Storytelling from Conflict

Explore Your Archive
  • Northern Ireland

  • 21 November 2017

  • 13:30
  • Free

This event will explore the Prisons Memory Archive (PMA) and the role of inclusivity in storytelling from conflict. It will be held on Tuesday 21 November 2017, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm.

The PMA Collection is made up of 175 filmed walk-and-talk recordings with those who had a connection with Armagh Gaol and the Maze and Long Kesh Prison during the conflict in and about Northern Ireland. The PMA features recordings of a range of participants including prison staff, prisoners, relatives, teachers, chaplains, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and maintenance workers. These recordings capture how everyday life was impacted by the conflict and builds a rich tapestry of the story of the prisons. Alongside the participant recordings the PMA Collection also includes photographs, paper documents and site footage.

A panel of speakers will present what inclusivity means to them within the frame of the PMA Collection.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.

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