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Transatlantic Connections Conference

12th – 15th January 2017, Bundoran

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The Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference takes place in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland each January. This annual conference is an interdisciplinary exploration of Irish, Irish-American and American connections. The theme of the 2017 conference is ‘Equality Emerging’, and the call for papers invites submissions in the areas of:

Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution
Human Rights
Gaelic Language
Gender Studies

Medical Humanities
Music and Musicianship
Literary Studies
Creative Arts

The Call For Papers opened on May 4th, and will remain open until October 30th 2016.
The theme for 2017 is ‘Emerging Equality’.

Keynote speakers will include Alabama Civil Rights campaigner , Judge Helen Shores Lee, Equality campaigner Brendan Fay, Director of the Great Hunger Institute Professor Christine Kinealy, and the Derry Bogside Artists. The conference will also include a special Irish Times Women’s podcast hosted by journalist Roisin Ingle.

The Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference is a unique, multi-disciplinary conference embracing the connections between Ireland and the United States. The Transatlantic Connections Conference is a collaboration between Drew University and the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, which is based in Bundoran. The Conference is unusual in that it is open to the Irish public, and there is a full program of cultural activity and entertainment timetabled as part of the conference. It is a place where scholars and researchers can meet artists, writers, local historians and practitioners  of the history and culture.


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