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Yearbook 1999/2000

2nd Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies 1999/2000

Editors: Gisela Holfter, Joachim Lerchenmueller, Eddie Moxon-Browne
WVT - Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2000. ISBN 3-88476-408-X

In September 1999 the 2nd Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies “Ireland and Germany – 50 years on” was organised by the Centre for Irish-German Studies and the Centre for European Studies in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Reflecting the partnership between the two Centres, the editorial board of this issue includes Prof. Eddie Moxon-Browne, Director of the Centre for European Studies.

A significant part of this Yearbook is devoted to a selection of the excellent papers presented at the conference. The title of the conference marked the semi-centenary of historical events in the two countries’ respective histories – in 1949, Ireland was officially declared a Republic, and in Germany the ‘Grund­gesetz’ came into effect and established the Federal Republic of Germany. Over the three days of the conference, scholars in the fields of Education, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, History and Cultural Studies from Ireland, Germany, Britain and the United States addressed a large audience. Further details of the conference can be found in the conference report at the start of Part I.

Another major aspect of this Yearbook is the feature on Irish-Austrian relations (Part III). A variety of contributions is to be found under the header “Personal Encounters” (Part II). Many institutions working in the field of Irish-German relations have contributed annual reports on their activities (Part IV).

Part I Articles:

  • Conference Report
  • Welcoming Address of the German Academic Exchange Service
  • A Greeting from the President of the University of Limerick
  • Opening Address of the Chancellor of the University of Limerick
  • Multiculturalism in Germany - Adil Oyan
  • Der 'Keltische Tiger' - ein irisches Wirtschaftswunder? - Werner Abelshauser
  • Remarks on the German Constitution (Grundgesetz) 1949-1999 - Thomas Oppermann
  • Making Professors - Emer O'Sullivan/Dietmar Rösler
  • Latest Developments in German Higher Education - Josef Lange
  • Das Goethe-Institut im 21. Jahrhundert - Reinhard Schmidt-Supprian
  • The Future of Irish-German Cultural Relations - Patricia Conlan

Part II Personal Encounters

  • Irische Künstlerinnen und Künstler in Berlin - Jürgen Schneider
  • Die 'Verschwundenen' Nordirlands - Ralf Sotschek
  • Die Geschichte von St. Patrick (Maewyn Succat) - Frank McLynn
  • Frankfurter Buchmesse. Wanderausstellung in Irland 1999 - Mechthild Bartel
  • Meisterkurse für Holz- und Blechblasinstrumente und Harfe - Ursula Breidenbach
  • Besuch in Hilden - Konrad Sarge
  • 20 Jahre Pflege deutsch-irischer Beziehungen. (DIG Düsseldorf) - Konrad Sarge
  • Deutsche Immigranten im ländlichen Irland - ein Forschungsbericht - Lars Kabel

Part III Feature Österreich

  • Irische Meeresluft in Salzburg - Marieke Krajenbrink
  • 'Wildgänse' in Österreich - Diether Schlinke
  • The Austrian Embassy's Year 1999
  • Veranstaltungen der Österreichisch-Irischen Gesellschaft 1999/2000
  • The Irish-Austrian Society

Part IV The year’s work in Irish-German relations:
A. The Centre for Irish-German Studies - Joachim Fischer, Gisela Holfter

B. Organisations and Other Bodies
- The German Embassy's Year 1999 - Goethe-Institut Dublin 1999 - Irische Fremdenverkehrszentrale, Frankfurt/Main - Deutsch-irische Parlamentariergruppe - Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft Würzburg e.V. - Deutsch-Irischer-Freundeskreis Bayern e.V. - Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft e.V. - irland journal / Netzwerk Irland / Die "Heinrich Böll Academy Ireland" - Die Lutherische Kirche in Irland im Jahre 1999 - St. Kilian's Deutsche Schule Dublin - Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland