Oral History

Mind Your Language! A Beginners Guide to Northern Ireland?

Posted by Dr Brendan Lynn on 23rd September 2014

In recent months one of the issues discussed by colleagues has been the use of terms to allow people to search the range of stories that will be found in…

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Defining a ‘Story’

Posted by Dr Martin Melaugh on 11th August 2014

During the process of developing the idea of the Accounts of the Conflict story-telling archive, the question of what constitutes a ‘story’ had to be addressed.  The preferred approach of…

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Conclusion of Seminar Series

Posted by Dr Brendan Lynn on 8th July 2014

The seminar series which has run alongside the ongoing work on the Accounts of the Conflict project came to end with the two final contributions in April and June 2014….

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International Links (2)

Posted by Dr Adrian Grant on 2nd June 2014

The is the second post in a series. For part one, please click here. Having attended the Build Peace conference at MIT over the weekend of 5-6 April, I moved…

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A Personal Reflection on Researching in Northern Ireland

Posted by Prof Gillian Robinson on 23rd May 2014

Working with colleagues and the wider story telling community in Northern Ireland on the Accounts of the Conflict project has been a privilege for me but also a time to…

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Piecing the Diverse Narratives of the Past Together

Posted by Ms Gráinne Kelly on 19th May 2014

Months on from the paramilitary ceasefires of 1994, the Northern Irish poet and playwright Damien Gorman (pictured above) wrote an article in Fortnight Magazine.  It began: Rightly or wrongly, I…

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Preserving & Accessing Stories

Posted by Dr Martin Melaugh on 1st May 2014

There are almost as many reasons why story-telling projects are undertaken as there are organisations and groups engaged in story-telling activities. There are, however, some recurring motivations for carrying out…

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Reconciliation Lessons: Verne Harris On South Africa

Posted by Guest Contributor on 17th April 2014

This post was originally published on the website of the Northern Ireland Foundation on 9 April 2014. The author is Eoin Dignan. Thanks to Eoin and the Northern Ireland Foundation…

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Reconsidered Narratives

Posted by Prof Brandon Hamber on 8th April 2014

A working group of the Victims and Survivors Forum produced an interesting paper last year on dealing with the past (download here). The document addresses a range of issues including…

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Storytelling, Digital Archiving & Research

Posted by Dr Adrian Grant on 21st March 2014

Debate over how to address the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland is engaging academics, politicians, journalists, community workers and various others at present. ‘Dealing with the past’ is…

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