Symposium theme: Sustainability in Irish Culture
October 7-8th the Princess Grace Irish Library in collaboration with the Kelly House (Philadelphia) and the Villanova University Center for Irish Studies will host the symposium, 'Sustainability in Irish Culture - communication of sustainability through literature and culture'. Invited are scholars, writers, and artists from Ireland and the diaspora to present and discuss priorities and strategies to address sustainability and climate change. Dr Lennon's talk to Friends of the Library on the Monday following the symposium will provide us with insight on the research undertaken and the conclusions from the participants.
Please note: The weekend symposiuim is closed to the public.
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will also provide framing goals for the symposium's discussions, which will both share strategies and offer critiques of existing policies, ideas, and practices across academic, media, and cultural organizations. The meeting will also involve a discussion of a new national policy framework being planned by the Irish Government’s Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media on “culture, creativity and climate action.” The overall goal of the symposium is to discuss how to encourage a sustainable future through Irish culture. Symposium participants will submit work in early 2025 for a publication of the symposium’s findings.
This will be an in-person event at the Princess Grace Irish Library. We hope to also stream it live so that academics around the world can listen in - if this is not possible we will for sure record it for later.
More details to follow shortly.
The Princess Grace Irish Library is delighted to collaborate on our second symposium with the prestigious Villanova University Center for Irish Studies (Philadelphia), a leader for four decades in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship on Ireland in a global framework.
The weekend symposiuim is closed to the public. However, on Monday evening 9th October 2023, Dr Joseph Lennon, Director of the symposium will deliver a lecture for Friends of the Library and interested academics around the world. He will present a summary of the scope, subjects and presentations of the symposium, which offers an opportunity to discuss priorities and strategies to address sustainability and climate change and the influence of Irish literature and culture on the narrative.