The Irish diaspora and revolution, 1845-1945
The Department of History at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, invites submissions for a major international academic conference entitled ‘The Irish diaspora and revolution, 1845 – 1945’ to be held at NUI Maynooth, 30 October-1 November 2012.
‘Diaspora’ and ‘revolution’ have been central transformative features of Irish society between 1845 and 1945, penetrating every facet of life on this island over the course of that century. Revolution as experienced by the Irish diaspora during this period, however, transcended Irish geopolitical isolation, situating Irish issues within evolving global contexts and amorphous supranational networks. It is this rich and diverse engagement of the Irish diaspora with revolution which this conference seeks to explore.
Distinguished keynote speakers confirmed for the conference are Professor R.V. Comerford and Patrick O’Sullivan. The publication of a collection of papers through a leading academic publisher is anticipated.
We invite submission of abstracts which address the conference title from any relevant historical period, geographical perspective or disciplinary approach. Papers received to date have addressed topics such as the Fenian movement, the Land Question, the First World War, the Irish revolution and the Second World War. Papers are to be no longer than twenty minutes in duration. Panel proposals are welcome in addition to individual papers. Postgraduates are also encouraged to register an interest in participating. Proposals for papers and panels should include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief biographical summary (including institutional affiliation and contact details).
Applications with these particulars attached are to be submitted to any of the conference convenors, Dr. Darragh Gannon, Dr. Gerard Moran and Dr. Ciaran Reilly, by 15 September at the email addresses below. Applicants will be notified by email by 24 September. Conference attendance costs will be posted at a later date (there will be no registration cost for conference speakers).
Dr. Darragh Gannon: Darragh.J.Gannon@nuim.ie
Dr. Gerard Moran: Gerard.Moran@nuim.ie
Dr. Ciaran Reilly: Ciaran.J.Reilly@nuim.ie
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