Conflict, Polarisation and Partition conference November 2017

27 October 2017 | Pamela Linden

This conference will appeal to those who are interested in gaining greater insight into the Political developments, conflict and increased polarisation.

Dr Eamon Phoenix will speak about the political events and increased polarisation from 1917.  This will include 1917 Irish Convention, how sectarian violence spreads, Kings Speech at City Hall, Treaty and parliaments emerging in Ireland and N Ireland.

Dr Marie Coleman will speak about end of war, turmoil in Europe continues and Ireland post war.

These will be followed by a question and answer session.
There will be three seminars timetabled so that participants can attend all three.  Each seminar will start with an introductory paper then case study presentations and followed by an opportunity for wider discussion.

Session 1 –    The Power of Objects

Speaker: Robert Heslip
Chair: Stella Byrne

Case Studies:
Corrymeela – identity maps and place project
Collecting the Troubles – Fiona Byrne
Cleenish Island

Session 2 –    Dealing with Controversial Issues and Sensitivities of the Decades

Speaker: Kris Brown
Chair: Sophie Long

Case Studies
Alan McCully – Teachers Resource on the Decade of Centenaries
Meeke and the Major (Garvagh and District Community Association)
Ethical and Shared Remembering (The Junction)
Session 3 –    Skills Development

Speaker: Collette Brownlee
Chair: Niall Kerr

 Case Studies

On the Brink (Volunteer Strand and Causeway Coast and Glens Museum
Tonagh Women’s Group (Irish Linen and Lisburn Museum Services)

For more information visit NI Community Relations website or register via the Eventbrite page.