Addressing the Past: History, Film and Public Memory

Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact


Challenging simplistic depictions of Ireland’s revolutionary past, Fearghal McGarry’s research has facilitated greater public understanding of the causes and consequences of political violence in Ireland. Through impacts arising from an innovative collaboration with a documentary film-maker, as well as through the influence of his research on public discourse, cultural life, civil society and education, McGarry’s work has enhanced public understanding by extending the range and quality of historical evidence, contributing to a more meaningful public engagement with both history and commemorative processes within the context of post-conflict Northern Ireland and the current ‘decade of centenaries’.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactCultural Impact, Societial Impact