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ISAANZ 26 | Disruptions and Transitions

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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2023 Irish Famine Orphan Girls Commemoration

19 November 2023. The annual commemoration event this year marks a dual anniversary; 175 years since the start of the Earl Grey Scheme (1848-1850) and the first ships to Australia, and 25 years since the Famine Rock memorial was erected at Williamstown (1998). Guest speakers will share fascinating insights into this important moment in Irish-Australian history. Meet at 2:00pm, Famine Rock,…

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Modernism in Irish Women’s Contemporary Writing

22 November 2023. Opening with a close reading of Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You (2021), this paper by Professor Paige Reynolds offers a new history of Irish women’s writing, exposing the critical biases that have occluded our understanding of its intricate relationship with literary modernism. It will also lay out the conceptual framework for the stubborn mode of modernism. Stubborn…

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Richard Madden. An Irishman of many parts

25 October 2023. Hugh Myers speaking on Richard Madden, an Irish Catholic surgeon who served as colonial secretary to Western Australia (Swan River colony) in 1848-49, later becoming a prominent historian and biographer of the 1798 movement. During his time in Australia, Madden advocated for the position of indigenous people, insisting they be paid for their work. He had previously…

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Irish Film Festival 2023

5 October – 5 November 2023. In cinemas and online. Celebrate all things community and culture with our carefully selected program of movies and documentaries that reflect a new Ireland in 2023, whilst sharing stories from our past that deserve to be heard. Enjoy some of the finest Irish stories on screen never seen before in Australia that will move…

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