50th Anniversary of Civil Rights 1968-2018 — Panel Discussion

6:00pm - 7:30pm / Thursday 6th December 2018
Type: Seminar / Category: Department
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DB Quinn Lecture in the form of a Panel Discussion to mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights (1968-2018)

Chair: Dr Diane Urquhart (Reader in Modern Irish History, The Institute of Irish Studies)


Nelson McCausland (former DUP MLA for North Belfast; Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure (2009–2011) and Minister for Social Development (2011–2014)): "1968 – The Perfect Storm"

Brid Rodgers (Former Northern Ireland Executive Minister; former Irish Senator; founder member of the SDLP): "Civil Rights, A Lost Opportunity?"

Tim Attwood (SDLP Councillor for West Belfast; Secretary, Civil Rights Commemoration Committee): "The Work of the Civil Rights Commemoration Committee: Current Civil Rights Issues and the Importance of Ethical Remembering"

Dr Chris Reynolds (Reader in Contemporary French and European Studies, Nottingham Trent University): "Voices of ‘68: Transnationalism and Multiperspectivity"

The Institute of Irish Studies is also hosting National Museum Northern Ireland's travelling exhibition Voices of '68, which is now on show in the University of Liverpool's Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M) until 5 January 2019. Please see https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/irish-studies/events/php/index.php?event=89004 for further details.