Welcome to ISAANZ

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 ISAANZ conferences.

The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies is the flagship journal of ISAANZ. The current issue (Volume 20) is now available.


  • 2020-21 Membership and AJIS subscription renewals due
    AJIS Volume 20 will be posted to all current subscribers at the end of July. Membership renewals are also due for the 2020-21 financial year. If you haven’t renewed your membership and AJIS subscription please consider doing so. Membership for waged individuals is $20; and is free for postgraduate students, […]
  • O’Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies
    Applications for the O’Donnell Fellowship are currently open for 2021 and will close Friday 31 July 2020. The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and international travel restrictions may result in the dates of the Fellowship changing for 2021 which is beyond our control. it is a fluid situation and we are willing to postpone the dates of the Fellowship as agreeable to both parties.
    ISAANZ 25 – Ireland: History, Memory and Myth. ISAANZ and the Organising Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 25th ISAANZ Conference, to be held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, from Wednesday 2 December to Friday 4 December 2020.
  • Ulysses in Plaguetime – Online, 16 June 2020
    How do you celebrate James Joyce’s great modernist novel Ulysses in a time of plague? This year we are creating 18 short films, one for each of the book’s episodes, and streaming them on Facebook. Directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean (founder of Melbourne Shakespeare Company), with an Australian and international cast, the virtual festival will be narrated by Max Gillies and will run from 8am until late on 16 June 2020.
  • Launch recordings: Irish Literature in Transition
    Launch of the Cambridge University Press six-volume essay series Irish Literature in Transition, a new and dynamic account of Ireland’s literary history over 300 years. This event featured introductory remarks from Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD) and Professor Patricia Coughlan (UCC), followed by a panel discussion with the individual volume editors, chaired by Professor Chris Morash (TCD).


ISAANZ members receive the following benefits:

  • Annual volume of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies (optional subscription)
  • Generous member discounts on back issues of AJIS and selected ISAANZ publications
  • Regular newsletters
  • Priority registration and discounts for ISAANZ Conferences
  • Information about Irish Studies events throughout Australasia


ISAANZ, c/o College of the Arts,
Victoria University
PO Box 14428
Melbourne, Victoria 8001