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Old Wounds & Oral History: The Aftermath of the Belfast Project

Boston College's "Belfast Project" aimed to compile first hand accounts of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, collecting the oral histories of 46 former combatants with the promise of confidentiality. But after British prosecutors compelled the college to hand over contents from the archive, and detained a prominent political leader for crimes allegedly committed in the 1970s, many observers are worried the tapes could destabilize the country's peace agreement. We explore the debate in Belfast and within American academic institutions.

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