MISS: Becoming Aussie. Accent change in the Irish community

MISS: Becoming Aussie. Accent change in the Irish community

30 November 2021. Research into sociolinguistics shows accents are not fixed or static and can change throughout the lifespan. The way we speak can also shift depending on who we are speaking to, what we are speaking about, and how we position ourselves in given moments in interaction with others. These changes can be more apparent among highly mobile individuals, such as migrants, expatriates, or international students, who frequently move between cities, regions, and countries. In this seminar Dr Chloé Diskin-Holdaway will explore the role that identity and motivation can play in both the conscious and unconscious processes behind our speech production and perception.

ISAANZ 25 (virtual) 6-7 December 2021: Registration Open

ISAANZ 25 (virtual) 6-7 December 2021: Registration Open

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.

Ulysses for Everyone: A Guided Tour (2nd session)

Ulysses for Everyone: A Guided Tour (2nd session)

14 November 2021. Online via Zoom. Join Joycean expert guides Frances Devlin-Glass and Steve Carey as they present a fast-paced, fun and fascinating masterclass on this wonderfully funny, life-affirming and much-misunderstood book.

MISS Online: Ireland 1922. Independence, Partition, Civil War

MISS Online: Ireland 1922. Independence, Partition, Civil War

28 September 2021. This seminar will be about the forthcoming collection of articles, Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War, edited by Darragh Gannon and Fearghal McGarry and to be published by Royal Irish Academy. The collection examines 1922 through key incidents and different perspectives including material culture, violence, gender, politics and the diaspora. A pivotal year in Irish history, 1922 saw the ratification of the Anglo-Irish Treaty leading to the establishment of the Irish Free State, the outbreak of the Irish Civil War, and the consolidation of partition as Northern Ireland opted out of the Free State settlement.

FIS Fall 2021 Online Seminars

FIS Fall 2021 Online Seminars

Autumn/Spring 2021. The Fund for Irish Studies are running the following lectures online, free and open to the public. Full schedule and event details can be found here. Lectures begin at 4:30pm (ET), 6:30am the following day (AEST). Please note recordings will not be available after the event. 

MISS Online: The Sydney Theatre and the Irish play in the 1830s

MISS Online: The Sydney Theatre and the Irish play in the 1830s

14 September 2021. Prof. Peter Kuch on The Sydney Theatre and the Irish play in the 1830s. For the most part, Irish roles in the plays produced at the Sydney Theatre Royal throughout the 1830s are notable for their wit, whimsy, sociability and fortuitous problem solving. But as the decade progressed, a reaction set in that saw the re-emergence of the Stage Irishman. The story of the Irish on the Sydney stage throughout the 1830s is a story of Irish character roles and ‘ersatz Irish’ commercial forms. 

QUB Talks 100: The Partition of Ireland. Causes and Consequences

QUB Talks 100: The Partition of Ireland. Causes and Consequences

During 2021 Queen's University Belfast will be hosting a series of online talks to mark the 100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland. The first talk will be aired in April 2021. The series will be recorded and produced by the BBC and available via the University website and BBC platforms.

MISS Online: Women and the shaping of Irish identities in Melbourne, 1857-1920

MISS Online: Women and the shaping of Irish identities in Melbourne, 1857-1920

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.