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Political thought in Ireland: the contribution...

22 January 2015, 09:00, School of Sociology and Social Policy Queen’s University Belfast

Runs to 22 January 2015

Queen’s University Belfast and the Minsterial Advisory Group for Ulster Scots will be hosting 'Political thought in Ireland: the contribution of Ulster-Scots' on 22 January 2015.

This one-day academic symposium will examine political ideas and competing political allegiances to emerge from within the Ulster-Scots tradition. The conference will feature discussions ranging across the history of modern Ireland – from the early role of Presbyterians in the politics of Ireland, the 1798 Rebellion, the complexities of the nineteenth-century, through to partition and the politics of Northern Ireland.

The conference will include contributions from leading scholars in the field - such as Ian McBride, Andrew Holmes, Wesley Hutchinson, Laurence Kirkpatrick and Carol Baraniuk - and new research from early-career academics. 

The conference will appeal to anyone interested in the history of modern Ireland and the complex, contested, roles of Ulster-Scots in shaping it. All are welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday 22 January 2015, 9.30am - 5pm.

Location: Queen's University Belfast, 6 College Park, School of Sociology and Social Policy.


For further information please email Dr James Greer


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