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Supervisors: Dr Dominic Bryan & Professor Hastings Donnan

PhD Title - “Commemorating the Troubles” – Remembrance in Contested Rural Spaces

Commemoration within Northern Ireland has been the topic of many national debated since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. Many studies have primarily focused on the urban centres of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. My research aims to understand how commemorative practices are carried out and understood in rural County Fermanagh.


Matthew graduated with a BSc in Anthropology from Oxford Brookes in 2014 and with an MRes in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews in 2015. From 2015 to 2018 he worked within the Victims and Survivor sector in Northern Ireland.


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