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Call for Abstracts Global Irish Diaspora Congress 2020

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Call For Abstracts || Gairm ar Achoimrí


A Call for Papers for the Global Irish Diaspora Congress 2020 has been issued. A wide range of papers on such diverse subjects relating to the global Irish diaspora as history, archaeology, art, cultural studies, genealogy and language will be considered. Topics are selected as they relate to the millions of Irish people from all sectors of society who left Ireland to settle elsewhere in the world, whether in Africa, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, India, New Zealand, Pacific islands, South America, the United States or elsewhere.

Following the remarkable success of the first Global Irish Diaspora Congress (GID), held at University College Dublin in August 2017, the second GID congress will be held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal ( in Durban, South Africa. 

The dates of the congress will be Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 July 2020 with an optional field tour on Saturday 4 July.

This unique occasion is something very special – the largest Irish event to be held on African soil. While Congress papers will cover the global diaspora in their content, we hope that the Irish link with Africa and Africa’s with Ireland will be showcased as never before. A wide and diverse interest has already been part of the Global Irish Diaspora Congress and the international committee are working to make this a memorable and significant milestone in the relationship between Ireland and Africa.

Click here for full information and submission form. 

This Call will close on Monday, 25 November 2019.

All queries regarding the upcoming Congress should be directed to the new email address


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