IAS Vulnerability Symposium: Reintroducing the Irish border: conflict, creativity and customs posts

Carr, G. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The outcome of the 2016 'Brexit' referendum has thrust the Irish border to the centre of Anglo-Irish and British-European relationships, reintroducing it to public consciousness throughout Britain and Ireland. For those living on or near the border the future is again uncertain.

For much of the twentieth century the Irish border was both site and subject of often violent conflict. Partition produced vulnerable and marginalised communities on both sides and disrupted social, economic and even family life. But it has also been a place of creativity and connections sustained against the odds ..
Period01 Jun 2018
Held atUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational