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North Bound Research Symposia Series Exploring Cultural Heritages at the Migration Interface Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario Research Associate Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages Presentation Overview (A) Two words about AICH Overview Sample activity: SIEF2008 (B) Northbound in brief

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north bound

NorthBound

Research Symposia Series

Exploring Cultural Heritages at the Migration Interface

Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario

Research Associate

Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages

presentation overview
Presentation Overview

(A) Two words about AICH

  • Overview
  • Sample activity: SIEF2008

(B) Northbound in brief

  • What is It?
  • Who is it About?
  • What is For?
  • Topics

(C) Northbound Two: Baltic Neighbours

the academy @ university of ulster
The Academy @ University of Ulster
  • One of five Research Institutes based in the UU Faculty of Arts.
  • 30+ staff from a wide range of subject backgrounds
  • 3 University campuses
  • Associate members + a large & growing postgraduate community.
slide4

AICH and UU Campuses

Coleraine

Derry

Jordanstown

the academy aim
The Academy - Aim

Centre of excellence for

  • Interdisciplinary research on
  • Cultural Heritages

(tangible & non-tangible)

  • In an international context
  • Emphasis on cultural heritages connected with the island of Ireland.
sief2008 when where
SIEF2008:: When & Where
  • 16th-20th June 2008
  • Magee Campus, Derry
  • Call for papers – Second Round: end of May 07

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/sief2008/

north bound what is it
NorthBound:: What is It?

Lives, facts and stories of people who left their countries to live their cultures in Northern Ireland… and vice versa

  • 4 Research Symposia organised by the Academy
  • Four events over a two-year period (Nov'06–May'08)
  • Focus: both the established and the emerging European cultural landscapes in today’s N.I.
north bound what is for aim
NorthBound:: Whatis For [Aim]

To promote the culture, support the presence & provide networking opportunities to people & communities who, from Europe, have come to Northern Ireland to live, work & study.

north bound topics
NorthBound:: Topics
  • mobileSociety: migrations, barriers to mobiliy
  • footPrints: poetry, literature, journalism
  • changingWords: language learning process and challenges
  • visualArts: painting, sculpture, film, photography, new media
  • design&technology: fashion, design, architecture
  • performingArts: theatre, comedy, dance, music, magic
  • livingMemories: history & stories through the eyes of people
  • within&Beyond: mind, spirit, philosophy, religion, rituals
north bound who is it about
NorthBound:: Who is it About?
  • Each symposium -> a specific European community in Northern Ireland including:
  • Italy[17 Nov 06]
  • The Baltic Neighbours[11 May 07]
  • France & Germany[Nov 07]
  • The Balkans[May 08]
general facts figures
General Facts & Figures
  • UK – Almost 600,000 people from ‘Eastern’ Europe have registered to work in the UK since May 2004, Home Office figures (27.02.06).
  • Polish - 65% of the total (390,000)- followed
  • Lithuanians -11% (66,000)
  • NI – 60,000 estimated
  • Poles: 35,000/45,000
  • Lithuanians: 3,500/4,000*

* Official 4,000 est 15,000 – Lithuanian Ambassador in Šilutés Magazine 8th March 07

the neighbour the similar the other
The Neighbour, the Similar & the Other

The idea of "neighbourliness" is a double-edged one … It implies openness to neighbouring cultures but also provincial mistrust*

*Orhan Pamuk (2006 Nobel Prize for Literature on the European Neighbouring Policy)

neighbours
Neighbours
  • a slide on history
  • UK, NI, IE
  • PL, LT, …

Russia

Turkey

old neighbours
Old Neighbours

Regina Europa

  • Cosmographia Universalis , Basel 1550-4
north bound 2 contacts
NorthBound2# Contacts

Maria Angela Ferrario

t:: 00-44-28-71-37-5304 (direct)

e:: ma.ferrario@ulster.ac.uk

w:http://www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/aich/nbsymposia