Laura Brody is a rising junior from Thomasville, North Carolina pursuing majors in both International Comparative Studies and French Studies. Her research will investigate the role of historical representation in the perpetuation of sectarian tensions across Northern Ireland. Throughout July and August she will be conducting a case study on the Irish Republican History Museum located in West Belfast. In addition to creating a catalogue of the museum’s exhibits, she will conduct interviews with museum curators, Irish Republican history scholars and former IRA members. Her research will contribute to a thesis concerning the representation of contentious history in post-conflict societies.
July 25: Contradicting Personal Memories
August 15: The Politics of Forgetting