Appendix 3

Appendix 3: The Oral History Archive Storytelling and oral history initiatives have long since been acknowledged as an important and distinctive element of peacebuilding and reconciliation. They have assumed added significance in Northern Ireland where a lack of consensus on the causes of conflict and the appropriate mechanisms for dealing Continue Reading

Appendix 2

Appendix 2: Historians and Dealing with the Past: The Background Academic analysis of the past has played a part in conflict resolution in a variety of divided societies. In Northern Ireland itself both the Bloody Sunday Inquiry (1998-2010) and the De Silva Report (2012) appointed historical advisers whose role was Continue Reading

Appendix 1

Appendix 1: Participants in the Hertford Workshop on Historians and the Stormont House Agreement, 19 October 2016 Dr Huw Bennett (University of Cardiff). Huw Bennett is Reader in International Relations at Cardiff, where he specialises in security studies. He formerly taught at Aberystwyth University and King’s College London, at the Continue Reading

Report on a Workshop held at Hertford College, Oxford, 19 October 2016

Introduction This report considers the contribution that historians and social scientists can make to the task of ‘dealing with the past’ in Northern Ireland. Specifically, it examines the role of academics as envisaged in the Stormont House Agreement from the perspective of experienced practitioners of the relevant disciplines. The report Continue Reading

Instant History: Ulstermen at the Somme, July 1916

By David Fitzpatrick What historian of revolutionary Ireland can claim to have remained utterly impervious to seduction during the current orgy of centennial commemoration? The study of how distant events have been remembered is suddenly both popular and profitable, offering almost irresistible attractions. The core documentation for public commemorative practices Continue Reading