Irish-Australian Conference Series 1980-2007

Irish-Australian Conference Series and Conference Proceedings

The first Irish-Australian conference was held in Canberra in 1981 and papers from it were published in 1983 in a collection edited by Oliver MacDonagh, W.F. Mandle and Pauric Travers. Since then there has been a further 15 conferences held approximately biennially. A selection of papers from the conferences have been published in the Irish-Australian Conference Proceedings series and in the Australian Journal of Irish Studies (now the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies).

Dr Val Noone has written two important bibliographic essays on this and related conference series and the publications resulting from them. These two essays are available for download here.



The proceedings that have appeared and are analysed by Dr Noone are:

Oliver MacDonagh, W. F. Mandle and Pauric Travers (eds), Irish Culture

and Nationalism 1750-1950, London, Macmillan, 1983.

Colm Kiernan (ed.), Australia and Ireland, 1788-1988: Bicentenary essays,

Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 1986.

Oliver MacDonagh and W. F. Mandle (eds), Ireland and Irish-Australia:

Studies in cultural and political history, London, Croom Helm, 1986.

John O’Brien and Pauric Travers, The Irish Emigrant Experience in Australia,

Dublin, Poolbeg, 1991.

Seamus Grimes and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (eds), The Irish-Australian

Connection: An Caidreamh Gael-Astrálach, Dublin, Irish Academic Press,


Oliver MacDonagh and W. F. Mandle (eds), Irish-Australian Studies: Papers

delivered at the Fifth Irish-Australian Conference, Canberra, Australian

National University, 1989.

Philip Bull, Chris McConville and Noel McLachlan (eds), Irish-Australian

Studies: Papers delivered at the Sixth Irish-Australian Conference, July 1990,

Melbourne, La Trobe University, 1991.

Rebecca Pelan, assisted by Mark Finnane and Noel Quirke (eds), Irish-

Australian Studies: Papers delivered at the Seventh Irish-Australian Conference,

July 1993, Sydney, Crossing Press, 1994.

Richard Davis, Jennifer Livett, Anne-Maree Whitaker and Peter Moore

(eds), Irish-Australian Studies: Papers delivered at the Eighth Irish-Australian

Conference, Hobart July 1995, Sydney, Crossing Press, 1996.

Tadhg Foley and Fiona Bateman (eds), Irish-Australian Studies: papers delivered

at the Ninth Irish-Australian Conference, Galway, April 1997, Sydney,

Crossing Press, 2000.

Philip Bull, Frances Devlin Glass and Helen Doyle (eds), Ireland and Australia

1798-1998: Studies in Culture, Identity and Migration, Sydney, Crossing

Press, 2000.

Louis de Paor, Maureen O’Connor and Bob Reece (eds), Remembered Nations,

Imagined Republics: Proceedings of the Twelfth Irish Australian Conference,

Perth, Centre for Irish Studies, 2004. This was published as Australian

Journal of Irish Studies, vol 4, special issue.

Geary, Laurence, and McCarthy, Andrew (eds), Ireland, Australia and New

Zealand: History, Politics and Culture, Dublin, Irish Academic Press,