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Why you

Our project is all about people not politics and we all have a story about Northern Ireland. No matter what community you come from, whether you call it Northern Ireland or the North of Ireland or just home your story is important and we would like you to be part of the conversation this project is starting. 

The project aims to help us all understand the history and context of modern Northern Ireland. It will raise awareness and primarily help BME communities navigate the often confusing and contentious issues, offering an impartial, informed approach which will allow you to understand and better engage in community, social, political and other spheres. 

The project will take you on a journey of discovery as we speak to leading experts, listen to local academics and most importantly share our own stories and experiences. As we all learn more about here we will then consider how in many ways we are similar to other areas of the world. 

In many places different communities share a region and have in the past found themselves in conflict. The solution to many of these conflicts has been to separate people and territory. These ‘partition’ solutions to often centuries old conflicts are more common that we assume and indeed many states have been founded as a result. 

In each case there are still debates and divisions over whether partition should have been used, and even where on the map a border should be. In each case there are minorities left behind on the ‘wrong’ side of the border. We are especially interested in these minority voices and how they have responded to their situation. 

Our project aims to inform a new conversation about Northern Ireland and one that is inclusive of all communities, ethnic groups and faiths. So join us as we talk about the past, present and the future. 

Latest project news

Catch up on all the latest project news and the wider events and activities being supported by the Shared History Fund to mark Northern Ireland’s Centenary.

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