Most people that hear about the Irish Disapora in South and Middle Amercia wonder “Why did they go there? How and when did they travel? What was their reputation? What are the present-day connections between the Latin American Irish and Ireland?”
In this talk, Edmundo Murray will illustrate the arrival, settlement and integration patterns of various Irish immigrant groups in Latin America and their relation with Ireland since the European conquest to present times.
Edmundo Murray was born in Argentina in a family with roots in Colombia, Switzerland and Ireland. He studied in Argentina, the U.S. and Switzerland, and got his PhD in Literature from University of Zurich with his thesis “Ireland and Latin America: a Cultural History” (2010).
Admission is free, but booking via the website below is required.