On Friday, 13th May, 2016, the Sociology Department, in conjunction with the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and the Society of Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), held an all-day event on Irish/Latin American Solidarity in historical context. The event was supported by Maynooth University's 1916 Commemoration Committee.
At the event speakers examined Ireland's historical involvement in Latin America's Independence Wars, Latin America's involvement in the 1916 Rising, including the role of Eamon Bulfin and Roger Casement, and the experience of Irish sollidarity workers and activists in Chile, and Central America during the 1970s and 1980s. The day finished reflecting on these experiences and how they can inform future solidarity initiatives between Ireland and Latin America.
Listen back to the event at (coming soon).
Attendees Oisin Coghlan, Margaret Brehony, Robin Hanon, Molly O'Duffy, Val Roche, Robert Navan, Pirooz Daneshmandi
This discussion took place at the National Library, Kildare Street on the 21 Feb, 2017 to coincide with a photographic exhibition at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar. For this round table discussion, History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, was joined by Prof. Mary Corcoran (Sociology, Maynooth University), Susan McKeown (Grammy Award-winning singer & migrants’ rights activist), Joanna Siewierska (PolsksaEire festival).
In the c. 120 years after the Great Hunger, half of the people born in Ireland ended up somewhere else. In previous centuries there had been waves of inward migration — Vikings, Normans, English, Scots, Huguenots, etc. But Ireland is not unique — the history of humanity has been a history of migration, of coming and going. The Celtic Tiger years witnessed a net inflow of people to Ireland for the first time in centuries, whilst its collapse has seen a revival of emigration, the subject of David Monahan’s current photographic exhibition.
Listen back here http://www.historyireland.com/podcast/coming-and-going-ireland-and-migration-today/