You are invited to ‘Leaving, crossing, arriving’ 19-21 May 2014, funded by the AHRC as part of our ‘Digitising experiences of migration’ project to connect migrant letter collections around the world - see http://lettersofmigration.blogspot.fr.
A half-day symposium at Coventry University on Monday 19th May 2pm-5pm), to discuss the outcomes of the project, the digitisation and mark up of historical correspondence, and the importance/challenges/opportunities of interdisciplinary research in diaspora studies (see: http://lettersofmigration.blogspot.fr/p/blog-page.html).
A project exhibition at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry, including activities and lunchtime concerts with Joe O’Donnell – 1.00-2.00 on May 19th and 21st (see: http://lettersofmigration.blogspot.fr/p/symposium-and-exhibition.html).
‘News from Home: Themes and Functions of Letters to Irish Emigrants in Colonial Australia’ on May 19th, 6.30pm - 7.30pm – a talk at Coventry University by David Fitzpatrick, Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin and author of Oceans of Consolation: Personal Accounts of Irish Migration to Australia.
To find book a place in the symposium and/or at the evening talk, see http://www.coventry.ac.uk/leavingcrossingarriving.
Dept. English and Languages
Coventry CV1 5FB