Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

October 30, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/2008 Irish Studies Symposium: November 3 & 4

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2008) - Library and Archives Canada invites the media to attend its 2008 Irish Studies Symposium. Presented with the support of the National Archives of Ireland, the symposium brings together historians, students, genealogists and researchers in an open dialogue to explore Irish and Irish-Canadian documentary heritage.

The symposium features many prominent Irish historians such as David A. Wilson, Mark McGowan, Gearoid O hAllmhurain, Willeen Keough, Michael Kennealy, Catherine Cox, Diarmaid Ferriter and William Murphy.

Special guests at the symposium include Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Catriona Crowe, Senior Archivist, National Archives of Ireland, and Doug Rimmer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs and Services Sector, Library and Archives Canada.

There will be six sessions covering a variety of topics including: (1) The Irish in Quebec; (2) Famine and Commemoration; (3) Politics: Shifting Attitudes and Political Impact; (4) 1911 Census of Ireland; (5) Irish Culture: Print, Music, Food and Film; (6) Irish History and Modern Media; as well as the panel discussion on Directions in Irish Canadian Studies.

All presentations will be simultaneously translated.

What: 2008 Irish Studies Symposium

Date: November 3 and 4, 2008

Time: Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Library and Archives Canada,
Exhibition Room A, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Event details are available at:

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Isabelle Gaudreau
    Media Relations Officer