CFP: New Perspectives on Conflict and Ireland in the 19c.

Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland

24 – 25 June 2022, In-Person, University College Dublin

Conflict is a well-trod theme in the study of nineteenth-century Ireland and ‘the Irish’. While this is especially true in the more traditional areas of politics, religion, and the military, conflict was equally manifest in every arena of Irish people’s life, both in Ireland and abroad, including in areas such as gender, class, culture, and identity in domestic or personal spaces, institutional life, education, and medicine. Wishing to bring together and promote new perspectives in nineteenth-century Irish studies, this conference invites papers from researchers based around the world and in all disciplines that engage with the manifestations, representations, and history of conflict, as well as the debates around the same, relative to Ireland and Irish people in the nineteenth century. It especially seeks contributions from the fields of archaeology, geography, law, literature, language, theatre, history, and material and visual culture, as well as contributions that take interdisciplinary approaches.

Within each of these areas, the conference encourages, where possible, engagement with or consideration of international and transnational aspects. With a massive and widely distributed diaspora, especially after 1845, coupled with an increasingly educated population and ever-growing newspaper and periodical industry in Ireland, ‘Irish’ people, both born in Ireland and not, became equally engaged with conflict in spheres beyond the Irish landmass from Italy to the United States. This could on occasion even impact society back in Ireland.

The 2022 SSNCI Conferences offers a unique opportunity to explore conflict as a critical lens and to bring together not just researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and international and transnational perspectives. Papers are invited from researchers based around the world and in all disciplines that engage with the history of conflict relative to Ireland and Irish people in the nineteenth century.