The Irish Diaspora
Writing ¤ Researching ¤ Comparing
Hosted by Irish Studies Centre, Uinversity of North London and British Association for Irish Studies 3-4 November 2000
The Irish Studies Centre at the University of North London and the British Association for Irish Studies are co-hosting this international conference on the Irish Diaspora,. The aim of the conference is to assess Irish migration and diaspora research in terms both of its placement in wider diaspora studies and its internal rationale, processes, debates and methods.
The recent upserge of interest in the Irish diaspora forms part of a wider emphasis on transnationalism and globalisation and the inter-related themes of 'race', ethnicity and migration. One objective of this conference is to locate the significance of Irish diaspora studies in this wider context. Another objective is to take stock of the current state of knowledge about the Irish diaspora and present some of the latest exciting research.
Planned workshop themes include culture and identity ; expressing identity; health and identity; resistance and assimilation; 'whiteness'; 'race' and ethnicity; nationalism and diaspora; religious identities and diaspora; sources for research; representations of 'Irishness'; local identities; diasporic identities; Ireland and diaspora.
All events take place at the University of North London. A limited number of student bursaries are available sponsored by The Irish Post/Smurfit Media
Friday 3 November 2000
18.15 Screening of The Hard Road to Klondike, dir. Desmond Bell (Faction Films)
19.30 The BAIS Millennium Lecture: Luke Gibbons
20.30 Reception, hosted by the Irish Embassy
Saturday 4 November 2000
09.30 Morning Plenary: Hasia Diner; David Lloyd; Mary J. Hickman
15.45 Closing Plenary: David Fitzpatrick; Bronwen Walter, Avtar Brah
17.30 Reception hosted by the Irish Studies Centre, University of North London
£50, reduced to £45 if booked before 22 October 2000
BAIS members: £45 or £40 before 22 October 2000 (proof required)
Concessions (JSA/students/OAP): £30 or £25 before 22 October 2000 (proof required)
Sterling cheques/money orders only, payable to the University of North London
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