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Previous Conferences

Irish America: Past and Present Perspective: An interdisciplinary symposium

March 20, 2014

Venue: Betty Pettersson-salen, Campus Blåsenhus, Uppsala University


Session 1: History and Memory

10.15-10.55 Kerby Miller, University of Missouri:
‘Irish Emigration to America: Problems and Perspectives’

10.55-11.35 Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, University College Dublin:
‘Commemorating the Irish Famine: Cultural Memory in Contemporary America’


Session 2: Cultural Perspectives

13.00- 13.40 Regina Uí Chollatáin, University College Dublin:
‘'Thall is Abhus': The Revival Process and the Journalistic Web 1860-1909’

13.40-14.20 Helena Wulff, Stockholm University:
‘America as Hope in Irish Fiction’

Coffee break

Session 3: Contemporary Perspectives

14.45-15.25 Liam Kennedy, Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College Dublin:
‘Mapping the Irish-American Diaspora‘

15.25-16.05 Diane Nititham, National-Louis University, Chicago:
‘“Plastic Paddy” and the “Real Irish”: Notions of Authenticity in Food, Drink and Socialization’

16.15 Wine Reception

17.00-18.00 Reading and Reflections by Paul Muldoon, Poet and Professor of Creative Writing, Princeton University.
Interlocutor: Ola Larsmo, Uppsala

Welcome! Fáilte!

The symposium is a joint project by the Celtic Section and the Swedish Institute for North American Studies both at the Department of English; the Department of History, and the Hugo Valentin Centre, all at Uppsala University.We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Department of English and SALT (Forum for Advanced Studies in Arts, Languages, and Theology) at Uppsala University and the Irish Embassy, Stockholm.

"The archaeology, literature and folklore of Tara and its environs" - Irish Studies Symposium

17 October

Venue: Engelska parken, room 2-1077.


13:15-14:05    "Teamhair na Rí/ Tara of the Kings – a special place in pre-history?"  
                      Dr Jessica Smyth (Cardiff University).

14:05-14:55    "Tara in Medieval Irish Literature". 
                      Dr Clodagh Downey (NUI Galway).

14:55-15:15     Coffee

15:15-16:05     "Maidens, monuments and morale: poetic dialogues in 18th century Ireland."
                       Prof. Seosamh Watson (University College Dublin).

16:05-16:55     "Hallowe’en and the other quarter days in Irish tradition."
                       Prof. Ríonach uí Ógáin (University College Dublin).

Irish Studies Symposium

4 October 2012

Room 2-K1028


13.15-14.15: "Islands of the dead – paganism, magic and human sacrifice as
                    evidenced in Irish archaeology and literature"
                    Dr Christina Fredengren, Riksantikvarieämbetet

14.15-15.15: "Women and marriage in early Irish law"
                    Prof. Fergus Kelly, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

15.15-15.30: Break

15.30-16.30: "The manuscript tradition of Gaelic literature"
                    Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin, University College Cork

16.30-17.30: "Some thoughts on contemporary Irish-language poetry"
                    Dr Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, University College Dublin

This symposium is organised by the Celtic Section of the English Department, Uppsala University.
For further information contact Niamh Ní Shiadhail (tel. 018-471 1270) or Anders Jörgensen (tel. 018-471 2209).

Irish Studies Symposium

4 October 2011

14.15-18.00 The Celtic Section of the English Department held an Irish Studies Symposium.

Venue: English Park Campus, room 16-1058

Societas Celtologica Nordica Eleventh International Symposium

May 14-15 2010

The department celebrated 60 years of Celtic Studies in Uppsala by hosting the Eleventh International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica. The conference was organized by the Celtic Section of the English Department.