Ireland, the British Empire and the Caribbean; Comparative Perspectives

1 - 2 December 2017


Friday, 1 December 2017

1. 45 Welcome

2.00 Panel 1:
Aaron Graham (UCL): State and society in Ireland and Jamaica, 1660-1840: comparative perspectives
Ivar Mc Grath (UCD): Some initial thoughts on Imperial barrack-building in Ireland and the Caribbean in the 18C
Emily Mann (Kent & Courthauld): Architecture in Defence of Empire: Ireland and Bermuda in 1624

3.15 Plenary 1:
Louis Nelson (Virginia): The Architectures of Empire in Jamaica: the Irish Legacy

4.15 Tea break

4.30 Plenary 2:
Natalie Zacek (Manchester): Galway and Montserrat: Myths and Realities of Irish Settlement in the 17C Caribbean

5.30 Plenary 3:
Sir Tom Devine (Edinburgh): Forgetting and Remembering: Scotland's Historians and Scotland's Slavery Past

7.00 Dinner

Saturday, 2 December 2017

9.00 Panel 3:
Finola O'Kane (UCD): Comparing Estates at Home and Abroad; Landscape Designs from Georgia, Jamaica and Ireland 1790-1830
Philip Walsh (UCD): Living and trading in Ireland, Britain and the Caribbean: the Blakes of Ballyglunin, Co Galway, c.1670-1800
Nuala Zahedieh (Edinburgh): Eric Williams and William Forbes. Copper, Colonies and a Scottish Country House

10.20: Plenary 4:
Nick Draper (UCL): Ireland and British Colonial Slave- ownership 1763-1833.

11.15 Coffee

11.30 Panel 4:
Fabienne Viale (Warwick): Caribbean Transactions of Memory in the Age of Coloniality
Mary Gallagher (UCD): Putting the Colonial Habitat into Words: Ireland and the Francophone Caribbean
Claire Connolly (UCC): Grateful Fictions; Edgeworth & Empire

12.45 Lunch

2.00 Plenary 5:
Jill Casid  (Wisconsin): Botanical Witness

3.00 Panel 4:
Karst de Jong (QUB): Ireland, Jamaica and Empire 1789- 1834
Ciarán O'Neill (TCD): In Search of Excess: Lambert Blair and his appetites

4.00 Roundtable

5.00 End of symposium

The Conference Poster can be downloaded here.