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Ireland in Africa/Africa in Ireland

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 9:15am – 5:15pm

Ireland in Africa/Africa in Ireland

A workshop reflecting on past and recent connections and on new research in Ireland on things African organised by the School of Histories & Humanities. 
09.15   Welcome and Introduction

Africans in Ireland
09.30   Bill Hart (Ulster University):   ‘American sources for a black presence in nineteenth-century Ireland’
09.50 Eric Morier-Genoud (Queen’s University Belfast):  ‘Cosmopolitan Belfast? Africans and Africa at Queen's University, 1941-1971’
10.10  Abel Ugba (University of East London):  ‘Identity, belonging and media use by Irish Africans’
10.45   Coffee in Ideas space, level 3

African Studies in Ireland
11.15 Laura Brown (Maynooth University): ‘“They were a greasy, downtrodden lot”: Egypt and the perception of Egyptians in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1899-1956’
11.35  Roger Boulter:  ‘Target Pretoria - Dieter Gerhardt and the Soviet penetration of the South African Defence Force’
11.55 Filipe de Meneses (Maynooth University),  ‘From metropolitan revolution to colonial exodus:  The fall of Portuguese Angola, 1974-5’
12.30 Lunch break

African Studies in Ireland 
13.45  Michelle D’Arcy (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The historical antecedents and contemporary political impact of devolution in Kenya’
14.05 Padraig Carmody (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The geopolitics and economics of BRICS resource and market access in Southern Africa’
The Irish and Africa: Connections and Reflections  
14.45 David Dickson (Trinity College Dublin): ‘The missionary motorist: Thomas Gavan Duffy’s Africa crossing, 1927-8’
15.05 Ailish Veale (Trinity College Dublin): 'Irish Catholic medical missionaries in the development era’
15.25 Kevin O’Sullivan (NUI Galway): ‘Lessons from Biafra’
15.40  Tom Lodge (University of Limerick): The Irish Anti-Apartheid movement’
Keynote paper:  
16.30  Donal McCracken (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban):  ‘The retreat down Africa. The Irish in Africa - Colonial running dogs or harbingers of change?’
17.30 Workshop ends

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public

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