Unions, Break-ups and Special Relationships – Aspects of the Irish-German-UK Relationships - Foundation Office United Kingdom and Ireland
The conference will focus on three aspects:
Part I Academia and Languages: British-German Relations and British Studies in Germany/German Studies in the UK as well as Irish-German relations and German Studies in Ireland and Irish Studies in Germany
A discussion of the initial impact and ongoing repercussions of Brexit for British-German Relations and British Studies in Germany/German Studies in the UK as well as Irish-German relations and German Studies in Ireland and Irish Studies in Germany.
Part II Different Experiences of Coming Together, Dividing and Sharing
With the benefit of hindsight reflecting on German unification from a cultural, political, legal and economic perspective. Focussing on reunification itself, this part will ask what lessons can be learned from the German experience? Aspects that have been of particular relevance in Germany included the question of whether accession or unification was/would have been the best course of action. Keeping in mind the vastly different situation in Ireland North and South, are there aspects that could of interest in the ‘Shared Ireland, Shared Island’ discussions?
Part III Europe and the European Union in Ireland North and South after Brexit
Engagement with Europe and the European Union in Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit. This part will analyse the situation north and south of the Irish border vis-a-vis the EU and the European context of economic, legal, policy and cultural questions.
The full conference programme with the list of speakers can be viewed at the programme link on this page.