CFP: Comhfhios Boston College: An Irish Studies Conference February 23rd, 2019

The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Center for Irish Programs, are pleased to be hosting the second annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios, meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston. This year, we will discuss the state of Irish Studies as it relates to the challenges and opportunities available to emerging scholars.

CFP_Comhfhios_Boston College (1)The conference will feature a keynote address by Patrick Griffin (Notre Dame) and will include a panel presentation as well as a pair of roundtables. We invite proposals for presentations from any Irish Studies discipline pertaining to this year’s theme, “Anois (now): Navigating the Field in 2019.” We especially encourage submissions from junior scholars, recent graduates, and current graduate students.

Topics within the theme of “Anois (now): Navigating the Field in 2019” can include but are not limited to:

  • The State of Irish Historiographic and Literary Themes And How They Fit Into Broader Trends
  • Navigating Funding: Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships
  • Working Towards Work: The Academic Job Market
  • Alt-Ac Opportunities Escaping the University: Alt-Ac Career Opportunities
  • To Digital Humanities and Beyond: New Methods For Research
  • 2019 & Academia: Neoliberalism, Brexit, #MeToo, and Climate Change
  • ACIS & Graduate Students: Traversing Networks and Conferences

Proposals for panel participation should be between 200 and 300 words and be designed for 20 minute presentations. Proposals for a roundtable should include a topic and a 100-200 word summary describing its relevance or importance to the field. Proposals should be submitted to ComhfhiosBC2019@gmail.com by January 25.