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SUMMER SCHOOL - THE ISLAND HAS MANY VOICES
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER - SUMMER SCHOOL
THE ISLAND HAS MANY VOICES
AN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF IRISH CULTURAL HERITAGES
Academic Directors: Professors Robert Welch and John Wilson
This two-week course is based at the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages at the University of Ulster in the city of Derry/Londonderry. Based at the Magee campus, which is home to the world's first Institute dedicated to the study of Ulster Scots heritage and culture, the Summer School will provide an opportunity to both experience and learn about the origins of the voices, languages and accents that animate this liveliest of regions.
The program will draw on the expertise of leading scholars in the fields of Irish history, literature, language and culture to provide an in-depth but enjoyable course of learning and study designed to explore the diversity of Irish culture and heritage.
Recent discussion in Ireland has focused on the plurality of Irish cultural identities, and the need to celebrate difference while renewing traditional values and customs. The history and cultural expression of these varied identities will be discussed, studied and debated and shown through poetry, story and song. Excursions to the places and regions which illustrate this diversity will allow students to experience the excitement of these cultures at first hand.
The Summer School is suitable for anyone who has in interest in the history, literature society and culture of the island of Ireland. It is based at the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster in the historic city of Derry and take place from 29 July - 12 August 2001.
The registration fee is £850 GBP (to include all tuition fees, accommodation, field trips and cultural visits and meals when on field trips). Please visit the website at http://www.arts.ulst.ac.uk/academy/summerschool.
For further information please contact:
Summer School Co-ordinator
University of Ulster at Magee
Derry / Londonderry
Tel: 00 44 28 7137 5456
Fax: 00 44 28 7137 5487