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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Keywords European history, European studies, media studies, library and museum studies, 1968, Northern Ireland, Troubles, memory, museums
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.18146/2213-0969.2017.jethc135
Journal VIEW Journal
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 6, No 12 (2017); 41-54
Citation
Reynolds, Chris. (2017). Northern Ireland’s 1968 at The Ulster Museum. VIEW Journal, 6(12), 41–54. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2017.jethc135