To commemorate the armistice and the end of the First World War, Living Legacies will be collaborating with the Treasure House project during the month of November. Treasure House is an externally funded HLF project, which aims to tackle social isolation amongst the elderly. The project consists of bringing in residents from Clanmil Housing folds and nursing homes to the Ulster Museum and Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, where they enjoy workshops that highlight objects in the collection and the different periods they reflect.
Our Project Officer, Michelle Young, has written a short play for these workshops that highlights the end of the war, the impact of the Spanish Flu and the issues around the return of soldiers from the front from unemployment to disability. This will be performed in the Modern History gallery at the Ulster Museum on various dates throughout November.
Sunday 11 November 2018
Communities around the UK and Ireland will gather on beaches to say thank you and goodbye.
Video link please click here
Wednesday 7th November 2018 from 17:00 – 18:30 GMT
Main Foyer, Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York Street
Diverse Perspectives on a Global Conflict by Dr Philip McDermott (Ulster University & AHRC Living Legacies: First World War Engagement Centre) and North West Migrants Forum.
Heritage After Conflict: Northern Ireland (Routledge 2018) edited by Professor Elizabeth Crooke and Dr Tom Maguire (Ulster University)
You are invited to celebrate the publication of Heritage After Conflict and to launch the exhibition Diverse Perspectives on a Global Conflict. Both initiatives encourage us to think more critically and creatively about what is presented as heritage in Northern Ireland. Memory, heritage and the ‘past’ are important points of reflection not only on our pasts but on our presents and futures which are reflected in our heritage research at Ulster University.
The Diverse Perspectives exhibition reflects on the story of World War One from the perspective of migrants currently living in Northern Ireland. Over the period of a year this collaborative exhibition was developed by Ulster University and the North West Migrants Forum. The images and text illustrate how the conflict impacted on countries beyond Britain and Ireland and thus continues to have a legacy for migrants living in Northern Ireland today.
The book Heritage after Conflict includes contributions from the UK and Europe. The volume marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement and how heritage issues have been entangled with both the legacy of conflict and the move towards peace.
Friday 16th November from 11.00 – 14.00
Ulster Museum, Belfast