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Secrets From Belfast: a definitive guide to the Troubles (troubled?) oral history project

Tue 28 January 2014, 7:00pm
burns library books

Tweet Beth McMurtrie has published an extensive and well-researched article for The Chronicle of Higher Education. It examines how the Belfast Project oral history project at Boston College was established and how it has fallen apart in recent years following the PSNI’s request for access to the archive (two months after the British government had […] more »

Belfast Project (Boston College tapes): “an invitation to people to engage in deep moral reflection on the consequences of war and political violence”

Mon 4 February 2013, 8:30am

Tweet The topic of the Belfast Project – an oral history of republican and loyalist paramilitaries that is archived in the Burns Library at Boston College – is one that Slugger O’Toole posters have been tracking for some time. Taking a step back from the latest developments to look at the project as a whole, […] more »

Death of Dolours Price – opens up possibility that her taped oral history will be published (or not)

Thu 24 January 2013, 2:34pm

Tweet Dolours Price – sister, mother, bomber, prisoner and a thorn in Gerry Adams’ side – died in her Malahide home on Wednesday night. The Guardian’s Ireland correspondent Henry McDonald writes: Price was involved in a car bombing at the Old Bailey in 1973, which injured more than 200 people and may have led to […] more »

Judge rules oral history tape release would not “materially increase the risk to his life or that of his family”

Tue 2 October 2012, 1:12pm
Burns library wall hanging

Tweet This morning Mr Justice Treacy rejected Anthony McIntyre’s application for a judicial review in the latest attempt to prevent the PSNI from accessing republican interview transcripts from the Boston College oral history project. It is thought that the PSNI team investigating the 1972 murder of Jean McConville are behind the UK government request to […] more »

“I believe the time is apposite to reveal what the interviewees did not disclose”

Fri 14 September 2012, 11:39pm
Burns library wall hanging

Tweet Eating dinner in the Burns Library of Boston College last night, I glanced around at the old manuscripts sitting on the shelves, knowing that the now infamous oral history tapes from the “Belfast Project” must be stored within a room or two of where were sitting. On Friday morning, researchers Ed Moloney and Anthony […] more »

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