The Claremont Colleges Events
The difficulty of remembering: the politics of memory in the Murals of Northern Ireland
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Claremont University Consortium
800 Dartmouth Avenue
Entrance is between Dartmouth and Columbia Avenue
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The Murals of Northern Ireland collection at the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) forms an archive of images of murals in Northern Ireland painted from 1979 continuing through the present day. The images record the representation of history, the expression of political standpoints, the articulation of community concerns, the formations of memory, and modes of ideological address. The murals range from overtly political declarations, to graphic depictions of conflict, to comments on the peace process, to humor and irony. The Murals collection and project began as a collaboration with Dr. Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, during his time at Scripps College. Dr. Crowley worked as a journalist in Northern Ireland earlier in his career and has written widely on both the murals and the politics of language in Ireland. Dr. Crowley will discuss this collection and what it reveals about the politics of memory in Ireland.