Monday, 11 May 2015

Forthcoming Ulster Scots themed talks in Northern Ireland

The Ulster Historical Foundation will be holding the following talks:

Common Currency: The Shared Inheritance of Ulster and North America – 4 June 2015

Common Currency is a one day conference aimed at anyone with an interest in the deep and myriad connections between Ulster and North America across a broad range of themes including history, music, religion, commerce and the migration experience. In addition to live music the talks, which will be delivered by a mix of respected academics and cultural commentators, will demonstrate that the contribution of Ulster migrants to the development of North American society is more diverse, complex and important than the prevailing orthodoxy and single narrative of frontier men clearing wilderness and fighting Native Americans. Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Francis Costello
Dr Linde Lunney
Dr Brian Lambkin
Alister McReynolds
Mark Thompson
Dr Johanne Devlin Trew
Gillian Hunt
Colin Magee
Prof. William J. Smyth

This free event will take place in the Corn Exchange Building, Victoria Street, Belfast on Thursday 4 June 2015, 9.00-4.30pm. More details, including information on registration to follow. While the event is free registration is essential (pre-register your interest at: enquiry@uhf.org.uk)

Andrew Jackson: Victor of New Orleans, Seventh President of the United States – 06 July 2015

This one day conference will focus on Andrew Jackson the frontiersman with Carrickfergus ancestry, who was victorious at the Battle of New Orleans (defeating General Edward Pakenham from County Westmeath) becoming the first ‘people’s President’.

A number of influential American authorities on Andrew Jackson will speak including:

Professor Don Hickey, Wayne State College, Nebraska
Professor David Feller, Director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson, University of Tennessee
Professor R. David Edmunds, Watson Professor of American History, University of Texas at Dallas Kevin Chambers (National Archives, Kew)
Christopher T. George (Co-author of The man who captured Washington (forthcoming Univ. of Oklahoma Press))
Jason Wiese (Associate Director, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection)
Dr William Roulston (Research Director, Ulster Historical Foundation)

This free event will take place in the Corn Exchange Building, Victoria Street, Belfast on Monday 6 July 2015, 9.30-4.30pm. . More details, including information on registration to follow. While the event is free registration is essential (pre-register your interest at: enquiry@uhf.org.uk)

(With thanks to the Ulster Historical Foundation)

Chris

For details on my latest book Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, and my other genealogy guide books please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html. To commission me for genealogical research, please visit my research site at www.scotlandsgreateststory.co.uk.

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