Thursday, 19 November 2020

Conflict, Memory and Migration project seeks NI born migrants to Britain to participate

From the Conflict, Memory and Migration project (https://conflictmemorymigration.org):

We are currently seeking individuals who would like to take part in our project by doing an oral history interview.

Did you move from Northern Ireland to Manchester, London or Glasgow in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s or later? Or were you born in Manchester, London or Glasgow to parents (one or both) from Northern Ireland? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

If you are from Northern Ireland, we want to hear about your childhood, upbringing and education there; your experiences of migration to and settlement in Great Britain; your experiences of work, family life, politics and leisure activities; your experience of the Troubles in Great Britain; and your reflections on the impact of migration and the conflict on your sense of identity and belonging.

If you were born in Great Britain, we want to hear about your childhood, upbringing and education; your experiences of work, family life, politics and leisure activities, including journeys and visits to Northern Ireland; your experience of the Troubles in Great Britain and their impact on your identity formation and sense of self; and your reflections on the impact of your Northern Irish heritage more broadly on your senses of identity and belonging.

Your interview is intended to be an enjoyable occasion that gives you the opportunity to remember and reflect on important aspects of your life experience. By doing so, you will also contribute to wider understanding of this neglected history.

Participants must be over eighteen years of age.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact us on 0161 306 1370 or by email:

conflictmemorymigration@manchester.ac.uk

Alternatively, you may contact the interviewers directly at the following email addresses:

Dr Barry Hazley – barry.hazley@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Fearghus Roulston – fbr11@brighton.ac.uk

Dr Jack Crangle – jack.crangle@manchester.ac.uk 

Comment: By coincidence my article in this month's Family Tree magazine touches on some of the themes here, so I will definitely be getting in touch.

(With thanks to @ConflictMemory on Twitter)


Chris

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