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Bill Rolston is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Ulster where he was also Director of the Transitional Justice Institute. His research interests in recent years have focused on issues of dealing with the past, especially but not exclusively in the North of Ireland. He has written about the right to truth, death squads, the politics of memory and memorialisation in journals such as the British Journal of Criminology, Crime Media Culture, Memory Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, Social and Legal Studies, Race and Class, and State Crime. He is also author of Children of the Revolution: the Lives of Sons and Daughters of Activists in Northern Ireland (2011). In addition he has documented the political wall murals in the North of Ireland over three decades and has written frequently about them.
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Resistance and Pride: The Murals of Orgosolo, Sardinia (Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2014, pp. 73-101)
The small town of Orgosolo in the mountains of Sardinia is known for its murals: hundreds of them in a town of only...
Prison as a Liberated Zone: The Murals of Long Kesh, Northern Ireland (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 149-172)
In Northern Ireland’s Long Kesh prison in the late 1980s and 1990s, prisoners from each of the loyalist and...
5 Nov 2012
Police Room 619
‘September 77, Port Elizabeth, weather fine. It was business as usual in police room 619.’
21 Jun 2010
The Saville Report: A Personal Reflection
This was a Berlin Wall moment. With the thousands of others in Guildhall Square, Derry on June 15th 2010, I was glued...