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Kurt Roger’s "Irish Sonata" performed by Joachim Roewer (Irish Chamber Orch...

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University of Limerick

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Inaugural Irish performance of the acclaimed sonata written by the Austrian refugee composer in Waterford before emigrating to the US in 1939 – the only musical trace of German-speaking refugees in Ireland.

Part of the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Centre for
Irish-German Studies & Commemoration of Heinrich Böll’s 100th Birthday
is a high-profile event building on our work of the last twenty years the conference brings together eminent speakers from Austria, Germany, England,Switzerland and Ireland from a broad range of disciplines.

If you are interested in attending the conference please click link below:

http://campuslifeweb.ul.ie/KxRegistration/Irish German Relations 2017


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14 September 2017

9.30 Opening addresses

10.00 - 11.30 Session 1 Irish-German Relations in the Context of Brexit

11.45 - 1.30 Session 2 Economic Relations and the Need for Languages

Lunch

2.30 - 4.00 Session 3 Heinrich Böll and Ireland

4.30 - 6.00 Session 4 Heinrich Böll at 100

6.30 Music Kurt Roger’s Irish Sonata

7.30 Reception by German Embassy followed by Conference Dinner

15 September 2017

9.00-10.30 Session 5 Austria – Ireland – Switzerland in 2017

11.00- 12.30 Session 6 Literary Studies

Lunch

1.30 - 3.00 Session 7 Connections in Science

3.30 - 5.00 Session 8 Recent Work on Historical Links

5.30 - 6.30 Session 9 Art, Poetry and Music

6.30 – 7.00 Book presentations

7.00 Readings followed by Ceilí & barbeque

16 September 2017

9.00 - 10.15 Session 10 Irish Studies in German-speaking Countries / German Studies in Ireland

10.30 – 11.45 Session 11 Media Discourses: Ireland in Germany and Germany in Ireland

12.15 - 1.30 Session 12 Irish-German Migration in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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