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Canada, Ireland, and Transatlantic Colonialism Conference
& Honouring the Indigenous Gift, 1847

May 28-30, 2024

Why You Should Attend

The CITC Conference is an international gathering of scholars who will discuss the relationship between Ireland and Canada, particularly with reference to migration, the apparatus of the British Empire, colonialism, religion, and Irish engagement with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. Admission is free, and sessions are open to the public.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs, the Ireland Funds of Canada, the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto, and the University of St. Michael’s College Offices of the President and the Principal and its Celtic Studies Program.

Keynote Speakers

The CITC Conference features distinguished speakers in Irish and Canadian history, Indigenous-Crown relations, and Irish literature and culture. They will cover themes such as settler colonialism, religious history, and new technologies.


Honouring the Indigenous Gift, 1847

St. Mike’s in Ireland

The University of St. Michael’s College has a long-standing engagement with Ireland and all things Irish. In 1979, its pioneering Celtic Studies Program began an important mission to teach Irish history, culture, literature, folklore, and language to undergraduate students. Through the program, upper-level students were also able to participate in special research courses that often took them to international conferences in Ireland and the United States. St. Michael’s also sponsors the “Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories.” Named in honour of SMC’s Irish-born and distinguished paleographer, Leonard Boyle, op, first-year students are able to study mediaeval Irish manuscripts and the historical context in which they were created. Several classes have been able to make a special trip to Ireland. In an effort to establish lasting ties with the academy in Ireland, in 2023, St. Michael’s signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maynooth University. This agreement will foster further academic cooperation, research, and exchanges between the two institutions.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for your generous support.

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