Diverse Voices, Ulster Museum, Belfast (Seminar)

Posted: Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Ulster Museum is holding a seminar day on 11 October 2016 from 9:45 - 15:30 on the theme of ‘diverse voices' to address the themes of diversity and pluralism in a series of talks and an afternoon workshop.

This seminar is part of the programming for the ‘Collecting the Troubles and Beyond' project, which aims to develop the collection to ensure that it can be used to represent the complexity of our recent past and support a full and inclusive narrative.

Speakers will include Professor Mike Hardy, who is the founding and Executive Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. Professor Hardy framed and led the British Council's global programme in intercultural and interfaith dialogue and has experience of working with UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations.

Representatives from a number of local organisations including the Community Relations Council, Towards Understanding and Healing, Ulster University and the Inter Ethnic Forum in Ballymena will also be taking part.


09:45 -10:00
Registration and welcome
Karen Logan, Collecting the Troubles and Beyond, Ulster Museum

10:00 -10:45
Accounts of the Conflict: A digital archive for diverse voices,
Professor Gillian Robinson, International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University

10:45 -11:30
Diverse voices, narrative hospitality and plurality; the peace building work towards Understanding and Healing
Eamonn Baker, Towards Understanding and Healing, Derry/Londonderry

11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break

12:00 -13:00
Peaceful relations in an age of cultural confusion: compassion, understanding and inclusion
Professor Mike Hardy, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University

13:00 -14:00
Lunch break

14:00 -15:30
Workshop: Realising the Potential
Facilitated by Deirdre MacBride (Community Relations Council)and Ivy Goddard (Inter Ethnic Forum, Ballymena)

Booking Information:

This is a free event however places are limited and advance booking is recommended.
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The seminar will take place in the Belfast Room on the ground floor.
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