The uses of the past: History and social memory in Northern Ireland 1980-20
- Start date: 15 September 2020
- End date: 15 September 2022
- Funder: Leverhulme - Major Research Fellowship
- Primary investigator: Professor Tony Crowley
This project will explore the ways in which the historical past has been remembered in Northern Ireland through an analysis of public forms of social memory from 1980-2020. It will focus on two specific modes of ‘the art of memory’: murals and memorials. The cross-disciplinary research, combining history and cultural/visual studies, will produce the first monograph devoted to this topic in the conflict and post-conflict periods. Given the continuing significance of the conflict in Northern Ireland, this work will be of interest to historians, cultural analysts, students of conflict and conflict-resolution, and a general readership.