Thursday, 5 August 2010

Plantations of Ulster conference

The University of Strathclyde is hosting a two day conference concerning the 400th anniversary of the Plantations of Ulster on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September 2010, at Room GH514 in the Graham Hills Building.

The following is a bit of background from the university press release:

Plantation of Ulster: Plantations in Context

2010 marks the 400th anniversary of the official Plantation of Ulster, a seminal event in Irish history. A series of conferences organised by the international research network of the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies at the University of Ulster have been held since 2006 marking the 1606 Hamilton-Montgomery Plantation (2006), an unofficial Scottish plantation; the 1607 Flight of the Earls (2007); and the Plantation itself with three conferences in 2009 on the theme of ‘The Plantation of Ulster: a laboratory for empire’. The University of Strathclyde is the Scottish partner in this international research network and this conference marks the Scottish contribution to examination of the Plantation and its impact. It does so in a comparative transatlantic context as well as looking at comparative European plantations. Building on earlier migration links, thousands of Scots went to Ulster in waves during the seventeenth century, and Ulster was an important part of the Scottish diaspora. As such, it needs to be rehabilitated further into contemporary Scotland’s understanding of its past and history.

Attendance will cost £50, and the relevant application form can be found at
http://www.strath.ac.uk/media/departments/pdu/docs/Scotland_and_Ulster.pdf, with full details of the lecture programme.

(With thanks to Bruce Durie)

Chris

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