10 August 2021. Katie Barclay in conversation about her recent book: Men on Trial: Performing emotion, embodiment and identity in Ireland, 1800–45.
Membership renewals are due for the new financial year, July 2020 - June 2021. If you've not already renewed, I would urge you to do so. Membership for waged individuals is $20; and is free for postgraduate students, casual academics, pensioners, and those experiencing financial hardship currently due to the coronavirus pandemic.
6-8 December 2021. ISAANZ 25 Conference. University of Auckland. Our intention is that the conference explores the theme "Ireland: History, Memory and Myth". A century after the Irish Revolution, and towards the end 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.
Applications are open for the 2022 O’Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies at St Mary's Newman Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia. Information about the program and how to apply can be found on the website or by emailing Kathleen Kilmartin. The application deadline is Friday 16 July 2021. The global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and international travel restrictions may result in [...]
18 May 2021. Traditional migrant histories have emphasised the role of male ‘culture brokers’ in the shaping of migrant communities to the exclusion of influential women. This paper will argue that the priest, the politician, and the publican need to be joined by the teacher and the nun when assessing the influences on multigenerational Irish and Irish Catholic identity in Melbourne.
20 April 2021. What was the relationship between Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels (1726) and his own experience of contemporary Anglo-Irish travel? The Irish Sea made Swift into a restless and necessary traveller capable of living in the space between an imperial England and a colonised Ireland, never at home in any one place.
23rd March 2021. Join this international online book launch and discussion of a new book on women and the commemorations of the Irish revolutionary period. Women and the Decade of Commemorations, edited by Oona Frawley, highlights not only the responsibilities of Irish women, past and present, but it also privileges women's scholarship in an attempt to redress what has been a long-standing imbalance.
23 March 2021. No study has yet undertaken a detailed analysis of how the Great Irish Famine and negative stereotypes about the Irish affected the rate of their incarceration in Canadian lunatic asylums. Drawing on asylum admission records, case files, annual reports, casebooks, and administrative letters, this paper investigates how being Irish affected the medical treatment offered in Canadian colonial lunatic asylums and the gendered significance these medical determinations had on beliefs about the Irish before Canadian Confederation in 1867.