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Text: Martin Melaugh   [last update: 30 Sep 2016]
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About the CAIN site

Why did you call the project CAIN?
CAIN stands for Conflict Arcive on the INternet. Initially the site concentrated on the recent violent conflict in Northern Ireland. However, the site has been expanded to include information on politics in the region. Some background information on Northern Ireland society has also been added to the site. The name of the site also refers to the biblical story of Cain and Abel. In a number of respects the violent conflict resembled a civil war.

What does the CAIN logo represent?
A description of the CAIN logo is at:

Who is responsible for the CAIN site?
CAIN is based within Ulster University. The CAIN Director is a member of staff of the university. CAIN is an associated project of INCORE and is based with INCORE on the Magee campus of the Ulster University. CAIN is also one of a number of web sites and services that together form ARK. Much of the material at the CAIN site is in the form of contributions supplied by academics in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and further afield.

Where can I get more information on the CAIN Project?
Additional information on the CAIN Project and the web site is at:

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CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within Ulster University.

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