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“Human Agency and an Irish Diaspora”

Saturday 26 January 2008

10.45 am

Registration and coffee

11.00 am


Professor Don MacRaild, “Human Agency and an Irish Diaspora”

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12:45 pm

Presentation of Scotch Irish Trust merit awards

1 pm


On Saturday 26 January 2008 Prof. Don MacRaild ( University of Ulster) will give the seventh annual MSSc. in Irish Migration Studies Reunion Lecture at the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park. In 1998 Prof. MacRaild published Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria (Liverpool University Press), in 1999 Irish Migrants in Modern Britain, 1750-1922 (MacMillan) and in 2005 Faith, Fraternity and Fighting: The Orange Order and Irish Migrants in Northern England, c.1850-1920 (Liverpool University Press). This latter publication reflects a particular research interest in the migration of Irish Protestants during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Lecturing on the subject of ‘Human Agency and an Irish Diaspora’, Prof. MacRaild will be engaging with one of the most significant but also controversial theoretical developments in the field of Irish migration studies over the course of the last two decades. Drawing upon evidence from both ‘ Orange’ and ‘Green’ migration streams, he shall be exploring, in particular, the extent to which historic migrants actually behaved ‘diasporically’. Following the lecture, Sir Peter Froggatt (Chairman of the Scotch-Irish Trust of Ulster) will invite Prof. MacRaild to present the Trust’s awards to students who have excelled during the past academic year. The event will conclude with a buffet lunch in the Folk Park Café.


Price: Stg £12.00 (includes tea/coffee, lecture, finger buffet lunch with wine/soft drink)
If you would like to bring a partner, friend(s) please feel free to do so.
To book please contact:
Christine Johnston: - Tel: 028 8225 6315 or Email:


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