The 'Reflections' Project
The ‘Reflections’ project is an oral history initiative collecting the experiences of individuals in Northern Ireland on the management and delivery of policies and services in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. It is led by Diversity Challenges in partnership with the Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation QMS, and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund.
Reflections aims to:
- Explore and record experiences of those from Government, and Statutory Sector of the ways society adapted to the challenges of conflict and divisions from 1970s – 1990s
- Record a number of stories from those in public and community sectors reflecting the breadth of issues they encountered professionally and personally,
- Locate these stories in a policy context so that the policy implications can be shown
- Learn about the implications for today’s environment of continued division and further challenges.
We plan to network locally with other Oral History Projects & internationally through our membership of the International Coalition of the Sites of Conscience. For further information on the Reflections project including ethical approaches to oral history, the policy context and stories collected so far please visit ‘Reflections’ and keep in touch with us in CLEO CLEO@qub.ac.uk