A team of researchers at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus has created a unique online resource that sheds new light on the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’.

Memorials created during the Troubles in Northern Ireland have been mapped on an interactive database that is available to the public. Researchers from the University of Ulster’s Magee campus have used Google Earth, Google Street View and Second Life to build a map that illuminates spatial aspects of the conflicts. Gillian Robinson, professor of social research, said the project has “highlighted some differences in the way the various groups have commemorated their dead” and has allowed researchers to analyse where killings had been concentrated.

Radio interview with Gillian Robinson and Kerri McCusker, Mark Patterson Show, BBC Radio Foyle, (20 January 2012; 3.00pm).

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