CFP: Australasian Irish Studies Conference, 19 November – 2 December 2016

22nd Australasian Irish Studies Conference: 19 November – 2 December 2016
“Change, Commemoration, Community”
Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia

About the Conference

Welcome to the 22nd Australasian Irish Studies conference, which is titled “Change, Commemoration and Community.” Under the umbrella of Change we envisage subthemes of creativity, rebirth, revolution, renewal, new departures, innovation and economics. Commemoration encompasses all the significant events in Ireland’s political, social and economic life and is particularly significant in 2016 when there is a spotlight on commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising; equally important are the events of the Great War. Community may include the diaspora, Irish language, religion, volunteerism, immigration, emigration, sport, cultural studies, literature, writing, music, dance and drama.

The conference is run under the auspices of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. It is sponsored by Flinders University and proceedings will take place at the university’s flagship city premises in Victoria Square, Adelaide, a superb central location with modern facilities.

Following a community and Irish language focus during the day and an ISAANZ planning session, the official conference program will commence at 6pm on Tuesday 29 November 2016 with a wine and cheese reception. Guests, including non-presenters, will be invited to participate in the Comhrá (Conversation), a very informal research round-up designed to give all attendees a brief insight into the wide scope of Irish Studies research currently being undertaken. Conference registration will open prior to this event, at 5pm.

Presentation of conference papers will take place between Wednesday 30 November and Friday 2 December. A conference dinner is planned for the evening of Thursday 1 December.

Call for Papers

We invite papers for the 22nd Australasian Irish Studies conference with the themes of:

  • Change e.g. creativity, rebirth, revolution, renewal, new departures, innovation and economics
  • Commemoration e.g. all the significant events in Ireland’s political, social and economic life including the 1916 Easter Rising and the events of the Great War
  • Community e.g. the diaspora, Irish language, religion, volunteerism, immigration, emigration, sport, cultural studies, literature, writing, music, dance and drama

Papers can address one or more of these themes but those which do not will certainly be considered.

Abstracts up to 200 words in length should be emailed to Dr Dymphna Lonergan at dymphna.lonergan@flinders.edu.au

Please also provide your full name, contact details and any affiliated institution. The closing date for acceptance of abstracts is 20 May 2016.

For more information, please contact a member of the conference organising committee: