Ulster-American Heritage Symposium 2022
The 23rd meeting of the Ulster-American Symposium will for the second time in its history be hosted by the Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University located in the Appalachian Highlands of Johnson City, Tennessee June 19th-22nd. The purpose of the symposium is to encourage scholarly study and public awareness of the historical connections between Ulster and North America including what is commonly called the Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots heritage.
The Symposium is co-sponsored by The Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, located at the Ulster- American Folk Park in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
The 2022 symposium theme, "Transatlantic Transition: Environment and Society", offers an opportunity to reflect on the two- way diasporic relationship operating across the Atlantic. With the overarching theme of "Migration", the symposium offers an opportunity to learn from each other by looking at both the past and the present.
REGISTRATION FEES: $120 in-person; $60 virtual
SCHEDULE: Link to Schedule
Accommodations are available at ETSU's Governor's Hall on the ETSU Campus for $38 per night (Dorm room with a private bathroom) Call (423) 439- 7995 to reserve a room.
Accommodations are also available at The Carnegie Hotel, directly across the road from ETSU, a covered skyway provides direct access to campus, $139.00 per night. Reference ETSU Ulster American Heritage Symposium. Phone (423) 979- 6400, Website: https://www.carnegiehotel.com/
Accommodations are also available at the Hampton Inn by Marriott, close to ETSU, $129 per night & includes breakfast. Reference ETSU Ulster American Heritage Symposium. Phone (423) 929- 8000, Website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/trijchx-hampton-johnson-city/ Reservations for the Hampton Inn will need to be made by May 23rd, 2022 to receive the discounted conference rate.
Landscape Photos courtesy of Ben Bateson Photography