ISAANZ 25 – Ireland: History, Memory and Myth.

The Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (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.

A century after the Irish Revolution, in the midst of the Decade of Commemorations, acts of remembering and mythologising the past figure significantly in the individual and collective lives of the Irish at home and abroad (not least in Australia and New Zealand). We welcome proposals for papers or panels exploring this theme, or which otherwise investigate topics in Irish history, literature, language, archaeology, politics, sociology, cultural studies or performing arts.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Auckland and the Irish Embassy in New Zealand. It will be held at the University’s city campus, a short distance from the centre of Auckland City. Proposals for papers or panels, including a title and an abstract of no more than 150 words, should be submitted to the addresses below.

Once the website is established this post will be updated with a link. The closing date for abstracts is 31 August 2020. Further details of the conference including registration and accommodation information, keynote speakers and social activities will be available and updated on the ISAANZ website.

Inquiries relating to the conference should be addressed to Associate Professor Malcolm Campbell (mc.campbell@auckland.ac.nz) or to Dr Rina Kim (rina.kim@auckland.ac.nz).