[Corpora-List] ‘Digitising experiences of migration’ - Coventry, UK 19- 21 May 2014

Hilary Nesi aa3861 at coventry.ac.uk
Thu Apr 24 14:23:05 CEST 2014

Dear Corpora list readers You are invited to ‘Leaving, crossing, arriving’<http://www.coventry.ac.uk/leavingcrossingarriving> 19- 21 May 2014, funded by the AHRC as part of the ‘Digitising experiences of migration’ project to connect migrant letter collections around the world - see http://lettersofmigration.blogspot.fr<http://lettersofmigration.blogspot.fr/>.

Events include: • A half-day symposium at Coventry University, to discuss the outcomes of the project, the digitisation and mark up of historical correspondence, and the importance/challenges/opportunities of interdisciplinary research in diaspora studies • A project exhibition at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry, including activities and lunchtime concerts with Joe O’Donnell<http://www.joe-odonnell.com/> – 1.00-2.00 on May 19th and 21st • ‘News from Home: Themes and Functions of Letters to Irish Emigrants in Colonial Australia’ on May 19th, 6.30pm - 7.30pm – a talk at Coventry University by David Fitzpatrick, Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin and author of Oceans of Consolation: Personal Accounts of Irish Migration to Australia<http://www.corkuniversitypress.com/product-p/9781859180358.htm>.

To find out more and to book a place in the symposium and/or at the evening talk, see http://www.coventry.ac.uk/leavingcrossingarriving.

___________________________________ Hilary Nesi Professor of English Language Department of English and Languages Coventry University Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5LW United Kingdom ________________________________________

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