Past Features

July 11, 2005 (Vol. 1, No. 10)

Historian Sheds Light on Irish Emigration to Argentina

Edmundo Murray
Edmundo Murray
Argentinean historian Edmundo Murray will deliver a talk on nineteenth-century Irish emigration to Argentina on Wednesday, September 7, at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. Presented by the CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies, the talk is free and open to the campus community, as well as the public.

Entitled "The Irish Road to South America: Nineteenth-Century Travel Patterns from Ireland to the River Plate," the talk will focus on the emigrants' preparations for the journey and the material details of the voyage. This migration, along with those to Quebec and Mexican Texas, produced the only Irish settlements in non English-speaking territories.

While a growing number of studies are focusing on the demographic, historical and cultural aspects of this migration, none of these look at the material details of the voyage.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Professor Murray has published articles, poems, essays and stories in a variety of magazines published in Argentina, Spain, Ireland, Mexico and Switzerland.