Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand

Welcome to the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand

The Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand encourages and supports the study of Ireland and of the Irish Diaspora in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among its members.

Information is circulated through regular newsletters to members and through the Australasian Irish Studies Conferences.


ISAANZ announces its annual Postgraduate Essay Prize.

This is an annual prize awarded for the best essay in Irish Studies by a postgraduate student enrolled at a tertiary institution. The topic can be on any aspect of Irish studies (including the Irish diaspora).

Length: 6-8,000 words with endnotes in the AJIS style (guide available at

Due Date: 23 August 2013.

The successful essay...

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Members of the ISAANZ receive the following benefits:

  • An annual volume of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies
  • Generous member discounts on back issues of AJIS and selected ISAANZ publications
  • Regular newsletters
  • Priority registration for Australasian Irish Studies...

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  • Mon 28 April 2014:

    Tom Arnold "The Irish Constitutional Convention 2012-14: Origin, Operation and Outcome'" UNSW Global Irish Studies Talk.

  • Tue 29 April 2014:

    DR MADELINE SHANAHAN (University College Dublin) ‘Wright by her own hande’: manuscript recipe books as sources for the study of culinary and social change in Restoration and Georgian Ireland

  • Thu 1 May 2014:

    Call for papers 34th Harvard Annual Celtic Colloquium

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