November 5, 12, & 19

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People of Irish and African descent have lived in the United States for more than four centuries. Their respective trajectories -- marked by complexity, conflict, and collaboration -- have been shaped by American conceptions of identity, hierarchies of belonging, and access to pathways of upward mobility. The aim of this conference and programing is to examine the constellations of Blackness and Irishness in the history of the United States and beyond and use their example to ponder present conundrums around race, ethnicity, inequality and identity politics.

Where Do We Go from Here? Revisiting Black Irish Relations and Responding to a Transnational Moment,” took place on three Fridays in November. The conference ran online on Friday November 5, Friday November 12 and Friday November 19. Provost of NYU, Katherine E. Fleming opened the conference.

Watch the conference recordings on the Glucksman Ireland House YouTube channel.

This program was sponsored by the Glucksman Ireland House and Gallatin School of Individualized Study. This conference is presented in partnership with Brademas Center (NYU), Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (NYU), Department of History (NYU), Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (NYU), Institute for Public Knowledge (NYU), Deans for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NYU), UCD Clinton Institute, African American Irish Diaspora Network (AAIDN), Consulate of Ireland (NY), Embassy of Ireland (Washington DC), NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Tenement Museum New York, the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) and Black and Irish.

Learn more about this program at NYU News

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