Dr Sophie Cooper
11am, Saturday, February 10th, 2024
Ulster American Folk Park,
Mellon Centre for Migration Studies
For some Irish migrants, finding a sense of home abroad was related to the people that they surrounded themselves with, for others, it was the physical changes that they made to the world around them. Focusing on Australia and the United States in the nineteenth century, this lecture will explore some of the ways that a new ‘home’ was found abroad.
Dr Sophie Cooper is a lecturer in Liberal Arts at Queen’s University Belfast. Her 2022 book, Forging Identities in the Irish World: Melbourne and Chicago, c.1830-1922, was published by Edinburgh University Press and was awarded the ACIS Lawrence J. McCaffrey Prize for Books on Irish America in 2023.
This is a free event however booking is essential – see below
Location: Mellon Centre for Migration Studies
Tel : 028 8225 6315