In the dominant and increasingly prevalent transnational narrative of 1968, the case of Northern Ireland has been marginalised. As well as explaining how such an erroneous absence is to be understood, this article, through the example of an ongoing project at Belfast’s Ulster Museum, will argue that the current post-Troubles context provides fertile terrain for a recalibration of how this period is remembered from both within and without. It is concluded that such a project offers potentially valuable lessons for handling the difficult question of the past in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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Reynolds, Chris. (2017). Northern Ireland’s 1968 at The Ulster Museum. VIEW Journal, 6(12), 41–54. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2017.jethc135