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PEACE III Funded Lectures Begin at Down County Museum
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DOWN County Museum’s PEACE III funded community history project continues this year with a wide range of learning activities planned for participating groups and the wider public.

Throughout January 2013, a series of five lectures based on the theme ‘Crime and Punishment in the Past and Today’ will explore issues relating to changes in the criminal justice system over time, individuals’ experiences of crime, punishment and imprisonment, as well as development of the prison service and accusations of witchcraft.

The first talk in the series will take place at Down County Museum on Wednesday 23 January at 7.30pm with Professor Peter Shirlow of Queen’s University Belfast who will speak on ‘The Post-prison Environment for Political Prisoners in Northern Ireland‘. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Peter Shirlow, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s has produced a significant body of research in the fields of political violence, post-conflict transformation, policing and community and inter-community conflict and segregation. His expertise has been used in work in Montenegro, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia as well as Northern Ireland.

This event is sure to provide a fascinating insight into an issue which is of continuing relevance in Northern Ireland today.

For further information about the talks series, contact Linda McKenna on 028 4461 5218.