Irish in Britain seminar series

Details below of a forthcoming seminar series. The session on June 10 which will look at the records of London’s Irish county associations may be of particular interest to those interested in community archives.

Irish in Britain Seminar Series 2009

After a decade or so of decline in Irish emigration, the numbers of Irish
people coming to Britain have started to rise again in the last  eighteen
months.  It is still too early to say whether this is the beginning of
another major wave of Irish migration as witnessed in the  1950s and
1980s.  If it is, it is likely to have very different features to
previous waves in the context of the current worldwide recession.

The Irish in Britain Seminar Series provides an opportunity for
students, researchers and scholars of Irish Studies to debate and
disseminate the latest research in the field, in the light of these
developments.  For over twenty years the Irish Studies Centre has
provided a forum for teaching, learning and research and this seminar
series is an informal but informative means and opportunity for anyone
interested in engaging with current issues and research about the Irish
in Britain.

Tuesday 26 May, Prof Bronwen Walter, Anglia Ruskin University
Fictional Irish Presences in English Diaspora Space: a Social Science

Tuesday 2 June, Dr Ann Rossiter
Hidden Histories: The Irish ‘Abortion Trail’ and the Undercover Support
Network within the London-Irish Community

Wednesday 10 June, Dr Nicole McLennan, London Metropolitan University
Irish Connections: London’s County Associations

Tuesday 16 June, Dr Reg Hall
Researching the Irish in Britain: Methodological Approaches

Seminars will take place 6.30-8pm in
The Old Staff Café,
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB

ALL WELCOME – Refreshments provided

Underground: Holloway Road (Picadilly Line)
Buses: 43, 153, 271, 393
Overground: Highbury & Islington

Further details from Tony Murray

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