The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

22nd Annual Ulster American Heritage Symposium

Start Date and Time:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:30AM

End Date and Time:

Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:00PM


KEYNOTE ADDRESSES: Professor William Jenkins (York University), Professor Christine Kinealy (Quinnipac University), Professor William Smyth (President Emeritus, Maynooth, Ireland)


The 22nd meeting of the Ulster American Symposium will be held for the first time in Canada, at the University of Toronto, 13-15 June 2018.

Since 1976 the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium has met every two years, alternating between co-sponsoring universities and museums in Ulster and North America. Its purpose is to encourage scholarly study and public awareness of the historical connections between Ulster and North America including what is commonly called the Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots heritage.


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Download a copy of the tentative schedule (as of June 6, 2018):


Full fee: $160 CDN (all three days and events)
Discounted presenters fee: $120 CDN
Optional Bus Tour (Friday June 15th): $50 CDN

Day Fees:
June 13 only: $40
June 14 only: $85
June 15 only: $40



Accommodations are available at St. Michael's College, at $66 CDN per night. Please email (reference the Ulster American Heritage Symposium for the preferred rate).

Accommodations are also available at University of Toronto's Chestnut Residence, at $149 CDN per night, and includes a hot buffet breakfast. Please email or call (416) 977-0707 ext. 0 (reference the Ulster American Heritage Symposium for the preferred rate). The Chestnut Residence is located a 15-minute walk from the conference site. 



  • Department of History
  • St. Michael's College

Contact Information

Professor Mark G. McGowan, Department of History, University of Toronto

Ulster-American Heritage Symposium


Carr Hall 405, St. Michael's College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S1J4 view full map


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