Monday, July 11, 2011

Irish in North America Conference -- Call for Papers

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) at the University of Ottawa will be hosting an international conference 27-28 October 2011 under the title 'An Fiche Bliain at√° Romhainn: Taighde agus Teagasc na Gaeilge i Meirice√° Thuaidh'. 'The primary aim of this conference', according to the press release, 'is to explore a long-term vision for the Irish language in North America, one that aligns with and supports the 20-Year Strategy [for promoting the Irish language] approved by the Irish government last year.' Short papers, limited to 15 minutes, are invited on any aspect of this topic. Proposals are due to conference organizers by 31 July 2011.