Ulster-American Heritage Symposium

Irish Hunger, Poverty and Migration: A transatlantic perspective

June 18-21, 2014


Since 1976 the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium has met every two years, alternating between co-sponsoring universities and museums in Ulster and North America. The twentieth meeting of the Symposium in June 2014 will be hosted at two venues in the United States.

The first program will be hosted by Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University,  June 18-21, and the second program will be held at the University of Georgia, June 25 - 28.

Special Theme:

Irish Hunger, Poverty and Migration: A transatlantic perspective. 


Keynote speakers:

Dr Piaras Mac Éinrí, Cork University
Dr Maureen Murphy, Hofstra University;
Professor Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University.


Call for Papers:

The organizers will be pleased to receive offers of individual papers or panels of papers from both established and new scholars in the field.

The organizers of the conference are particularly keen to receive proposals relating to the following themes:

  • famine and transatlantic subsistence migration in all historic periods including and in addition to the Great Famine (1845-52)
  • famine and transatlantic subsistence migration from all provinces of Ireland including Ulster
  • famine and transatlantic subsistence migration among all religious persuasions
  • famine and transatlantic subsistence migration in the context of the continent of North America
  • the commemoration and representation of hunger, poverty and migration

Deadline for proposals for individual papers or panels: December 4, 2013.  Papers from graduate students or new scholars are particularly welcome.

Please send abstracts (no more than 250 words) by December 30, 2013, to: christine.kinealy@quinnipiac.edu and gerard.moran@gmail.com


Registration:

Information to be announced.



Download the conference brochure detailing both portions of the conference. (Adobe PDF)

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