Centre for Irish-German Studies 


3rd Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies, 4-6. April 2002:

Ireland and the German-speaking countries -
Questions of cultural identity in Ireland, Austria and Switzerland - 

The Centre for Irish-German Studies at the University of Limerick focuses on
relations between Ireland and the German-speaking countries. German-Irish
Studies are often seen as only concentrating on relations between Germany
and Ireland. In our 3rd Limerick conference we therefore aim to concentrate
especially on Austrian-Irish and Swiss-Irish relations. 

We invite papers in English or German on the following themes:

*       Irish-Austrian or Irish-Swiss relations - cultural, historical,
political aspects (preferably taking into account influences and
interpretations of these relations in debates of self-image) 

*       Questions of cultural identity in Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland 
(preferably on a comparative basis)
especially in the areas of
*       cultural traditions / language policy 
*       political system and international relations
*       conflict resolution / security policy
*       national economy / currencies

Deadline for proposals 31.10.2001
Please send your proposal (250 words) to: Centre for Irish-German Studies,
Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick,
Limerick, Ireland
Contact: Dr. Gisela Holfter, Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of
Tel: +353/61/202395   Fax: +353/61/202556   [log in to unmask]

The conference is being organised in collaboration with the Centre for
European Studies, University of Limerick, the School of Languages and
Literatures at the University of Ulster, Coleraine and the German Department
at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 
Contact: Prof Edward Moxon-Browne [log in to unmask]
Dr. Půl ” Dochartaigh [log in to unmask]
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Dr. Hermann Rasche [log in to unmask]
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The conference is supported by the Austrian, German and Swiss Embassies,