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About Ulster Vernacularities

The Ulster Vernacularities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives symposium is being held at Ulster University, Belfast Campus, on the 6th and 7th of June 2024.  The theme of the symposium will examine people, placemaking, and identity by presenting research being carried out across various disciplines.  The word ‘vernacularitieshas been chosen as an inclusive term to embrace research across cultures and heritage which are rooted in Ulster.

The symposium will showcase research currently being carried out by postgraduates and early career researchers.  It is intended that this will be both a platform for research to be disseminated, and a forum for museum, arts, and broadcasting representatives to find prospective collaboration and partnership opportunities.

The interdisciplinary symposium will feature traditional academical presentations as well as examples of creative practice and performance.  Keynote speakers with experience in journalism, broadcasting, and facilitating researchers and practitioners in museums will provide a framework for the days’ events.

Day 1

The keynote speakers on day one are representatives from journalism and the local museum sector and will examine vernacular literature, and address ways in which researchers can collaborate to create audiences in these sectors.

Day 1 Evening Event

There will be an evening event on day one at Academy Restaurant. This event showcases performances and readings reflecting the diverse linguistic landscape of Ulster.

Day 2

Day two features speakers with experience working in the broadcasting industry.  Day two will also include an activity providing space for researchers and interested representatives to pitch ideas and discuss opportunities.

Each day, and the evening event must be booked separately via the Eventbrite  pages. 

For further information on keynote speakers and the schedule of events please visit the conference website.

The Symposium is made possible thanks to the AHRC Impact Acceleration Fund and Northern Bridge Consortium funding.

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Thursday 6 June to Friday 7 June