ACIS 2021 Public Sessions

NOTE: TIMES ARE BST


 

Wednesday 2 June 2021

1.30PM - 2.00PM

Conference Opening from Professor Malachy Ó Néill

Chair of ACIS 2021 Organising Committee, Provost, Ulster University's Magee Campus 

6.00PM – 6.50PM

 

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin (UCC) and Dr Anne Marie O’Brien (DIAS) with Barbara McCormack (RIA) and Prof. Ruairí Ó hUiginn (Maynooth, DIAS)

 

6.50PM – 7.30PM


INVITED PANEL DISCUSSION: Library Collections and Irish Studies: the ineluctable modality of contemporary collecting


Chaired by Clíona Ní Ríordáin (Sorbonne)


Panellists include:

 

  • Crónán Ó Doibhlin, University College Cork

  • Barbara McCormack, Royal Irish Academy

 

 

Thursday 3 June 2021

5:00pm-5:45pm

 

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Conference address from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins



9:15pm-10:30pm

FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Healing

  • Susan McKay – “Northern Protestants - On Shifting Ground” with Sara Canning and Dawn Purvis

  • Ulster University Choral Celebration & Traditional Music Showcase


 

Friday 4 June 2021

5:30pm-6:00pm

 

CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS

Conference address from Congressman Brendan Boyle, Pennsylvania’s 2nd District


6:00pm-7:00pm

 

KEYNOTE PLENARY SESSION

Maurice Fitzpatrick on Home


8:45pm-9:15pm

 

FIRESIDE CONVERSATION: Heritage

 

“Adomnán, Adhamhnán, Eunan: Life and afterlife of a Donegal Saint” by Dr Brian Lacey with Professor Nollaig Ó Muraíle and Professor Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha


9:15pm-10:30pm

 

DISCOVER SLÍ CHOLMCILLE: The Columban Heritage Trail

 

Produced by Líonra Leitir Ceanainn Documentary spotlighting key locations of Slí Cholmcille, the Columban heritage trail.

Featuring traditional music showcase from Ireland’s Northwest.

 

Saturday 5 June 2021

4:30pm-5:30pm

 

KEYNOTE PLENARY PANEL:

Colmcille – An Icon of Shared Heritage Professor Máire Ní Annracháin, Dr Brian Lacey and Professor Máiréad Nic Craith


Chaired by Professor Elizabeth Crooke
 

5:30pm-6:30pm

 

AMBASSADORIAL ADDRESSES

  • Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce (UK Ambassador to US) at 5:30pm GMT / 12:30pm EST

  • Ambassador Dan Mulhall (Irish Ambassador to US) at 6:00pm GMT / 1:00pm EST



9:15pm-9:45pm

 

FIRESIDE CONVERSATIONS: Home

Dr Liam Campbell with Joe Mahon and Bernadette McAliskey

 

Chaired by Paul Mullan