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Summer School discusses promoting lasting peace in the Balkans

Derry Now

June 25, 2023

Taking part in Derry’s first ever Peace and Conflict International Summer School would “inspire” participants to develop a project to address the “challenges” in their own context.

Balkan visitors impressed by Derry Model

Derry Now

June 24, 2023

“I really enjoyed the discussion with different voices, from different communities, representatives of opposite sides” – Sofija Todorovic, programme director of Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Serbia

At The Gambia’s Memory House, Victims Rewrite Jammeh-era History

Al Jazeera

May 21, 2022

A museum outside the capital Banjul is educating Gambians on abuses committed under former leader Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule.

A Man Found a Mysterious Cross in an Attic. The Local History Museum Said No Thanks

North Carolina National Public Radio

May 12, 2022

Nearly a decade ago, Chuck Fowler bought a building on Main Street in the Lewis County town of Harrisville. Fowler is from Harrisville and already owned the building next door, known as Chuck’s Market.

After Fowler bought the second building, he realized it used to be where the Freemasons held meetings. Up in the attic, he found something that really surprised him. 

Transformational Sites of Conscience: Heritage Sites as Catalysts for Action

ICH Courier

January 24, 2022

In calling for memory values to be considered anew in the escalating public debate on the World Heritage Convention’s definition of outstanding universal values, Francesco Bandarin, former director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, speaking as part of the Our World Heritage initiative, recently reminded his audience, “Heritage is not just beauty.” Indeed, it is so much more.

The Washington Post: What South Africa Can Teach the U.S. About Reparations

By Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman, Senior Director of the Global Transitional Justice Initiative at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

June 25, 2019

The Washington Post
African-American Museum Designed with Emotions in Mind

April 17, 2016