A series of three major academic conferences to mark the 400th anniversary of the Ulster Plantation. The importance of this event to the shared histories of Ireland, Britain and the British imperial world would be difficult to overstate. It copper-fastened the English and British conquest of Ireland, and dramatically transformed Irelandís physical, demographic, socio-economic, political, military and cultural landscape. In effect, the plantation became England, Britain's and the City of London's first successful attempt at plantation and the latter's vigorous attempts to protect this investment would have enormous implication for the collapse of the Tripartite Stuart monarchy in the 1640s. Furthermore, it provided a successful template for British conquest, plantation and imperialism in the Americas, the Caribbean and the Indian sub-continent. Finally, its historical, political, cultural, environmental and visual effects have impact on the two cities and islands until the present day.
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