To mark the centenary of a momentous year in Irish history when the Government of Ireland Act 1920 first partitioned the island into two administration zones – Northern and Southern Ireland, the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago is proud to present a series of public lectures 'The Luck of the Irish: how the Irish helped shape New Zealand'.
Professor Sonja Tiernan series launch and mapping the Irish in New Zealand:
Professor Sonja Tiernan launches this exciting series with an assessment of the historical connections between Ireland and New Zealand before discussing the current bonds between these two nations. Growing connections are primarily evident in the recent opening of an Irish Embassy in New Zealand and a reciprocal Embassy of New Zealand in Dublin, for the first time.
Appreciative of this growing bond, the Irish government has invested in a national project to map Irish citizens and communities across New Zealand. The Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies was chosen to lead this national project, which is the first of its kind. Ongoing findings will be shared for the first time as part of this public event.
|Date||Sunday, 2 February 2020|
|Time||2:00pm - 3:00pm|
|Department||Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies|
|Location||Toitū Otago Settlers Musuem, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Professor Sonja Tiernan|
Éamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies
University of Otago