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To further address growing interest in the field of Irish-Canadian studies, and to showcase our national and international partnerships with leading figures in this field, Library and Archives Canada will host an Irish Studies Symposium in September 2006. The symposium will be open to the general public on Saturday, September 23, at the University of Ottawa Residential Complex, 90 University Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario.
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This free event will bring together specialists in Irish-Canadian studies from across Canada and Ireland, as well as resource specialists from Library and Archives Canada, the National Archives of Ireland, and Parks Canada. The symposium will provide an opportunity for fruitful dialogue between specialists and the public, and will encourage greater access to sources of information on Irish-Canadian history and culture at Library and Archives Canada and the National Archives of Ireland.
Updated: September 13, 2006
Tour of Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre (LACPC)
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break, Refreshments (provided)
3:30-5:00 p.m. Opening Session at LACPC, Room 5P20: Origins, Identities, Images
Chair: Amy Tector, Literary Arts Section, Library and Archives Canada
5:00-6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Welcome Reception (foyer GPC)
6:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner
Note: The majority of our sessions will be conducted in English only.
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Doors open
9:00 a.m. Official Welcome
Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
9:00-10:30 a.m. SESSION I: Memory, Materials, Media
Chair: Paul Birt, University of Ottawa
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break, Refreshments (provided)
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SESSION II: Migration, Emigration, Immigration
Chair: Robert McIntosh, Canadian Archives and Special Collections, Library and Archives Canada
12:30 -2:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
2:00-3:30 p.m. SESSION III: Diaspora, Diplomacy and the State
Chair: Richard Brown, Government Records Branch, Library and Archives Canada
3:30-4:00 p.m. Break, Refreshments (provided)
4:00-5:30 p.m. SESSION IV: Round Table - Directions in Irish Studies
Chair: Marianne McLean, Strategic Policy, Library and Archives Canada
5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Catriona Crowe, Senior Archivist, National Archives of Ireland
The sessions on Saturday, September 23 are free and open to the public. To confirm your attendance or to request more information, please contact us by phone at 613-947-5887 or through at email@example.com
LAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the University of Ottawa. [www.uottawa.ca]
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