meant to my research, both conceptually and as a practice. My thesis examines the post-closure cultural production and heritage management of... Continue Reading →

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