International Congress of Irish Studies, 3rd Conference

Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 1:30pm
370 Dwinelle Hall
Sponsored by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and the International Congress of Irish Studies.

Introduction by Prof Dan Melia (Emeritus, UC Berkeley)

Part 1: The (American) Irish Diaspora
1:30 pm 370 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley: 8th annual UC Berkeley St Patrick’s Day lecture: Prof Christopher O’Sullivan (University of San Francisco), “The Irish in California”

Part 2: Conflict and Resolution on the Island of Ireland
2:30 pm Seán Ó Nualláin (UOI), “Why Prime Minister Gerry Adams is unlikely to invade Northern Ireland:
3pm David Schoenholzer, (Department of Economics, UC Berkeley), “Political Marches, Neighborhood Composition and Violence in Northern Ireland”

Part 3: Irish Gothic
3:30pm Tom Walsh (Celtic Studies, UC Berkeley) Title TBC
4pm Clemens Ruthens, “Trinity, Dublin and Dracula: A Bit(e) of Bram Stoker”

Part 4: St Patrick, Man and Myth
4:30pm Prof Dan Melia (Emeritus, UC Berkeley) on a redating of St Patrick’s mission to the mid 4th century from the received date of 432
5pm Reception and Vernal equinoctal Bacchanal – Durant Hotel
7:30pm Melanie O’Reilly and Frank Martin perform ethno-jazz, Cafe Trieste, San Pablo, Berkeley

Visit the conference webpage here.