Dr. Tim Wilson

Senior lecturer, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.

His first book Frontiers of Violence – an ambitious comparison of violence in the contested borderlands of Ulster and Upper Silesia between 1918 and 1922  – was nominated for the Royal Historical Society’s prestigious Whitfield Prize in 2010. Killing Strangers: How Political Violence Became Modern appeared in September 2020. Both were published by Oxford University Press.

Malachi O’Doherty

Writer, publicist, photographer. Published in many Irish and British periodicals and newspapers, including Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, The Guardian, etc. 

Author of many books: I Was A Teenage Catholic (2002) The Telling Year (2007), Fifty Years On: the Troubles And The Struggle for Change in Northern Ireland (2019) – among others.

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey

An Irish civil rights leader, and former politician. She served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1974. Presently works with STEP a not-for-profit, rights-based community development organisation based in Dungannon, N Ireland. 

Dr. David Hume, MBE

An author, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and community activist with over 30 years experience in community development and delivery of heritage projects. He is author of books on local and Irish history as well as numerous articles, has edited a monthly newspaper and a number of historical journals and has featured on radio and television.

Jason Burke

Historian, researcher, writer and creator of  ‘Historical Belfast’ podcast.