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TV crew film for Lough Foyle series

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Before Christmas, we welcomed Joe Mahon to the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies as his team filmed for a forthcoming series on Lough Foyle and its hinterland and the influence of the Ulster-Scots. Catherine, our Director, talked about emigrant letters in the Irish Emigration Database (available at www.DIPPAM.ac.uk) and migration along the Foyle Valley. We […]

Queen’s University Interns

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We were pleased to welcome Angela, Aibhlinn and Rory to the Centre after the Christmas break as they begin their internship programme at the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. They are post-graduate students on the Public History and History programme at Queen’s University and will be with us until Easter. They presented their first piece […]

Calming Conflict: Northern Ireland, Metaphor, and Migration

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In addition to the Annual Irish Migration Lecture today, we are delighted to welcome Dr Brian Lambkin, first Director of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies who will talk about his new book “Calming Conflict: Nothern Ireland, Methaphor, and Migration”. This book will be officially launched at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland on […]

Annual Irish Migration Lecture 2020

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The Nineteenth Annual Irish Migration Lecture takes place today at the Centre when we welcome Dr Angela Byrne, Research Associate at Ulster University. The title of her talk “Life-writings of early nineteenth-century Ulster migrants” is the fascinating story of how she discovered the author of a diary from 1830 in the Library and Archives, Canada. […]