The aim of my research is to ‘unlock’ voices, bringing out implicit pluralities implicit in the ritual public reading of Christian Scripture, while disrupting the single authoritative voice that conventionally builds its main tone. The project will contribute towards a religious and a sound practice, by bringing together theory and practice in a reciprocal exploration.
My study hopes to determine the value of the approach as a catalyst in drawing out these intangible, yet integrated components of the history curriculum. It will also explore the use of drama in delivering ‘contested’ histories, developing recommendations of the HA (Historical Association), which can encourage students’ to appreciate the many challenging and conflicting interpretations of the past.
Contemporary right-wing organisations appropriate history in exclusive ways: They build upon narratives related to national histories and forge visions of the past that highlight the unique role of their group as the vanguard of society. My PhD project will study these processes of reframing narratives about the past in contemporary society using a comparative approach and narrative examples from Austria and Northern Ireland.