CAIS 2012: Ottawa … Registration and Details

Details on the conference can be found by clicking on this link.

Tentative Schedule:


Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2011

 
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshop

Conducted by Dr. Cecil Houston

ARTS 141

 
4:00 – 6:30 pm

Conference Registration

Foyer ARTS Hall

 
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland

291 Park Road,

Rockliffe Park,

 Ottawa, ON

 

Thursday, June 21, 20122011

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Opening Remarks : Pawl Birt

Chairperson

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

9:15 – 10:30

Keynote Speaker

Kerby Miller, University of Missouri, USA

Shattered Worlds: The Great Famine’s Impact on Edmund Ronayne in Ireland, Quebec and Chicago.

 

MODERATOR: David Wilson

10:30 – 11:00

health break

Book Display and Sales (DMS 1140)

Main Hall

Session 1

moderator: Sheila Scott

11:00 –

11:30

David Wilson              The Fenian Diaspora.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

11:30 –

12:00

Robert McGee         Irish Nationalist Sentiment in Toronto in the 1860s.
12:00 –

12:30

Conrad Brunstrom      Thomas D’Arcy McGee and the Invention of    Burkeian Canada.
12:30 –

2:00

lunch

 

 

Session 2

moderator:  TBD

2:00 – 2:30  

Rosemary O’Flaherty Finding their Better Half: Irish Participation in the Rebellions of 1837-1838.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

2:30 – 3:00  

Brandon Corcoran      The Irish Repeal Movement in the British North American Colonies, 1828-1847: Rethinking the Trans-Atlantic Repeal                                       Movement from a Canadian Perspective.

3:00 – 3:30 Kevin Dooley               The Human Aspect of the Building of the Rideau Canal (1826 – 1832).
3:30 – 3:45

health break

Book Display and Sales (DMS 1140)

Main Hall

Session 3A

moderator:  Simon Jolivet

Session 3b

moderator:  TBD

3:45 – 4:15 Jason King      ‘Le Typhus de 1847/The Typhus of 1847’: Virtual Archive.

 

Desmarais Hall

Room 1130

Jane McGaughey   The Fighting Irish? Defining the Irish Military Diaspora.

 

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

4:15 – 4:45 Noémie Beck Les irlandais du Québec rural. Étude historique, ethnographique et culturelle en Beauce: le compté de Frampton (Saint-Malachie et Saint-Edouard-de-Frampton).

 

Michael Quigley  Ridgeway: Amateurs vs Professionals.

 

4:45 – 5:00

Closing Remarks : Pawl Birt

 

 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Evening of Songs and Stories

ARTS 509

The Ottawa Celtic Choir was established in 2008, and reflects a rich heritage of Celtic                               music in our community and our country. We sing the music of the Celtic nations and                          diasporas, both accompanied and acapella, in English and in a variety of Celtic languages.                       The OCC is a non-auditioned community choir. An ability to read music or speak one of                              the Celtic languages is not necessary to sing with us

Ellen MacIssac

 

 

Caroline Pignat

 

CAROLINE PIGNAT (nee Cranny) Born in Ireland and raised in Ottawa, this Ottawa University alumnus is a Governor General’s Award winning author. Her first novel Egghead, explores bullying as told by two opposing bystanders and is a Red Maple Honour Book and a recommended resource for Kids Help Phone.  Her historical fiction series follows young Irish immigrants as they flee the famine in 1847 and settle in Upper Canada. Greener Grass, the first in the series, received the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature.  A two time finalist for both the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award and the CLA Children’s Book of the Year, Caroline’s historical fiction is also short-listed for the 2012 national IODE Violet Downey Book Award.  Canadian Children’s Book News calls her work “Historical fiction at its best.” Her freelance work appears in numerous publications for children, teens and adults. Caroline has taught elementary, intermediate and senior grades and currently teaches Grade 12 Writers Craft in Kanata. Visit: www.carolinepignat.com<http://www.carolinepignat.com for excerpts and information.

                         Gaby Monaghan

    (Annie Coyle Martin)

Gaby Monaghan grew up in a little village in County Cavan, Kilnaleck, the child of country teachers, steeped in stories of leprechauns, faeries and pots of gold, WB Yeats, Walter Macken and Maurice O’Sullivan. She is a liar, and since fiction is lies, she writes fiction under a borrowed name, Annie Coyle Martin, which is her mother’s name. She came to Canada in 1957 and has lived in Newfoundland and Ontario. She attended The University of Toronto and Larentian University. in Sudbury.  At The Taddle Creek Writers Conference I met Ann Dexter of McGilligan Books and she published the first piece I wrote, ‘Jody’ and later ‘The Music of that Happens’. More recently she published ‘To Know the Road’, which will be followed by its sequel in the near future.

 

 

Friday, June 22, 2012

9:00 –

9:15

Welcome and Comments : Pawl Birt

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

Session 4

moderator Danine Farquharson

9:15 –

9:45

Sally Halliday             Derry to New Brunswick: Female Migration from the North West of Ireland in the Early 19th Century.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

9:45 –

10:15

Sandra Barney            Erin’s Daughters in new Caledonia: Irish Women in Cape Breton in the Nineteenth Century.
10:15 –

10:45

Mike McLaughlin        Irish Women and the Charitable Irish Catholic Bazaars in Nineteenth Century Canada.
10:45– 11:00

health break

Book Display and Sales (DMS 1140)

Main Hall

Session 5A

moderator:  TBD

Session 5b

moderator:  Jerry White

11:00– 11:30 Heather Macdougall:   Exiles as Gaeilge: Language and Community for Irish Ex-pats in Tom Collins’ Kings.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1130

Dominic Brian:   St Patrick the Meaningless Saint: Thoughts on Global Irishness.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

11:30– 12:00 Jerry White:  Cré na Cille as Multi-Media Extravaganza. Rebecca Graff-McRae: From Seachtar Fear, Seacht Lá’ to ‘Ten Men Dead’: the Shifting Commemorations of the Rising and the Hunger Strikes.
12:00– 12:30 Terry Byrne:  Neil Jordan: Negotiating Duality. Colin McMahon:  The Uncrowned Monarch’s Dominion: Daniel O’Connell’s 1875 Birth Centenary in Canada.
12:30 –

2:00

lunch

2:00– 3:30

The Marianna O’Gallagher Lecture

Cecil Houston, University of Windsor

Reflections Provoked by Marianna, Ann, and Kristine

MODERATOR: Pádraig Ó Siadhail

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

 
3:30– 3:45

health break

Book Display and Sales (DMS 1140)

Main Hall

 

Session 6A

moderator:  Heather MacDougall

Session 6b

moderator:  Michele Holmgren

 
3:45 –

4:15

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin: Cultural Survival without Cultural Brokers.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1130

Denis Sampson: Transatlantic Tóibín: The Lesson of ‘The Master’.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

 
4:15 –

4:45

E. Moore Quinn: Singing Their Way to Sanity: The Irish American Musical Soundscape in Late 19th  and Early 20th Century New England. Danine Farquharson: The Rising and Romance: Novels of 1916.  
4:45 –

5:15

Ellen MacIssac: From Lilting to Parlour Laments : Adapting Irish Traditional Singing to the Choral Context. TBD?  
4:15 –

4:30

Closing Remarks : Pawl Birt

 

 

Performance by

Celtic Cross

Friday Evening

at the Banquet

Celtic Cross is a group of Ottawa dancers who perform a mix of traditional and contemporary choreographies. With decades of experience in Highland, Irish, and Ottawa Valley stepdance, the Celtic Cross Dancers have performed for Irish ambassadors and British high commissioners; have shared the stage with the likes of Ashley MacIsaac, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Sons of Scotland, Ottawa Police, Cameron Highlanders, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipe Bands, and with countless Celtic bands; have appeared on CTV, City TV, and other networks; and have performed and competed across Europe and North America. Celtic Cross performances are a lively blend of all three dance styles and are a mix of traditional solo and group dances as well as original choreographies. The group’s repertoire is suited to any venue or event from festivals to pubs to live concerts to wedding receptions and anything in between. With a roster of over 20 adult dancers, Celtic Cross can perform in almost any space and with any number of dancers. Visit http://www.celticcrossdancers.com for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please use Cumberland Street entrance.

 

 
  David Wilson has been driving people to distraction for many years now with his desperate attempts to play traditional Irish music.  A failed drinker who passes out after three pints of Guinness, he can usually be found sitting on a barstool talking about how much better his life would have been had he learned Latin.  It is rumoured that he has a day job, but no one — least of all himself — is quite sure what that is.

 

Frank’s tin whistle playing was discovered by a traveling gypsy who told him he would never amount to anything if he did not leave his home in the middle of the bog and seek his fame and fortune elsewhere.  He also told Frank other stuff which must remain a secret.  Frank escaped the song of the wild birds, misty heather mornings and armed only with a tinwhistle he left Ireland disguised as a very young man with a beautiful blond lass named Eileen by his side. They traveled through Africa and North America seeking their fame and fortune but mostly just steady work.

40 years later Frank and Eileen reside in Ottawa where Frank plays his tin whistle and dreams of the day he can catch up with that traveling gypsy.

 

 
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

9:00 –

9:15

Welcome and Comments : Pawl Birt

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

9:15 – 10:30

Keynote Speaker

Maria Eugenia Cruset, University of La Plata, Argentina

Nationalism and the Irish Diaspora in Argentina.

 

moderator: Pawl Birt

 

10:30– 11:00

health break

Book Display and Sales (DMS 1140)

Main Hall

Session 7

moderator Fred McEvoy

11:00 –

11:30

Andrew McGaffey:      The Identity Crisis of the Friends of Irish Freedom.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

11:30 –

12:00

Pádraig Ó Siadhail:    From ‘Uplifting’ Natives to ‘Self-sacrifice’ for Ireland: the Curious                                                Career of Miss Katherine Hughes.
12:00 –

12:30

Sarah O’Brien:                        Legacies of the Irish Settlement in Argentina.
12:30 –

2:00

lunch

 

Session 8

moderator Pawl Birt

2:00 –

2:30

Sheila Scott                            After the Scattering Comes the Gathering:Transplanting and

and Ellen MacIssac:  Preserving the Irish Language Culture and  Arts in the North                                                   American Gaeltacht.

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

2:30 –

3:00

Jonathan Giles:          What Can Irish Language Networks in Canada Tell us about                                     Language Revitalization?
3:00 –

3:30

Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh:  TBD
3:30 –

3:45

Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements: Paul Birt

3:45 –

4:00

health break

Book Display and Sales (DMS 1140)

Main Hall

 

 

 

4:00 –

5:45

Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies / L’Association canadienne d’études irlandaises

Desmarais Hall

Room 1140

Cocktails 6:30

 

 

Dinner 7:30

Banquet

St Brigid’s

Please use entrance off Cumberland Street

310 St. Patrick Street

 

 

 

 

Many thanks and safe home!

 

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