Bridging Division: (London) Derry & Mostar


Derry and Mostar are divided by histories of sectarian strife and ethnoterritorialism,  and physically united by bridges as symbols of aspirational unity (like the peace bridge above, photo credit Peter MacDiarmid). At the end of this month I am participating in a conference at the University of Ulster on the theme of ‘Bridging Division.” The conference explores literatures on partition, unification and reconciliation. I have just finished Adam Moore’s book Peacekeeping in Practice (Cornell UP, 2013) which compares Brcko and Mostar as partial background prep for my talk, which I’m busy writing. Derry is the UK 2013 City of Culture, and has recently lost one of its greats (Seamus Heaney). The program(me) of the conference is attached: Bridging Division Programme

About Dr Gerard Toal

Irish born academic living in Washington DC researching geopolitical competition and territorial conflicts in post-Communist Europe. Author of CRITICAL GEOPOLITICS (1996), BOSNIA REMADE (w C Dahlman) and NEAR ABROAD: PUTIN, THE WEST AND THE CONTEST OVER UKRAINE AND THE CAUCASUS (Oxford University Press, 2017).
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