Truth and Justice through the Archive: How Archivists Impact Transitional Justice
- December 14, 2022
- Mitchell Institute Common Room, 18 University Square, QUB.
- 17:00 - 18:30
We are delighted to announce the second in the new series of the Mitchell Institute Fireside Chats for this Semester.
Speaker: Julia Volkmar (Queen's University Belfast)
Chair: Brendan McKee ((Queen's University Belfast)
Based on my oral history interviews with archivists in Eastern Germany and Northern Ireland, I will demonstrate in how far archives shape understandings of truth and justice in post-conflict environments. I will outline how archivists become key actors of transitional justice and how different types of archives fulfil important roles in dealing with the past. This talk will in particular focus on the experiences of archivists.
Julia is a MSCA fellow and 2nd year PhD student at the School of Law. Her research focuses on archives in transitional justice. She employs an interdisciplinary approach, engaging in oral history interviews. Julia has a background in international relations and has worked in EU politics before starting her PhD.
While we can’t provide the wine or snacks, you are encouraged to bring your own!
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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