1 - Jan/2022
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first ARK newsletter of 2022, and we hope that you find the newsletter of interest throughout the year. This edition highlights new staff, events and resources.
PRONI records on CAIN
Over 500 documents have been added to the CAIN website
as part of ongoing work with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
. This provides an opportunity to explore some of the key events and developments to emerge out of the Peace Process in the mid-1990s.
These include the commencement of formal discussions between the British government and Sinn Fein as well as the Progressive Unionist Party and Ulster Democratic Party at the end of 1994; the visit of President Clinton in November 1995; and the beginning of all-party negotiations in June 1996 involving the British and Irish governments and the main political parties in Northern Ireland, with the exception of Sinn Fein, in June 1996.
In addition, a range of other political matters and security matters are covered including the issue of parading.
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Reflections on the Marking of a Decade of Centenaries
The CAIN Associate Programme
showcases how CAIN plays an important role in academic research and in the work of policy makers and practitioners. To date, three events have been held. Full details and videos of these events are available on the CAIN website
The next webinar of Associate Programme will take place on 19 January 2022, at 2pm: Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland Revisited: Reflections on the Marking of a Decade of Centenaries
with Dr Eamon Phoenix. Please register using the link
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Peace Monitoring Report
The Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Reports
measure the distance travelled, either closer to, or further away from the shared goal of a peaceful and inclusive society.
A research team led by ARK has been awarded the contract to produce the sixth Peace Monitoring Report. The team comprises Ann Marie Gray, Jennifer Hamilton, Grainne Kelly, Brendan Lynn, Richard Johnson and Heidi Riley from Ulster University, along with Paula Devine and John Topping from Queen's University.
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We are very pleased to welcome Heidi Riley to the ARK team, who will be working on the Peace Monitoring Report. Heidi's primary research area is in gender and armed conflict, with a particular focus on masculinity in non-state armed groups. She has also worked extensively on research and policy relating to United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and has conducted research into women's inclusions and exclusions in peace mediation and negotiations.
Heidi was formerly a lecturer in peace and conflict studies at University College Dublin and is the author of the forthcoming book Rethinking Masculinities: Ideology, Identity and Change in the People's War in Nepal
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