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4 December 1998 08:15  
  
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 08:15:06 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Patrick O'Sullivan" <P.OSullivan[at]Bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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This was the first message from Elliott Barkan...

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 12:53:15 -0500


Forwarded on behalf of...
Elliott Barkan, Dept of History, California State
University, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397, fax: 909-880-5985; tele:
909-880-5525; and email address: ebarkan[at]csusb.edu

Elliott Barkan writes...
I have a contract with ABC-Clio Books to edit a volume of 400
biographies (500 words each) of eminent/prominent ethnic Americans (past,
present, men and women in all fields, including those who achievements were
simply within their ethnic communities) representing some 100 ethnic groups.
The primary focus is on first and second generations (otherwise it becomes
unmanageable). I already have over 50 contributors, but a number of
categories and groups remain open. I am seeking individuals who would like
to participate. While I will send those who respond more specific
information and related details, the time line is: about 4 months to develop
a list of potential subjects, with a line or two on why each should be
considered. We then come to an agreement on the final subjects. You would
then have 10 months to a year to complete all the biographies. The
following are the groups I need written about and the approximate number of
entries for each.

Please reply to Elliott Barkan, Dept of History, California State
University, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397, fax: 909-880-5985; tele:
909-880-5525; and email address: ebarkan[at]csusb.edu

Middle Eastern.....up to 17*
Irish............. " " 11
South Americans..... 11

Dutch............... 9
Central Americans... 9
Russians............ 7
Hungarians.......... 6
Ukrainians.......... 5
Spanish............. 4
African(SubSaharan). 4
Polynesian.......... 4
Thai................ 3

Pakistani........... 2
Hmong...............2
Bangladeshi......... 2
Laotian............. 2
Cambodian........... 2
Barbadian........... 2
Australian/New Zea.. 2
Roma................ 1
South African....... 1
Albanian............ 1
Bulgarian........... 1
Tibet or Mongolian.. 1
Belarusin........... 1
Carpatho-Rusyn...... 1

*Could include North Africans; does not include Israelis, who are
being done separately.

Thanks, Elliott Barkan


Elliott R. Barkan
Professor of History & Ethnic Studies
Book Review Editor, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN ETHNIC HISTORY


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5 December 1998 22:14  
  
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 22:14:06 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Patrick O'Sullivan" <P.OSullivan[at]Bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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Fowarded from the H-Ethnic list...

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT for nominations for the IMMIGRATION AND ETHNIC HISTORY
SOCIETY'S 1998 THEODORE SALOUTOS MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD IN AMERICAN
IMMIGRATION HISTORY.

The award is given annually by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society
to the monograph judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of
the United States. To be eligible for the prize, which will be awarded at
the Society's annual dinner in April 1999, a book must be copyrighted
"1998," must be based on substantial primary research, and must offer a
scholarly interpretation of sources. Collected works, edited volumes,
reprints, or memoirs are not eligible. A monograph may be nominated by its
author, the publisher, a member of the prize committee, or a member of the
Immigration and Ethnic History Society.

Inquiries and nominations should be submitted to the chair of the Saloutos
Prize Committee, Professor Reed Ueda, Department of History, East Hall,
Tufts University, Medford MA 02155.

Copies of the book must be received by all three members of the committee
by Dec. 31, 1998. Send books to Prof. Ueda at the above address, as well
as to: Prof. Cheryl Greenberg, Dept. of History, Trinity College, Hartford
CT 06106-3100; and to Prof. John McClymer, History Dept., Assumption
College, Worcester MA 01615-0005.

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8 December 1998 11:14  
  
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 11:14:06 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Patrick O'Sullivan" <P.OSullivan[at]Bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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Four items from Liam & Pauline Ferrie's IRISH EMIGRANT email
Newsletter...

[My comments in square brackets.]

According to the Central Statistics Office the population of the 26
counties [that is, the Republic of Ireland] is at its highest since 1881
when 3.87m people were recorded in this part [the Republic of Ireland]
of the country [the island of Ireland]. The figure at April of this
year was put at 3.7m, an increase of 44,300 over the previous year. The
cause of the increase is said to be two-fold, with births outnumbering
deaths and continuing net immigration. During the year to the end of
April, 44,000 people came to live in Ireland and 21,200 emigrated.


Plans to sail the replica of a famine ship from New Ross to Boston in
March have had to be postponed due to a shortage of funds. The John
F. Kennedy Trust had raised IR3.5m but still had a shortfall of IR1m
when the postponement was announced. Since then, however, Charlie
McCreevy allocated IR200k in the Budget and fund raising will
continue to ensure that the Dunbrody will eventually make its
transAtlantic crossing. See http://www.dunbrody.com

[Does anyone know anything about this project? I'm not sure that I
understand the point of it. It's not like Tim Severin's Brendan voyage
- - I mean, do we need to prove that Irish Famine refugees could have
reached America?]

- - Bishop of Meath Dr Michael Smith has called on the National Museum to
return 60 12th century skeletons for burial in grounds of Mullingar
Cathedral. The skeletons were unearthed in the town during the
building of a shopping centre. Many of which were accompanied by a
scallop shell which indicated that the wearer had completed the
pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. The National Museum organised
an examination of the skeletons and plans to keep them on the basis
that they are artefacts, but Bishop Smith argues that they should now
be reburied rather than left in a plastic bag in a museum warehouse.

[This - ownership of the dead - is a recurring debate throughout the
world. I have long urged that we do good forensic archaeology whenever
we discover Irish Famine graves - the skeletons could tell us so much.
But this seems to run counter to a need to do reverence - the urge is to
bury them again, fast. But the two approaches - search for knowledge
and reverence - are surely not incompatible.]


- - London now has a statue of Oscar Wilde, a rather unusual but
generally admired creation showing the playwright raising his head
from his coffin with cigarette in hand. "A Conversation with Oscar
Wilde" is the work of Maggi Hambling and was unveiled at Trafalgar
Square by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, great-grandson Lucian
Holland and actor Stephen Fry. Leading members of the British
theatre were on hand for the occasion.


Patrick O'Sullivan
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8 December 1998 13:56  
  
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 13:56:27 -0500 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Brian McGinn" <bmcginn[at]clark.net> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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Paddy,

In response to your query about the point of this and related projects:
tourism and jobs.

After its Atlantic crossing, the Dunbrody will be moored near New Ross as a
sort of floating museum, housing 'educational exhibits' on migration and a
computer database of all recorded Irish emigrants from 1845 onwards. For
more on this, go to http://www.dunbrody.com

Another three-masted barque from the Famine era , the Jeanie Johnston, is
simultaneously under (re)construction at Tralee. Plans sound almost
identical: after maiden voyage to North America, moored as a tourist
attraction with emigrant data base housed nearby.

Meanwhile, on the Moy in Mayo, the Foxford Admiral Brown Society have plans
to build a replica of Brown's flagship of the Argentine fleet, the 500-ton
Hercules. Initial plans called for a full-scale replica containing exhibits
and English language-training facilities for South American visitors.

Perhaps an unintended result of this shipbuilding will be a revival of
Ireland's maritime tradition?

Brian McGinn
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9 December 1998 12:19  
  
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 12:19:13 +0000 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: Mary.Doran[at]mail.bl.uk (Mary Doran) Subject: Ir-D Celtic Cultures Conference MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Message-ID: <1312884591.a7fdC62093.5704[at]bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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Dear All:
For information.
Best wishes,
Mary Doran, Modern Irish Collections, The British Library,
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.



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Subject: Celtic Cultures Conference
Author: "Suibhne Geilt" at Internet
Date: 21/10/98 15:05


Celtic Cultures:
an interdisciplinary conference

Beltaine 1999
30th April - 1st May
Department of Music
University of Leeds, Yorkshire
England LS2 9JT

Keynote Speakers:
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Peter Berresford Ellis, "The Way of the White Cow"
Miranda Aldhouse-Green, "Goddesses in Celtic Iconography: Meaning &
Metaphor"
***************************************

Conference Websites from:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/CMJ/Conf/celtics.html
- - now includes information on registration, accommodation, locations,
etc. Information on other speakers, etc. will be posted soon.

Proposals are invited for presentation of scholarly papers, workshops,
book stalls, musical performances, etc. The conference aims to gather
together diverse perspectives on Celtic cultures (pre / historical and
contemporary) from the following (and any other) areas: poetry, song,
story-telling, mythology, dance, paganism, christianity, ceramics,
sculpture, architecture, artefacts, revivalism, history, literature,
politics, archaeology, musicology, gender studies, theology,
linguistics, ethnography, geography, philosophy, cosmology, sociology,
fine art, etc....

If you want to participate in this conference in any way, please
contact:

Dr. Steve Sweeney-Turner,
Department of Music,
University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT, England.
tel.: +44 (0)113-236-9098
e-mail: s.sweeney-turner[at]leeds.ac.uk
or: suibhne_geilt[at]hotmail.com

Thanks for your attention.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any potentially interested
parties.




Air do slainte!

**************************************************
Dr. Steve Sweeney-Turner,
Research Fellow in Music,
Department of Music,
University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT,
England.
Tel.: 0113-236-9098
Fax: 0113-233-2586
e-mail: s.sweeney-turner[at]leeds.ac.uk
or:suibhne_geilt[at]hotmail.com
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/DeptInfo/Staff/SST/sst.html
**************************************************

Check out:

Celtic Cultures:
an interdisciplinary conference
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/CMJ/Conf/celtics.html

Visit Critical Musicology Journal at:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/CMJ/cmj.html

The New Leeds MA in Popular Musicology:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/DeptInfo/PGPros/ma_pop.html
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10 December 1998 18:19  
  
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 18:19:13 +0000 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Patrick O'Sullivan" <P.OSullivan[at]Bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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A. G. Evans. Fanatic Heart: A Life of John Boyle O'Reilly, 1844-1890.
Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1997. 258 pp. Notes and
select bibliography. AUD $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 1-875560-82-3; AUD $34.95,
ISBN 1-876268-04-2.
Reviewed by Robert E. Weir, Bay Path College.
Published by H-PCAACA (November, 1998)


John Boyle O'Reilly won fame on three continents. In his native Ireland,
he was renowned as the patriot who gave up a promising career in the
British army to join the Fenian cause. For those efforts, O'Reilly was
arrested, court-martialed, and transported to Australia. En route, his
patriotism deepened, and O'Reilly won the admiration of fellow prisoners
for his zeal, his command of Irish song, and the literary magazine he
published on the high seas.

In Australia, O'Reilly naturally gravitated towards the Irish exile
community, which helped him effect a bold escape aboard an American
whaling vessel a scant fourteen months after arriving Down Under. By the
time O'Reilly landed in Philadelphia in November, 1869, he was also a
highly-regarded poet.

In America, O'Reilly won his greatest fame. Although some viewed him as
a turncoat when he abandoned Fenianism after the abortive 1870 raid of
Canada, O'Reilly's rabid nationalism, his involvement in the Irish Land
League, and his sentimental poetry won him fame and respect. As the
editor of the influential Catholic newspaper The Boston Pilot, O'Reilly
championed Irish-American integration, black civil rights, and New
England's literary culture. His premature death in 1890, at the age of
46, was mourned by Irishmen everywhere.

Anthony Evans, a former Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter,
seeks to dramatize the life of John Boyle O'Reilly. He gives drama
aplenty, but the end result is a book destined for Irish-American coffee
tables, not the shelves of serious researchers. It's a breezy, enjoyable
read, enlivened by minutiae and trivia which gives a good sense of what
it might be like to hide on the windswept coast of Western Australia, be
aboard a ship during a storm, and dine with Longfellow, but we learn
little about O'Reilly as an historical figure, for there is little
analysis in this book.

Moreover, for a writer obsessed with small detail, Evans is remarkably
uninformed about America. He does not know, for example, that
copperheads and rattlesnakes are separate reptiles, that Wendell
Phillips was white, or that the term "Negro" has long been out of
fashion. More seriously, there is no discussion whatsoever of O'Reilly's
labor activities. He was a confidant of Terence Powderly, Frank K.
Foster, and George McNeill, and he wrote kindly of the Knights of Labor.
To many, he was better known as a labor advocate than as a poet.

Evans clearly admires his subject, but his approach is more that of a
hagiographer than a biographer. There is not even a serious assessment
of O'Reilly as a writer, beyond mild criticism of a failed novel. He is
little read today, largely because his poetry was sentimental and
mawkish in the Victorian manner. Yet, Evans handsomely illustrates his
book with photos of O'Reilly homes, haunts, and monuments. What he
utterly fails to do is convince us that we should care. This book would
make a good script of an after-school biography program for teens, but
it will fail to challenge scholars.








Citation: Robert E. Weir. "Review of A. G. Evans, Fanatic Heart: A Life
of John Boyle O'Reilly, 1844-1890," H-PCAACA, H-Net Reviews, November,
1998. URL: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=18507912551
690.




Copyright © 1998 by H-Net and the Popular Culture and the American
Culture Associations. It may be reproduced electronically for
educational or scholarly use. The Associations reserve print rights and
permissions. (Contact: P.C.Rollins at the following electronic addr


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11 December 1998 14:18  
  
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 14:18:13 +0000 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Patrick O'Sullivan" <P.OSullivan[at]Bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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Peter Atkinson, who is Robert Hewison's student at the U of Lancaster,
has emailed us to thank the Irish-Diaspora list for information and
references on Liverpool...


Peter Atkinson writes...

I would like to thank you very much for the information you have been
supplying to Robert Hewison on my behalf...

I have read some Scally already but the Belcham references and the
O'Mara references will be a great help and I appreciate your efforts.

I am looking at the area of Liverpool dramatic writing in the television
age and relations to `British' National Identity.

thanks again.

Yours

Peter Atkinson


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11 December 1998 14:19  
  
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 14:19:13 +0000 Reply-To: irish-diaspora[at]bradford.ac.uk Sender: From: "Patrick O'Sullivan" <P.OSullivan[at]Bradford.ac.uk> [IR-DLOG9812.txt]
  
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Forwarded on behalf of...

Suzanne Sinke
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4427
ssinke[at]clemson.edu




*CALL FOR PAPERS*
Migration/Immigration Network
SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION
Fort Worth, Texas, 11-14 November 1999

The Migration/Immigration Network of the SSHA is calling for paper
and panel proposals for the November 1999 SSHA convention in Fort Worth.
The network chairs prefer complete panel propsals and these tend to get
priority in placement on the program, but we will try to assemble panels or
find places in already existing panels for individual paper proposals. We
are especially interested in interdisciplinary and comparative panels with
topics covering different countries and time periods. The deadline for
submissions is 1 February 1999, but proposals which arrive early will have
a better chance for inclusion under a new program policy. The co-chairs,
Suzanne Sinke and Dorothee Schneider, encourage you to contact us by email
for preliminary discussions of your plans. Complete paper and panel
proposals can be sent directly to the SSHA web page at
. Make sure to check the migration network
box and they will be forwarded to the network chairs automatically.

Some of the suggested areas for panels the network discussed at
this year's meeting included: comparative Latino idenity among immigrant
groups in the U.S., emigration patterns, contemporary migration of
Africans, symbolic ethnicities in festive culture, teaching
migration/immigration, a roundtable on diasporas, why people leave,
government sponsorship of ethnicity in diaspora, life cycle migration
patterns, comparisons of migrants to North and South America, and the
meaning of food in migrant identity. This list should be considered
suggestive & not exhaustive.

More concrete suggestions along with the organizers to contact include:
Public opinion surveys about immigrants: Elliot Barkan
Displaced persons: Annette van Rijn
Repeat migrations: Inez Egerbladh
Asian Indian family in diaspora: Bela Thacker

We also encourage book roundtables and one on Jose Moya's "Cousins
and Strangers" is already in planning.

Preliminary discussions of topics and panels are welcome (the sooner
the better):

Suzanne Sinke Dorothee Schneider
Clemson University University of Illinois
(864) 656-4427 schndr[at]uiuc.edu
ssinke[at]clemson.edu

Suzanne Sinke
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-4427
ssinke[at]clemson.edu
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11 December 1998 14:20  
  
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Managing Editors
Journal of Women's History
jwh[at]osu.edu (e-mail)


The Journal of Wom