Did you, or anyone you know, move from Northern Ireland to Manchester, London or Glasgow in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s or later? Or were you, or was anyone you know, born in Manchester, London or Glasgow to parents (one or both) from Northern Ireland? If so, we’d like to hear from you.
Would you be interested in taking part in an oral history project that seeks to investigate the experiences of Northern Irish people in Great Britain?
The project aims to find out how migration has shaped or altered individuals’ sense of identity and belonging, and to discover what the experiences of Northern Irish people reveal about the history and memory of the Troubles in Great Britain.
If you are from Northern Ireland, we want to hear about your childhood, upbringing and education there; your experiences of migration to and settlement in Great Britain; your experiences of work, family life, politics and leisure activities; your experience of the Troubles in Great Britain; and your
reflections on the impact of migration and the conflict on your sense of identity and belonging.
If you were born in Great Britain, we want to hear about your childhood, upbringing and education; your experiences of work, family life, politics and leisure activities, including journeys and visits to Northern Ireland; your experience of the Troubles in Great Britain and their impact on your identity
and sense of self; and your reflections on the impact of your Northern Irish heritage more broadly on your sense of identity and belonging.
Your interview is intended to be an enjoyable occasion that gives you the opportunity to remember and reflect on important aspects of your life experience. By doing so, you will also contribute to wider understanding of this neglected history.
Participants must be over eighteen years of age.
The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which supports academic research in the UK. For further details, please visit www.conflictmemorymigration.org
If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the numbers below.
Dr Fearghus Roulston
Telephone: 07596 323703
Dr Barry Hazley
Telephone: 07868 336151