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International Conference Celebrating 50 Years of Ulster University

New Historical, Archaeological and Literary Interpretations

9.00am - Networking, tea and coffee on arrival

9.30am - Welcome and introduction - Professor Alastair Adair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ulster University, Mr. Miguel Ángel Vecino Quintana, Consul General of Spain, Dr Bob Curran, Chair of NCAC

10:00am - Keynote Address - Hiram Morgan (University College Cork) - The Legacy of the Spanish Armada in Ireland Reassessed

11:00am - Tea/coffee break

11.15am - Panel I - Logistical Organisation and Military Operations of The Spanish Armada

Chair: Kevin De Ornellas (Ulster University) ,  Colin Martin (University of St. Andrews), Soldiers: The Armada’s Hidden Strength Giovanni Muto (Federico II, University of Naples), From Lepanto to Gravelinghen: The Participation of the Neapolitan Fleet to the Naval Battles of the Spanish Empire

12.40pm - Lunch: hot fork buffet

1.45pm - Panel II - Inter-Cultural Encounters and Interpretations of the “Other”

Chair: Eamonn O Ciardha (Ulster University), Francis Kelly (University College Cork),A Captain of Castile at O’Kane’s Court: Francisco de Cuéllar’s Ulster Odyssey,  Kevin De Ornellas (Ulster University), Our wives and virgins defiled, our infants tost on pikes, and our goods the greedie Spaniardes spoyle”: Hispanophobia in English Culture, 1553-1604

3.00pm - Tea/coffee break

3.15pm - Panel III: Discovery and Conservation of the Armada Shipwrecks

Chair: Wes Forsythe (Ulster University), Paula Martin (Independent Scholar), Ships full of Treasure?,  Fionnbarr Moore (National Monuments Service, Ireland), Recent investigations by the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Monuments Service at the wreck site of La Juliana, a ship of the Levant Squadron, which sank at Streedagh, Co. Sligo on September 21st 1588

4.45pm - Cultural Events 

Riverside Youth Theatre Gold    Eddie O'Gorman, Reading of Excerpts from De Cuellar Diary

6:00 pm - End of event

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Friday 5 April


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