It is tempting to look at Northern Ireland, or as it is called by some ‘the North of Ireland’, as a place apart, a place riven with division and contestation where the past has a tendency to dominate the present. 25 years on from the Good Friday Agreement this continues to be the case. Yet, in a world where the past is called on more and more as a tool to create contestation and division there is much to learn from the Northern Ireland experience. Paul’s presentation will look at how archaeology, memory and intangible heritage can play an important role to help underpin a more plural and democratic society.

Paul  Mullan

Paul Mullan

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