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    UCD institute to focus on Diaspora

    By Noreen Bowden | December 1, 2007

    University College Dublin has announced that the new John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies will focus on changing the way Ireland and the Disapora are understood.

    UCD officials say the institute will build on Irish diaspora scholarship to achieve a new level of public dialogue within the global Irish community on the meaning Irishness and major global issues of mutual interest and concern. It will also provide a public outreach programme that will focus on the Irish community and Irish diaspora groups abroad.

    A press release from the University says:

    The creation of the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies will yield very significant and highly visible benefits for Ireland, which will grow in understanding of itself and its distinct role in the wider world through deeper understanding of its diaspora. It will equally benefit the global Irish community through the greater recognition of its unique historic contribution which the Institute will bring more fully into the light.

    See the full press release.

    Topics: Latest News, publications and research | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “UCD institute to focus on Diaspora”

    1. Robin Mccarron Says:
      April 11th, 2008 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Ive been involved in researching and writing ‘ Thespread of the Irish Diaspora as a result of defeat in Battle ,Triumph out of failure.’ I am thus most keen to receive all up to date info on your proposed research.I previously researched ‘the Cistercians in Wales’ and organised their millenium trail of 10 Monasteries plus a part of a documentary..
      Thanks Robin Every success to the proposed work.