Dr Roisín Higgins (Teeside University): '“You didn’t see it, but you could hear the echoes and the sounds”: sounds and silences during the Troubles'
Dr Roisín Higgins is Associate Professor of History and is on the leadership team of the Centre for Culture and Creativity at Teeside University. Her work focuses on social and cultural history with particular interest in the politics of historical memory. Her book, Transforming 1916: meaning, memory and the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, won the prestigious ACIS James S. Donnelly Sr Prize. Roisín was involved in many aspects of the Centenary of the Easter Rising, including acting as historical consultant on the ‘Commemoration’ zone of the permanent exhibition GPO: Witness History. She was one of the presenters on National Treasures, a public history project run in association with RTÉ, the National Museum of Ireland and the Irish Broadcasting Authority in 2018. She held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, 2021-22, for her project “Sensing the Troubles: A Critical Reimaging of Life in Northern Ireland”, which uses sensory history to unlock alternative narratives of the Northern Irish Troubles. She currently holds an AHRC Networking Grant for 'Towards a Sociosomatic History of the Troubles' (2022-3), to bring together academics from a range of disciplines, along with arts practioners, cultural institutions and community organisers and advocates. The network will explore the impact of social systems on the body and how this approach might help to write a different history of conflict.
This is a hybrid event, available both in person at the Institute of Irish Studies, 27 University Square and online via MS Teams. Please indicate your preference when registering.
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