March 2017 - Global Irish Diaspora Congress UCD - call for papers

Global Irish Diaspora Congress

University College Dublin

15-19 August 2017



University College Dublin is hosting an International Global Irish Diaspora Congress from 15 to 19 August 2017, which the Board of Clans of Ireland has been requested to bring to the attention of its member clans. The organisers of the congress have invited Clans of Ireland to participate in this important event, providing an ideal opportunity for Clan historians to share the experiences of their emigrant kinsfolk in times past, and showcase the difficulties encountered in their bid to become an integral part of new settler societies in faraway lands.

Proposals are invited for research papers and/or sessions and/or posters relating to any aspect of Irish diaspora research, with a prerequisite being that the emigrants under investigation must have settled in a foreign country and raised their families there.

For further information, and to submit a proposal, click on the following link:

Please note that you will have an opportunity to fine-tune your title and abstract before it is published on the congress website, so a provisional title and abstract can be submitted, provided they remain close to the final version.

 Professor Tadhg O’Keefe of UCD will attend the 2017 Clans of Ireland Conference and AGM in The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club on Saturday 8 April, when he will deliver a talk entitled ‘Family histories and the study of the global Irish diaspora: a start of a new conversation’, aimed at encouraging attendance by Clan delegates at the congress in August.