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  • Gerry Adams arrest ‘a wake-up call’ for oral historians

    WBUR - 05/12/2014

    The recent arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in Northern Ireland has academics reviewing their responsibilities in recording history.

    The arrest renewed questions about a supposed confidential audio archive at Boston College, known as the Belfast Project. It contained recorded interviews with people directly involved in the violent, three-decade-long Troubles in Northern Ireland.

    The fate of the project and work on oral histories are now being reexamined.


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