On the Brink

The On The Brink project will hold a 'Share the Learning - encouraging participation and perspectives through heritage' seminar to mark the end of the project. 

This Seminar will be the finale event for On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914– 18, a three–year heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and will be held on Thursday 16th February 2017 

Two main tiopics will be open for discussion at Share the Learning:

• How can we best deliver heritage projects dealing with contested histories

• The role of the Volunteer on heritage projects

Keynote speaker will be Dr Johnston McMaster, lecturer and co-ordinator of the Education for Reconciliation programme, Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast, whose areas of research include reconciliation and peacebuilding and ethical remembering. He will deliver a talk entitled: Beyond 2016: Where now for Commemorations?

In the afternoon there will be facilitated Break-out sessions allowing participants the opportunity to discuss themes such as:

• What are the challenges of delivering workshops on contested histories to schools/ community groups?

• How can we use landscape and place to engage people with complex histories?

• What are the challenges of working with volunteers, particularly when dealing with contested histories?

This is a free event but booking is essential as places are limited. Click here for more information and to book a place.

Event Details


Drumrails Retreat and Conference Centre
47 Glenarm Road
BT40 1DT


Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
09:30 to 15:30

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Places are free. Click here to register