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PARTITION: A Dividing Ireland in a Dividing Europe

The Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, Heritage Fund and Decade of Commemorations Roundtable are organising a conference this autumn.
 
PARTITION:  A Dividing Ireland in a Dividing Europe
21st November, The Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown
 
This conference will be an exciting and innovative regional one-day event that engages community-based participants in a day of learning to illuminate the period 1920-22.  The conference will be a preparation event to help and inspire activities to be delivered in local communities to commemorate the centenary of events during the period.
 
To achieve this, events of the period will be set in a global context and illustrated through locally-based case studies that illuminate the three key themes of the conference. The themes, discussed by the working group are:
1.           Partition and Borders
2.           Migration, Minorities and Dislocation
3.           Violent conflict and polarisation
 
Speaker announcements, registration details and opportunities for a market place will be available shortly.