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Conference in conjunction with the Fifth Galway Conference on Colonialism

Adventurers, Emissaries and Settlers
Ireland and Latin America

27-30 June 2007
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Delegates at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.



The Connacht Tribune
(Galway), 29 June 2007

The first conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies, Adventurers, Emissaries and Settlers: Ireland and Latin America was held on 27-30 June 2007 in Galway. The conference was the first of its kind, and attracted scholars, students and independent researchers of Ireland-Latin America relations. Papers included various aspects of the multitudinous connections between Latin America and Ireland mainly in history and literature. The SILAS conference took place concurrently and in conjunction with the Fifth Galway Conference on Colonialism.

SILAS is extremely grateful to the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, the Brazilian Embassy to Ireland, and Smurfit Kappa plc for their support of the conference.

Organisers: Oliver Marshall and Claire Healy.


Conference Feedback: what the people are saying about Galway 2007

I had a fantastic time at the conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, and had the opportunity to meet very interesting people - Patricia Novillo Corvalán

Wonderful meeting - Lawrence A. Clayton

It was really a great pleasure to have been present at SILAS 2007 - Stelio Amarante

I very much enjoyed meeting everyone at the conference last week, and am very grateful for the support of the Society in my work - Fiona Clark

Para mí fue increíble el poder encontrar personas tan inteligentes, tan capacitadas, tan interesantes y a la vez tan amables. La conferencia fue muy entretenida y el ambiente estuvo genial - Andrés Romera

It was an absolute pleasure to be in attendance at a conference with so many like-minded individuals with such a passion for what SILAS stands for. I really had a wonderful time - Sharon Newman

Creo que fue un evento muy bueno y amistoso. Me dio mucho gusto comprobar que no es un simple estereotipo eso de que los irlandeses son amables, cariñosos y alegres - Lourdes de Ita


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