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ISAANZ 26 | Disruptions and Transitions
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
12-14 December 2023



ISAANZ 26: Programme & Registration

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.

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CFP: ISAANZ 26 Disruptions and Transitions

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.

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ISAANZ 25: Conference Programme

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.

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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…

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CFP: ISAANZ 25. Ireland: History, Memory and Myth.

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.

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