Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

Material Memory of the Northern Irish Troubles

12Apr2017 15:00 - 17:00

Lecture

Dr Laura McAtackney, Associate Professor in Sustainable Heritage Management at Aarhus University, will present the next lecture in the ACASA Research Seminar 'Current issues in Archaeology'. McAtackney's lecture is titled 'Archaeologies of Conflict and Post-Conflict: The Material Memory of the Northern Irish Troubles, 1968-1998-now'.

This lecture will synthesize research that has been ongoing and completed by McAtackney since 2004 in relation to the rol of materials, memory and policy in attampts to transition from a conflict to a post-conflict state in Northern Ireland. The importance and changing material presences of the case-studies of Long Kesh / Maze, so-called 'peace walls' in Belfast, unofficial memorials, murals and public art in largely urban contexts will be used to explore how material culture impacts and directs a number of enduring legacy issues in contemporary Northern Ireland.

Location: Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, Amsterdam.

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