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Contributions of Material to the CAIN Web Site
Much of the content of the CAIN web site is of three main types:
The Project Team is also interested in contributions of source material. Material in the form of leaflets, pamphlets, statements, posters, booklets, photographs, etc., would be welcomed. The material would be scanned and returned to the original owner.
Those who wish to write an article especially for the CAIN site should consult the guidelines below.
If you are interested in making a contribution of material to the CAIN site you should contact the CAIN Director:
Dr Martin Melaugh
Guidelines for Contributing Articles
While it is not the intention of the CAIN Project to provide the type of service associated with electronic journals, the Project Team would welcome articles on aspects of the Northern Ireland conflict, politics, or society. The Project Team would particularly welcome articles on those events and issues listed in Appendix 1 (see below). The draft guidelines below provide information on the type of articles required and the conditions under which it would be accepted.
Each contribution submitted will be considered for inclusion at the CAIN web site but preference will be given to those articles which are:
Copyright for the contribution would remain with the author(s). The author(s) would have to provide clearance for the article to be 'published' at the CAIN web site. The author(s) would be free to publish, post or mirror the article at another Internet site (or publish in paper form) provide the custodians of the site were aware of the use of the material on the CAIN
Archive. The author(s) should also note that the article would be made freely available to those consulting the CAIN service but those downloading the material would be informed that the
text is the copyright of the author(s).
A standard disclaimer would be included which would inform anyone consulting the article that the views expressed were those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of members of the CAIN Project.
Appendix 1 List of Topic Areas of Particular Interest
to the CAIN Project
The initial plan is to provide in-depth coverage of five Key Events from the conflict and also to include less extensive information about a further eleven events. The format of the proposed web pages for each of the Key Events will be similar. Those consulting a particular Key Event will find ; a set of main web pages, a summary, a chronology, background information, details of the organisations and individuals who were prominent during the particular events, a bibliography, and a list of source material. The five main periods are:
The other events to be covered by the CAIN archive,
are: the Derry March (5 October 1968); the People's Democracy
March (1 January 1969 to 4 January 1969); the Deployment of British
Troops (14 August 1969); 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972); 'Bloody Friday' (21 July 1972); the
Introduction of Direct Rule (30 March 1972); the Sunningdale Agreement
(6 December 1973 to 9 December 1973); the IRA Truce (9 February
1975 to 23 January 1976); the United Unionist Action Council (UUAC)
Strike (3 May 1977 to 13 May 1977); the Anglo-Irish Agreement
(15 November 1985); the Brooke / Mayhew Talks (9 January 1990
to 10 November 1992); the Omagh Bomb (15 August 1998)
A number of Key Issues have been identified and it is the intention of the Project Team to make a range of information available on these issues. A feature of the issues selected is the fact that they have been important for much of the period of the conflict. Many of these issues have been at the core of the social fracture experienced in Northern Ireland. The intention is to provide an overview of the issue which would include: background, outline of main themes during the past 30 years, main areas of contention, official statistics, short chronology, and a bibliography and a list of source material. The depth of coverage will vary for each of the issues. The list (as it currently stands) is as follows.
Other Elements of the Archive
In addition to the information on Key Events and Issues a number of other elements will be provided in the archive. Many of these elements will provide background information for those new to the subject area.
CAIN contains information and source material on the conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.
CAIN is based within Ulster University.
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