The ‘Performing Identities’ team hosted two lunchtime events on 23/24 June 2021, marking the culmination of a total of 5 years of work on ESRC-funded projects examining Brexit, Northern Ireland and legal, political and social dynamics of both.
In the first event, the PI team came together virtually to present some key findings from research that had been completed as part of the current project, which commenced in early 2019. This concluded with a Q&A.
A recording of this full event is now available below, along with time indicators for each part of the session.
00.13 – Colin Murray (‘Rooting Around in Archives: The Protocol in Context’)
13.06 – Ben Warwick (Citizenship and Brexit)
24.21 – Megan Armstrong and Clare Rice (Brexit and Identity in Northern Ireland)
41.38 – Sylvia de Mars and Aoife O’Donoghue (Multi-level Governance and Brexit)
49.25 – Discussion and Conclusion
On Thursday 24th June 2021, we hosted a second lunchtime event – a panel discussion focused on the theme of identity in Northern Ireland.
The purpose of this session was to engage in conversation about different perspectives on identity in Northern Ireland and to explore how the often overlooked complexity and diversity of identity in this context interacts with the traditionally binary conceptions along religious and/or constitutional lines.
The esteemed panel included:
– Emma DeSouza (Rights Campaigner; Writer)
– Mark Devenport (Former Political Editor, BBC NI)
– Linda Ervine MBE (Director, Turas; President, East Belfast GAA)
– Susan McKay (Journalist; Author of ‘Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground’ – available to purchase here)
– John O’Doherty (Director, The Rainbow Project)
– Danielle Roberts (Women’s Rights Activist)
A recording of the full discussion, hosted online, is available below.
PI’s Megan Armstrong also live-tweeted the session, and her summary thread can be found here.