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Accounts of the Conflict Project
University of Ulster, Derry INCORE, University of Ulster


The ‘Accounts of the Conflict’ project is collecting stories related to ‘the Troubles’ in, and about, Northern Ireland. The project is being undertaken by INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute).


The ‘Accounts of the Conflict’ project is building a digital archive, based in the University of Ulster, designed to provide for the long-term storage of stories related to ‘the Troubles’ in, and about, Northern Ireland. Accounts of the Conflict is funded from the European Union’s PEACE lll programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. The project is being undertaken by staff at INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute). The project began in 2013 and the funded phase will be completed by December 2014.

When completed a new Web site will allow users to search for information on past story-telling projects and on stories collected during the current round of Peace III funding. Where permissions can be obtained the stories will be available via the Web site. The Web site will also have a facility for future story-telling projects (2015 and beyond) to deposit digital versions with the Accounts of the Conflict archive.
 
The main facilities to be developed by the project will include:
·       a digital repository for the long-term storage and preservation of story-telling outputs;
·       a searchable digital archive containing publicly available information about stories related to Northern Ireland;
·       a Web site where extracts from some of the stories will be available if permissions are obtained; and an automatic deposit facility for future projects to add stories to Accounts of the Conflict.