21st Australasian Irish Studies Conference

Thursday 18th of June 2015 9:00am — Saturday 20th of June 2015 5:00pm

Ireland’s Others: Diversity in History and Culture

21st Australasian Irish Studies Conference

Maynooth University

18–20 June 2015




The 21st Australasian Irish Studies conference will be held at Maynooth University from 18 to 20 June this year. The conference series was initiated in 1980 by the distinguished Irish historian Oliver MacDonagh. This conference 35 years after the first one promises to honour a tradition that is multi-disciplinary, rotating between Ireland and the antipodes, and showcasing recent research and writing on Ireland itself, on the Irish in Australia and New Zealand and on the Irish diaspora generally. So far there are over fifty papers and lectures proposed, covering history, literature, contemporary politics and migration studies. Keynote lectures will be given by distinguished scholars including Guy Beiner from Israel and the Irish scholars Margaret Kelleher and Terence Dooley. The strong international character of the conference is ensured as a result of proposals from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain, the United States, Spain, Belgium, Serbia, Italy and Korea. While the formal deadline for submission of proposals has passed the convenors are willing to consider accepting late proposals that reach us before the end of March, subject to being able to slot them into the evolving programme. These should be sent to Philip Bull at P.J.Bull@latrobe.edu.au or enquiries made to any of the three convenors.


Registrants for the conference who are not contributing papers will find it a rich and rewarding insight into the contemporary state of research and writing on diverse areas of Irish history, literature and culture. The conference website will shortly provide further information about registration, accommodation and the conference programme.


The Conference Convenors are:

Philip Bull (Department of History, La Trobe University, Melbourne and CSHIHE, Maynooth) P.J.Bull@latrobe.edu.au

Oona Frawley (Department of English, National University of Ireland, Maynooth) Oona.Frawley@nuim.ie

Pauric Travers (Department of History, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra) Pauric.Travers@spd.dcu.ie


Further particulars will be available in due course at https://isaanzmaynooth2015.wordpress.com or at http://isaanz.org/conference/