12-14 December 2023. Registration is now open for ISAANZ 26. A draft programme for the conference is available, subject to change. A final programme will be available closer to the date. Discounted registration rates are available for current financial members of ISAANZ, and special rates are also available for full-time students. Renew your membership if you've not done so already.
16 June 2023. From the recent disruptions of the pandemic to those of emigration and diaspora, Irish history and literature include both large-scale and personal divergences from anticipated futures. These disruptions have initiated transitions to new cultural, political, social, and disciplinary terrains that are often connected to Australia and New Zealand. For ISAANZ 26, the convenors welcome papers on any aspect of Ireland, Irish Australia or Irish New Zealand, or the Irish diaspora generally. In particular, we invite papers addressing the themes of disruption and transition.
A provisional programme for ISAANZ 25 conference is now available, subject to change. A final programme will be available closer to the date. The conference programme will be in two live streams. Delegates will be able to access a stream of their choice and view other papers afterwards. Papers can be delivered live or pre-recorded.
6-7 December 2021. ISAANZ 25 (virtual). Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in opening registration for the conference. As you’ll be aware, we had hoped to host a hybrid in-person/online conference and we have been carefully monitoring government announcements about the current Auckland lockdown. With regret, we have decided that in-person attendance will not be possible and that the conference will now be an online only event. We are asking delegates to pay a small conference fee of NZ$ 50 to help offset the cost of the conference organisation. ISAANZ has decided that the conference will be free to registered Early Career Researchers and postgraduate students.
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.
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.
‘The Antipodes and beyond: foregrounding Irish women’The 24th ISAANZ Conference, December 10-12, Adelaide, South Australia The Antipodes: the opposite, figuratively, geographically, metaphorically. We are interested in accounts of women and men who lived opposite lives often off the main stage, but who played their part in Irish history, literature and the sciences, especially in Australia [...]
ISAANZ 24 will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 9 – 12 December 2019. See the conference website for all the conference details. We look forward to receiving your abstract and registration. https://www.flinders.edu.au/engage/culture/whats-on/24th-australasian-irish-studies-conference.html