0

Summing up 15 years of peace

20130410 Peace Monitoring Report

VASSALLO VanessaSumming up 15 years of peace: Launch of the second Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report
by Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation
10 April 2013

The anniversaries of important events are typically moments when people look back and sum up the situation: what has changed since then and what has not, what should change, what to do to see that change happens.

1

Interface Diaries: Giving peace a chance through a camera

20130321 Interface Diaries

VASSALLO VanessaInterfaces Diaries: Give peace a chance through a camera
By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation
21 March 2013

Although it may seem obvious, it is often the lack of dialogue that contributes to the rise of new conflicts or the resolution of those already existing — and this is a truth which can be widely found in Northern Ireland.

0

The infinite faces of a wall: Teenagers’ perceptions of peace-lines in Belfast

20130311 Teenagers Peace Walls

VASSALLO VanessaThe infinite faces of a wall: Teenagers’ perceptions of peace-lines in Belfast
By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation
11 March 2013

Teenagers living in Northern Ireland today can be seen as a new generation growing up in a new era, with Northern Ireland’s society slowly coming out of its violent conflict.

0

Islamophobia and historic anti-Catholicism

20130301 John Wolffe

VASSALLO VanessaIslamophobia and historic anti-Catholicism: Lecture by Dr John Wolffe (Open University)
By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation
1 March 2013

Dr John Wolffe provided an interesting lecture on March 1st at the Open University, where he compared the historic experience of Catholics as a minority facing considerable antagonism with the present-day position of Muslims in Europe and the West.

0

“Mixed Marriage”: Sectarianism and missed opportunities

20130222 Mixed Marriage

VASSALLO Vanessa“Mixed Marriage”: Sectarianism and missed opportunities
By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation
22 February 2013

To mark the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Belfast, the Lyric Theatre is producing a season of plays, “Tales of the City”, which intends to capture the spirit of the city — the good, the bad and the ugly.

0

“You feel citizenship when you can use public space”: Dr Dominic Bryan

20130218 QUB IIS Public Space - South Africa funeral UN

VASSALLO Vanessa“You feel citizenship when you can use public space”: Dr Dominic Bryan
By Vanessa VASSALLO for Northern Ireland Foundation
18 February 2013

A weekly seminar programme is a key feature of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University in Belfast, which started within the very first year of the Institute’s existence in 1965. It is open to the public and gives an opportunity for academics and specialists to communicate to a wider audience the results of their research in the field of Irish Studies.