New Shoots in Roots Studies

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New Shoots in Roots Studies


IF youre in the mood for an analysis of all the movies ever made about Bloody Sunday, an explanation of ecomuseums by a museologist, a list of one million Irish surnames, ethnicity in the Ulster Cycle, cosmopolitan nationalism, Cultural Celticism, Post-UKaniism and a Brace of Longleys, the commitment to sign up for this autumn is the University of Ulsters Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages seminar programme.

l The seminars begin tonight with a rare solo appearance by one of Irelands leading poets Michael Longley: 7.30pm Great Hall, Magee.

l 21 Oct: Cultural Touchstones and the Concept of the Ecomuseum, with Professor Peter Davis, Head of School of Arts and Cultures, University of Newcastle, a leading researcher in museology and author of Ecomuseums: A Sense of Place, who will consider the cultural and social significance of museums today: Belfast campus

l 28 Oct: Surnames of Ireland. Professor Loretto Todd, Visiting Professor of Modern English Language, University of Ulster, engaged in a million- word study of surnames in Ireland: Coleraine Campus

l 4 Nov: Ul na n-Ulad: Ethnicity and Identity in the Ulster Cycle. Professor Patrick K Ford, Celtic Faculty, Harvard University, a renowned Celticist who speaks on identity politics of ancient Ulster: Magee Campus

l 18 Nov: Early 20th century perspectives on Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism. …

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