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Storytelling from conflict – lost and found stories
21 November, 2017, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A workshop exploring how to identify, source, process and exhibit individual stories about conflict. Held at the Public Records Office Northern Ireland. The event is an extension of Prof McLaughlin’s research on the Prisons Memory Archive (PMA), a collection of 175 filmed walk-and-talk recordings with those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol and the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. The PMA features recordings of a range of participants including prison staff, prisoners, relatives, teachers, chaplains, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and maintenance workers. These recordings capture how everyday life was impacted by the conflict and builds a rich tapestry of the story of the prisons. Using the PMA as a case study, the event will examine how storytelling from a conflicted past in a contested present can contribute to issues of understanding the ‘other’ in a divided society.
This event is part of the series Belfast celebrates the humanities.
For event information, please contact Franziska Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.