BAIS Online Events Programme 2020

BAIS Online Events Programme 2020

15 October, 19 November & 17 December, 2020. The British Association for Irish Studies have scheduled online talks on 15 October: Race, Representation & Resistance in Contemporary Irish Writing & Culture'. Also 19 November: Becoming Irish? Brexit, Identity & Citizenship. And 17 December: A celebration of Irish Studies in Britain.

MISS Online: Women and the shaping of Modern Ireland

MISS Online: Women and the shaping of Modern Ireland

13 October, 2020. The intention of this paper is to track the use of commemorations, which have played a pivotal role in Ireland as a way of re-evaluating the ideals and objectives of those who fought for an independent county. A central focus is to examine commemorations at various stages so that we can follow the changing position of women in Ireland and gain insight as to how women’s contributions to the shaping of modern Ireland were in effect written out of Irish history books, until recently.

MISS Online: Early Irish Buddhists in Melbourne

MISS Online: Early Irish Buddhists in Melbourne

1 September, 2020. Thousands of fragments of information, loose ends, straight fabrications and apparent contradictions have provided a research window into hitherto unsuspected Buddhist links between Ireland and Australia (and many other places) around the turn of the twentieth century. The careers of Dhammaloka and Charles Pfoundes, two of the most significant international Buddhist pioneers of their time, entirely lost to history until now, will be discussed.

ISAANZ 25 Postponed, MISS Goes Online

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 the ISAANZ 25 has been postponed until the middle of 2021. The Organising Committee looks forward to the opening of trans-Tasman travel and welcoming ISAANZ members to Auckland next year. Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar (MISS) will be resuming via Zoom in August. Check back for details.

Membership and journal subscriptions due

AJIS Volume 20 will be posted to all current subscribers in August. Membership renewals are also due for the 2020-21 financial year. Membership for waged individuals is $20; and is free for postgraduate students, casual academics, pensioners and also those experiencing financial hardship at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

O’Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies

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.

25th ISAANZ CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED. CALL FOR PAPERS

25th ISAANZ CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED. CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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 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).

BAIS Virtual Conference – May 2020

BAIS Virtual Conference – May 2020

During the month of May, BAIS will facilitate an online month-long Irish Studies ‘Conference’ on Twitter. We welcome speakers from anywhere in the world, at any stage of their careers, on any topic as long as it is related to Ireland or the Irish diaspora.