The Northern Ireland Troubles In Britain: Impacts, Engagements, Legacies and Memories
This ground-breaking book provides the first comprehensive investigation of the history and memory of the Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain. It examines the impacts of the conflict upon individual lives, political and social relationships, communities and culture in Britain, and explores how the people of Britain (including its Irish communities) have responded to, and engaged with the conflict, in the context of contested political narratives produced by the State and its opponents. Setting an agenda for further research and public debate, the book demonstrates that 'unfinished business' from the conflicted past persists unaddressed in Britain, and advocates the importance of acknowledging legacies, understanding histories and engaging with memories in the context of peace-building and reconciliation. Contributors include scholars from a wide range of disciplines (social, political and cultural history; politics; media, film and cultural studies; law; literature; performing arts; sociology; peace studies); activists, artists, writers and peace-builders; and people with direct personal experience of the conflict.
This event is the launch for our book, released in November 2016. It is an opportunity to bring together the people who contributed to the book, discuss some of the themes that the book brings to the public domain and consider how we widen the debate on this important issue.
We are delighted that INCORE, at the University of Ulster and Healing Through Remembering are co-hosting this event with us. The event will be addressed by the editors of the book, Graham Dawson, Jo Dover and Stephen Hopkins, and representatives from HTR and INCORE. A wine reception will follow the speeches and discussion.
The event has limited numbers, so please book your place to ensure that you can attend.
We look forward to welcoming you on the 19th January 2017
Professor Graham Dawson, University of Brighton, G.Dawson@brighton.ac.uk
Jo Dover, University of Liverpool, Jo.Dover@liverpool.ac.uk
Dr Stephen Hopkins, University of Leicester, firstname.lastname@example.org