Heritage Research Event
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You are invited to celebrate the publication of Heritage After Conflict (edited by Prof Elizabeth Crooke and Dr Tom Maguire) and to launch the exhibition Diverse Perspectives on a Global Conflict (Dr Philip McDermott and North West Migrants Forum). The event will include a welcome by Paul Mullan the head of Heritage Lottery Fund NI.
Both initiatives encourage us to think more critically and creatively about what is presented as heritage in Northern Ireland. Memory, heritage and the ‘past’ are important points of reflection not only on our pasts but on our presents and futures which are reflected in our heritage research at Ulster University.
The Diverse Perspectives exhibition reflects on the story of World War One from the perspective of migrants currently living in Northern Ireland. Over the period of a year this collaborative exhibition was developed by Ulster University and the North West Migrants Forum. The images and text illustrate how the conflict impacted on countries beyond Britain and Ireland and thus continues to have a legacy for migrants living in Northern Ireland today.
The book Heritage after Conflict includes contributions from the UK and Europe. The volume marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement and how heritage issues have been entangled with both the legacy of conflict and the move towards peace.