TMCC to participate in Twentieth UAH SymposiumJune 10, 2014
Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute presents the 20th Ulster-American Heritage Symposium: Irish Hunger, Poverty and Migration: A Transatlantic Perspective — June 18-21, 2014
Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac will host the 20th biennial meeting of the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium in June 2014. Since 1976, the symposium has met every two years, alternating between co-sponsoring universities and museums in Northern Ireland and North America.
The purpose is to encourage scholarly study and promote public awareness of the shared history and culture of Ulster and North America, including what is commonly called the Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots heritage. The symposium provides an ideal forum for scholars to share new knowledge, research and ideas related to the conference themes.
In addition to academic papers, other activities offered include: visiting the Great Hunger Collection located on the campus of Quinnipiac; the Famine Memorial in New York City; and the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Exhibition at the Consulate of Ireland in NYC. There will also be tours of, and receptions in, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum in Hamden, CT, and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. Tours of the Lady Sligo Exhibition will also be offered during the program.
We hope that you will join us for this exciting and ground-breaking conference.
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