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FIFTH MSSc IN IRISH MIGRATION STUDIES
REUNION LECTURE & LUNCH

(E)migration, Emotion and Enquiry: Personal reflections on researching recent Irish migration

Saturday 28 January 2006

Outline Programme:

10.30 am Registration and Coffee

11.00 am

Launch of 'Narratives of Migration and Return' Website

11.30 am

Dr Breda Gray, 'Emigration, Emotion and Enquiry: Personal reflections on researching recent Irish migration' followed by questions and discussion

SEE BELOW for further details

12:45 pm Presentation of Scotch Irish Trust merit awards
12.55 pm Tenth anniversary MSSc. fieldtrip announcement

1.00 pm

Lunch

Fifth MSSc in Irish Migration Studies Reunion Lecture & Lunch
(Programme begins 11.00am; Tea/Coffee from 10.30am)


A Fifth Reunion Lecture for the MSSc. in Irish Migration Studies will be held in the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park on Saturday,
28 January 2006. We hope that you will be able to attend in order to keep in touch both with each other and with Migration Studies.

Dr. Breda Gray, B.Soc.Sc. (University College Dublin); M.S.W. (UBC, Vancouver), M.A. (Lancaster), PhD. (Lancaster)
Course Director, MA in Women's Studies
Senior Lecturer, Women's Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick.


Breda will present a lecture entitled '(E)migration, Emotion and Enquiry: Personal reflections on researching recent Irish migration' followed by questions and discussion.
Breda's teaching covers the areas of feminist and sociological theory, women and modernity, and critical approaches to multiculturalism. Breda's research interests include women and migration/diaspora, globalisation and 'the global', citizenship/belonging, multiculturalism, memory, and life narratives.

The Narratives of Migration & Return Project, (involving researchers at the
Centre for Migration Studies, Queen's University Belfast, University College Cork and the University of Limerick) is an oral history collection of interviews contributed in 2004-2005 by Irish people about their experiences of living abroad and later returning to Ireland, North and South. We are delighted to announce the launch of the project website.

The event will conclude with the presentation of Scotch-Irish Trust merit awards to the top students for the academic year 2004-05. Thereafter a light buffet lunch and refreshments will be served.

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: Christine.johnston@ni-libraries.net

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