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The Irish Argentine Historical Society is now
the Society for Irish Latin American Studies

There is a growing number of studies about the Irish in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Brazil, and other Latin American countries and territories. There is also interest in the Atlantic relations of the region with North America, Africa and Europe, and in present-day Latin American emigrants to Ireland.


Annual General Meeting, 24 July 2005
(left to right) David Barnwell, Nancy Connolly, Ruth Illingworth, Claire Healy, Graham Davis and Sharon Newman.

During the Annual General Meeting held in Maynooth on 24 June 2005, Members adopted the decision to change the Society's name. The need to adapt our foundational documents and scope of study was evaluated in order to reflect the broader interests of our Members.


National University of Ireland at Maynooth

Consequently, a new name was selected: Society for Irish Latin American Studies, and the following sections of the Constitution were changed accordingly.

CONSTITUTION
of the

SOCIETY FOR IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

1 July 2003
Amended on 24 June 2005

Article 1. Name, Authority, and Conditions of Operation

The Society shall be called THE SOCIETY FOR IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES.

Article 2. Aims

(a)    The Society's Scope of Study is the migration of people from Ireland to Latin America, their settlement, lives, and achievements, as well as those of their descendants, together with contemporary presence of Ireland and people of Irish ancestry in the life and culture of Latin America, and the presence of Latin Americans in Ireland.

(b)   The Society is organised exclusively for research, scientific and educational purposes within the Scope of Study, more specifically to collect, preserve and make public of the scattered, decaying and hidden treasure of Irish Latin American historical material that lies about in old family archives, and half forgotten official records, as well as in old pamphlets and periodicals which have not found their way into the public libraries, but still exist in out-of-the-way places.

Article 11. Definitions

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"Scope of Study" The migration of people from Ireland to Latin America, their settlement, lives, and achievements, as well as those of their descendants, together with contemporary presence of Ireland and people of Irish ancestry in the life and culture of Latin America, and the presence of Latin Americans in Ireland.


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The Society for Irish Latin American Studies, 2005

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