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Power’s Inversions

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Partially supported by a NULab Seedling Grant.

“Power’s Inversions” consists of an ArcGIS StoryMap that explores the use of public space and private space before, during, and after the three-day “riot” called the “Battle of the Bogside.” This 1969 clash between Derry, Northern Ireland residents and law enforcement officers was a major flash point for the start of what has come to be known as the ‘The Troubles,’ a conflict spanning three decades (1969-1998) waged over the status of Northern Ireland.

This project—somewhat of a continuation of Grant’s previous work, “Roadmap to The Troubles“—will address a high school audience and will encourage students to consider the inversion of public and private space during times of state-sanctioned violence. Through a combination of maps, media, and storytelling depicting the event, users will explore the spatial dimensions of power and control. Each section will also include a learning resource to help guide students through this space.

Principal Investigator

Kasya O’Connor Grant, Graduate Student, History

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