Britta Olinder, Werner Huber (eds.) 2009
'Place and Memory in the New Ireland' was the theme of the Fifth EFACIS conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in December of 2005. The topic was related to the ongoing 'Memory Project' of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN), which has since resulted in Recovering Memory: Irish Representations of Past and Present, edited by Hedda Friberg, Irene Gilsenan Nordin, and Lene Yding Pedersen (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007). One of the five sections therein explicity deals with "Memory and Place," a nexus that seems quite natural, since these two concepts have to do with belonging and rootedness, both geographically and historically, representing two different dimensions. The question is what they mean today, in the new prosperous conditions of Ireland.