Monday, October 19, 2009 10:00 AM
This one-day symposium is devoted to exploring aspects of the history of the Irish connections to New Jersey and highlighting the many Irish and Irish-American related resources available locally. The symposium also seeks to explore some of the qualities, characteristics, and histories of one particular group: the Irish immigrants who settled in our state.
The program is open to all ? teachers, family historians, students ?particularly those with an interest in history, information science, gender studies, education, and literature. Throughout the day, professionals will be sharing their expertise with those who have an interest in Irish Studies.
The symposium will also serve as the starting point for the preparation of detailed print and electronic resources and finding aids for locating resources on the Irish experience found throughout the Garden State.
The symposium will take place on November 6, 2009 at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Speakers will be drawn from practitioners and experts in Irish and Irish-American history in New Jersey as well as genealogists, archivists, and activists, without whom the story of the Irish in New Jersey would be incomplete.
The $30 registration fee ($15 students) includes breakfast, lunch and entertainment. Sign-in and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
For more information about this event please contact Alan De Lozier at the NJCHC: [address removed], or to register online please visit the symposium homepage: www.drew.edu/grad/njirish. Or email Fran Becker at Drew University, [address removed]
This symposium is jointly sponsored by the Caspersen School of Graduate Education at Drew University and the New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission. A generous donation has been provided by the Carvel Foundation and other friends of the Irish community in New Jersey.