Historic Irish Houses

Historic Irish Houses

24 March - 19 May 2022. Burning the Big House. The theme of this lecture series fills a gap in the historiographical debate, by focusing on the experiences of the Irish landed gentry and aristocracy during the revolutionary period 1920- 23, as seen through the prism of the burning of their Big Houses. 9 - 11 May 2022. 20th Annual Historic Houses International Conference (Hybrid). Exploring the Mental World of the Country House.

CFP: Catching Joyce

CFP: Catching Joyce

15 - 16 June 2022. We invite participants to reflect on the theme of ‘catching’ Joyce from any perspective. James Joyce has sometimes been caught – in the sense of confined – by a specialist Joyce industry. We are keen that this conference is inclusive and liberating in all senses, and we welcome those who don’t regard themselves as Joyceans. Traditional 15-20 minutes presentations are welcome. So too roundtables, seminars or themed group presentations amounting to 15-20 minutes per participant. Please abstracts by 1 April 2022.

MISS: An Irish Family in Trinidad

MISS: An Irish Family in Trinidad

10 May 2022. Ulsterman John Black left Belfast after the Seven Years War to establish a Caribbean node in his family’s Atlantic network. He became enmeshed in transatlantic slavery in Grenada and Trinidad as a slave trader, planter and colonial administrator. His daughter Adele was born in Spanish Trinidad and spent most of her childhood in Belfast, before returning to the Caribbean to raise a family with her Irish husband. Both yearned for a return to Ireland but lived out their lives in Trinidad. Father and daughter illuminate the ways of being Irish in a dysfunctional, crisis-ridden slave society, with the complexities and challenges that entailed.

MISS: Ireland Questions

MISS: Ireland Questions

22 March 2022. The transnational history of the 'Ireland Question' in the imperial and ethico-political imaginary of radical and labour movements in (White) Australia during the 'Irish revolutionary period', broadly conceived, are explored in this paper by Dr. Jimmy Yan. It traces the contestation of 'Ireland' as a political signifier, with attention to its constitutive differences, transnational circuitries, utopian investments, relations of recognition and desire, and articulatory practices. Combining attention to settler-colonial difference with the discursive articulation of political forms, it situates the 'Ireland Question' firstly in relation to the political as a signifier of settler ambivalence, and secondly to politics as a social movement.

FIS Lectures: Nineteen hundred and nineteen

FIS Lectures: Nineteen hundred and nineteen

29 January 2022. Poet James Longenbach lectures on W.B. Yeats’ poem “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.” (virtual). 11 February 2022. Princeton’s Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor in Irish Letters Fintan O’Toole delivers the Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on “Open Secrets: Ulysses at 100″ (virtual)

MISS: Becoming Aussie

MISS: Becoming Aussie

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 Dec ’21

ISAANZ 25 (virtual) 6-7 Dec ’21

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

Ulysses for Everyone

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

MISS Online: Ireland 1922

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.