Membership and Journal Renewals Due Now for 2021-22

Membership and Journal Renewals Due Now for 2021-22

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.

ISAANZ 25 (hybrid): Call for Papers

ISAANZ 25 (hybrid): Call for Papers

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 open for 2022 O’Donnell Fellowship

Applications open for 2022 O’Donnell Fellowship

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 [...]

The Passing of Gerry Higgins

The Passing of Gerry Higgins

A remarkable figure in Victoria’s Irish-Australian community, Gerry Higgins and his family generously funded the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne. It remains the only chair of Irish Studies in the whole of Australia. Gerry’s philanthropy has enabled hundreds of students to understand better Ireland and its part in world [...]

2021 Postgraduate essay competition is open

2021 Postgraduate essay competition is open

The 2021 ISAANZ postgraduate essay competition is now open, with entries accepted from anyone enrolled in an MA or PhD between June 2020 and June 2021 at any tertiary institution. Essays on any aspect of Irish Studies will be considered, and must be submitted by 15 February 2021.

13th AGM Online, 9 December 2020

13th AGM Online, 9 December 2020

The 13th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 7:00pm ACDT (Adelaide), 7:30PM AEDT (Melbourne), 9:30PM NZDT (Wellington). Meeting agenda, minutes and annual reports can be found on the ISAANZ AGM page.

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.

2020-21 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.

Winner announced: ISAANZ / AJIS Postgraduate Prize

Ellen Orchard, of Queen’s University, Belfast is the winner of the 2020 ISAANZ / AJIS Postgraduate essay prize for her essay titled: ‘Canny womb with a view: Northern Irish poetry and the womb'. There was a high quality field of essays from Ireland, Canada, USA, UK and NZ this year and we also send our best [...]