Voices of 68: Contested pasts, museums and the Northern Ireland peace process

Voices of 68
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Following an ongoing research project between Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Ulster Museum, this seminar and accompanying exhibition focuses on significant political and social occurrences in Northern Ireland between 1965 and 1972, and how these events have been portrayed 50 years on.

  • From: Friday 15 June 2018, 10 am
  • To: Friday 15 June 2018, 3 pm
  • Location: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, City campus, Burton Street, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 14 June 2018, 10.00 am

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Event details

The seminar looks in particular at the creative collaboration between NTU and Ulster Museum, highlighting how Ulster Museum has responded to the challenge of representing different viewpoints of the time. This long-term project bridges academic research and museum practice, to research, record and incorporate the many voices of those involved in this seminal period of national and transnational revolt.

To date, this collaboration has resulted in a touring exhibition, contributed to a new permanent display at Ulster Museum and, vitally, aided the development of outstanding teaching materials that have been tested across the political divide.

The seminar will conclude with a discussion on how the success of this project can be applied to the development of (new) approaches to dealing with the legacy of the past, specifically in the context of Northern Ireland, as well as other areas dealing with such contested and conflicting pasts.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Chris Reynolds, Associate Professor in Contemporary French and European Studies, Nottingham Trent University
  • William Blair, ‎Director of Collections, National Museums Northern Ireland
  • Professor Graham Black, History Languages and International Studies, Nottingham Trent University
  • Professor Tom Hennessey, Professor of Modern British and Irish History, Canterbury Christ Church
  • Brid Ruddy, People’s Democracy Activist and life-long community relations worker

As part of this ongoing research, a series of extended videos have now been made available on the National Museum of Northern Irelands YouTube channel.

In addition, as this period is covered as part of the GCSE curriculum in Northern Ireland an online learning resource has been developed, designed to assist teachers working on this period.

Global Heritage: Science, Management and Development

This seminar and accompanying exhibition is delivered by the Global Heritage Strategic Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University. The theme focuses on putting science and technology at the heart of Heritage Research. From tools that can monitor deterioration to methods for conservation, we are leading the way and broadening the scope of research within the subject areas of Art, Architecture, Design, Science and History.

Visit the research theme pages on the NTU website.

Reserve your place

This event is open to staff, students, and the public and is free to attend. To reserve your place please select 'reserve your place' at the top of the page, and complete a brief online booking form.

Enquiries

For enquiries please contact heritage@ntu.ac.uk or call +44 (0)115 8483 298.

Programme

TimeProgramme
10 am – 10.30 pmArrival and registration 
10.30 am – 12 pm

Chair of morning sessions:
Dr Nina Parish, University of Bath

Session One:
William Blair
, ‎Director of Collections, National Museums Northern Ireland

Dr Chris Reynolds, Associate Professor in Contemporary French and European Studies, NTU

Professor Graham Black, History Languages and International Studies, NTU

Three papers, followed by open discussion

12 pm – 1 pmLunch and networking
1 pm – 2.30 pm

Chair of afternoon sessions:
Professor Martin O'Shaughnessy, NTU

Session Two:
Brid Ruddy, People’s Democracy Activist and life-long community relations worker

Professor Tom Hennessey, Professor of Modern British and Irish History, Canterbury Christ Church

Two papers, followed by open discussion

2.30 pm – 3 pmClosing Remarks

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City campus
Burton Street
Nottingham

Parking:

Our City Campus is located in Nottingham city centre. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk from the University – Trinity Square and Talbot Street. There is also limited metered on-street parking on Chaucer and Shakespeare Streets.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

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