NEWS

28 August 2013: VENUE FOR CONFERENCE RECEPTION CONFIRMED! WE are truly delighted to confirm that the venue for our reception on the evening of Thursday 12 September is Collins Barracks, Military Hill, Cork.

The evening will commence with a visit to the Military Museum, dedicated to the memory of those who have died in conflicts at home and abroad, and access to the impressive Georgian square. The reception will be held in the Officer’s Mess. We acknowledge the generosity of the staff of the Defence Forces at Collins Barracks in kindly opening the Museum for us on a day (and evening) on which the Museum would not normally be open.

More information and photographs of the museum can be found here:

http://www.militaryheritage.ie/research/milmuseums/cork/cork.htm

Please note that the reception is for registered delegates and invitees only.

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26 August: Please note change to schedule for Thurs 12: Panels 1-3 of Session 1 have been moved to after the coffee break, and Panels 1-3, Session 2 moved back to Session 1.

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15 August: For delegates travelling from Dublin Airport: In addition to Aircoach, a new express coach service is now available from Bus Eireann. Details here: http://www.gobe.ie/#timetable

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16 July: THE MAP IS NOT A TERRITORY: PARALLEL PATHS :  PALESTINIANS, NATIVE AMERICANS, IRISH is a juried invitational exhibition, conceived by Jennifer Heath, who will attend our event in September.  The exhibition will open at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds, Washington D. C.  on 6 September 2013 and will continue until  18 October.  After its run at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery Al-Quds, the exhibition will travel for 5 years, exhibiting in museums in the United States and abroad.  A full list of the venues will be available on the Jerusalem Fund website after the show opens.The exhibition will examine themes such as occupation, conflict, resistance, land, food, home, identity, diaspora and more. The exhibition website and contact information is here:  http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/sp/i/9242/pid/9242

We look forward to meeting Jennifer in September!

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02 June: We are pleased to announce that Dr John Borgonovo, School of History, UCC, will lead a tour of Cork and its war monuments on Friday evening after the photoshoot.

22 May: Abstracts being added to the site all this week.

21 May: Optional tour on Sunday 15 September: it will not be feasible to shorten the tour but all going to plan, we should be back in the city centre for 6pm.

20 May: Photography session with Stephan Koch  in the setting of the historic buildings (for presenting delegates only) set for 18.45 on Friday 13 Sept. Conference dinner will be in the very stylish  Jacob’s on the Mall, South Mall on Friday 13 at 20.30. See program for more…

14 May: The online registration system will be launched next week.

01 May: New publication by Dr Éimear O’Connor HRHA: Dr Éimear O’Connor, who will present at the conference on Friday 13, launched her ground-breaking book, Séan Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation at the Royal Hibernian Academy on 25 April. Read more on Dr O’Connor’s website: http://www.eimearoconnor.ie/

30 April: fresh announcement on H-Net: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=203413

30 April: update on Sunday tour: A number of people have been asking about the tour on Sunday 15 and what time it will finish. The projected time is 5.30 pm (arriving back in the city centre). However, we are going to try finish a bit earlier so that people who need to leave on Sunday evening will still be able to take the tour. Our plan is to see if we can do the Cobh attractions in succession, with a slightly later lunch in Fota House, e.g. walking tour, Spike Island, then to Fota House, and then back to Cork. This should clip a good 60-90 minutes off the time. We will contact the providers tomorrow and post back news as soon as it is available.

People who are leaving on Sunday evening can take their luggage with them in the tour bus, and on the way back, we can bring people to the bus station/rail station so that they can take the airport shuttle bus/train from there.

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