1971 was a year of escalating crisis in Northern Ireland, marked by political instability and growing violence. Unionists hoped to celebrate the half century of the state through 'Ulster '71', but the news agenda was dominated by the introduction of Internment and a series of atrocities including the Ballymurphy massacre, the killings of the three Scottish soldiers, and fatal bombings on the Shankill and of McGurk's Bar. This event explores some of the themes raised by the history and legacies of this catastrophic year, fifty years on.
Prof. Niall Ó Dochartaigh (Galway) will give the keynote lecture on ‘Crossing the precipice: Northern Ireland 1971’
We will also have talks by Tom Hennessey (Canterbury), Sarah Campbell (Newcastle), Aaron Edwards (Leicester), Gordon Gillespie (QUB), Martin McCleery (QUB), Melissa Baird (QUB), Liam Stone, Graham Dawson (Brighton), and Richard Gallagher (QUB).
This one-day conference on the 1971 crisis in Northern Ireland will be delivered online via MS Teams. It is a free event, open to the public.
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