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
Consequently, a new name was
selected: Society for Irish Latin American Studies, and the
following sections of the Constitution were changed accordingly.
IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
1 July 2003
Amended on 24 June 2005
Article 1. Name, Authority, and
Conditions of Operation
shall be called THE SOCIETY FOR IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES.
Article 2. Aims
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.
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
"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.