24th Ulster-American Heritage Symposium
June 19-22, 2024
Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 24th meeting of the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium will be hosted by the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone June 19-22, 2024.
The Symposium is co-sponsored by the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, located at the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Part of the Libraries Ni Heritage service, it is the primary project of the Scotch-Irish Trust of Ulster. The Symposium has been closely associated with the Ulster-American Folk Park since it met for the first time in 1976 and with the Mellon Centre since 1996.
The aim of the Symposium is to encourage scholarly study and public awareness of the historical connections between Ulster and North America including what is commonly called the Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots heritage. The Symposium has as its general theme the process of transatlantic emigration and settlement, and links between England, Scotland, Ireland and North America. Its approach is interdisciplinary, encouraging dialogue between those working in different fields including history, language, literature, geography, archaeology, anthropology, folklife, religion, and music, to name a few.
The 2024 symposium theme, “Leaving, Crossing and Arriving – The How of Migration” offers an opportunity to reflect on the two-way diasporic relationship operating across the Atlantic and welcomes papers that explore this influence in both Ulster and America. With the overarching theme of “Migration”, the symposium offers an opportunity to learn from each other by looking at both the past and present.
Details for papers and registration to follow soon.