The prison called both Long Kesh and the Maze is regarded as a symbol of the Northern Ireland conflict. Since its
closure in 2000, the meaning of its history, the significance of its legacy and its possible futures have been disputed. The majority of the site has been demolished, access to its buildings restricted and plans for re-development have faltered. Using records of the prison made prior to the demolitions, this chapter interprets a fragment of the material culture of the prison; it examines a series of murals in one of its H Blocks, and argues that close attention to the materiality of this site can contribute to some understanding of the violence of the conflict itself.
|Title of host publication||Archaeologies of Internment|
|Editors||Gabriel Moshenska, Adrian Myers|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2011|
|Name||One World Archaeology|