Remembering 1968

McGarry, F. (Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


The Institute of Irish Studies will host a symposium on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland in 1968 and the memory the events of that year have left. The symposium will combine a witness seminar involving participants in the events of 1968 and a panel featuring new research on the Civil Rights movement and its legacies.


2.00-3.45pm Panel: Researching the Legacies of 1968
- Matt Collins (Belfast City Council): 'Demanding the impossible: People's Democracy and the challenge of left politics in Northern Ireland'
- Chris Reynolds (Nottingham Trent): 'Dealing with Northern Ireland’s contested past: 1968 and agonistic remembering’
- Brian Hanley (Edinburgh): ‘“The end of British rule in the not too distant future”: republicans and the memory of Civil Rights’

4.00-5.00 Witness Seminar: Remembering 1968
- With Anne Devlin, Marianne Elliott and Eamonn McCann
Period24 Mar 2018
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom