This event consists of a seminar and workshop.
The seminar will showcase new research by Queen's undergraduate and postgraduate students that reflects on the social history of West Belfast. Each speaker will give a short 10-15 minute talk on their research; the talks will be followed by an interactive Q&A.
The seminar will be followed by an interactive workshop which will explore avenues for future research on the social history of the area and empower locals to undertake their own research in various local archives.
This event will reflect on different aspects of the social history of West Belfast. We will listen to the exciting new research of four young QUB researchers on a range of topics such as: the story of Coláiste Feirste; feminism and local women (1969-1982); and the historical fiction of local authors such as Seán Ó Muireagáin and Réaltán Ní Leannáin. Following the presentations, there will be a workshop on how to carry out your own research on local topics based on the available archives and resources.
Dr Síobhra Aiken, Department of Irish and Celtic Studies at QUB
Dr Órla Nig Oirc, Glór na Móna
Dr Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh, Glór na Móna
This event will be open to all, including local residents, local students, QUB undergraduate and postgraduate students.
This event will be of interest to local residents, secondary school students, QUB students and the general public.