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70th Annual UCD Irish History Students’ Association Conference 

When: February 28-29, 2020
Where: University College Dublin

Proposals are invited for papers (in English or Irish) on any historical topic or period, from undergraduate/postgraduate students and early-career researchers. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for a 20-minute research paper (approx. 2500-3000 words) should be submitted along with a short personal biography of no more than 100 words.

Poster presentations are also invited. Posters should be A0 in size and may encompass any style or theme, similar to the criteria for written papers. Presenters should be prepared to speak for up to 10-minutes with regard to their poster, with or without an accompanying paper. All proposals should be submitted by email to no later than January, 10 2020.

Abstracts and biographies should be submitted in the form of a Word document attached to the email that should include: your full name, institutional affiliation (if any) and the paper/poster title. Further details can be issued upon request by emailing or by consulting the official IHSA 2020 website. We look forward to a wonderful and insightful conference that showcases the future of Irish  historical research.

Hardiman Scholarship at NUI Galway

For students starting their PhD in September 2020. 

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees.  High-achieving dynamic individuals, with drive and passion, who have an appetite for the research world and creativity, who thrive on intellectual excitement, and who will positively impact and shape the future for all in our society.  Using your creative energy, your PhD journey at NUI Galway will be alive with possibilities and opportunities.

Applications due February 14, 2020.

Click here for more information.

Doctoral Fellowships in Irish Studies at NUI Galway

Since its inception in 2000, the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway has established itself as one of the premier locations worldwide for interdisciplinary research and advanced teaching on the cultural, social and political endeavours of Irish people, on the island of Ireland and beyond. More than 20 PhD candidates have graduated from the Centre for Irish Studies since 2006 and many of these graduates have been awarded prestigious post-doctoral research fellowships. A significant number of them are now employed at universities in Ireland and overseas.

The Centre for Irish Studies is now offering a number of fellowships for PhD candidates in Irish Studies who intend to register as full-time students at NUI Galway in 2020. The number of fellowships, and terms and conditions, will depend on the funding available and on the number and suitability of applicants.

Applications are particularly welcome in the following areas
• Bilingual and multilingual research in modern and contemporary Irish writing
• Translation studies
• Irish environmental humanities and climate change
• Cultural and creative cartographies
• Colonial and postcolonial geographies
• Irish traditional music and dance studies
• Irish music and migration/commemoration/festival
• Popular music in Ireland
• Music, gender and Ireland

Research at the Centre for Irish Studies can be undertaken in either Irish or English and all projects must be interdisciplinary. 

For further discussion, contact Professor Louis de Paor or send a copy of your CV and a brief outline of your research proposal to Ms Samantha Williams.

Call for submissions: Irish Migration Studies in Latin America

2020 Special Issue: HISTORY, ART, IMAGE

In this special issue of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, the journal of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), we are seeking:

• IMAGES with entries or articles on Irish artistic figures/subjects in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean.

• IMAGES with entries or articles on Irish history and the Irish in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean.

• IMAGES with entries or articles on the Latin American presence, artistic or otherwise, in Ireland.

• BOOK REVIEWS of recent studies pertaining to any of the subjects listed above: please send a query regarding the book you propose to review before writing/sending the review.


Limit three images per entry/article Unless justification is provided for more – please describe source of image and/or confirm permission to reproduce

Article submissions must be 1. accompanied by a brief author cv and 2. must be sent with at least one compelling or relevant image (medium resolution JPEG). Limit three images per submission and editors reserve the right to make fewer or more images a condition of publication. To be considered, article submissions must follow the guidelines that can be found at this link:

Entry submissions must follow the guidelines for articles, above, except with respect to length; entries should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words.

Book review queries must be accompanied by 1. a brief cv of the person who intends on writing the review; 2. complete information on the text that will be reviewed (title, author, number of pages, date of publication, publisher, language, ISBN number, etc.); 3 a brief description of the book’s content; and 4. a brief explanation of how the book/book review fits into this special issue of IMSLA.

Send your article, entry, or book review query to

Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2019.

Call for Papers: North American Gaels - Language, Literature, Lore

Where: Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
When: October 2-3, 2020

The conference organisers invite proposals for academic papers exploring the history and presence of the Gaelic languages in North America, documenting the stories and experiences of Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx speakers, and tracing the languages’ cultural and literary footprints on this continent.

Please send your abstract (200 words) and a brief biography (50 words) by 1 March 2020 to:

The conference’s keynote speakers are Máirín Nic Eoin, Dublin City University, and Sheila Kidd, University of Glasgow.

Conference organisers: Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Saint Mary’s University), Natasha Sumner (Harvard University), Aidan Doyle (University College Cork).

Institute of Technology Sligo - Online Certificate in Irish Archaeology

The Applied Archaeology Programme in the School of Science at the Institute of Technology Sligo, are launching a new Certificate in Irish Archaeology, comprising two online modules starting in January 2020 and a Field Study course during the first two weeks of June, based in Sligo, Ireland. The 2 online courses cover Prehistoric Ireland from Ice Age to Iron Age and The Archaeology and Architecture of Medieval Ireland respectively. The Field Study course will include classes and field trips to several of Ireland's most famous sites. The courses can be taken together or separately and are offered in 5 and 6 ECTS credit versions. The 6 ECTS credit versions are the most easily transferrable to North American institutions. More information can be found here.

Summer School in Breton Language and Heritage

The University of Western Brittany is delighted to announce its sixth annual Summer School in Breton Language and Heritage to be held from June 15 to June 27, 2020. Until 2015, scholars with an interest in the Celtic languages and cultures had little opportunity to study the Breton language, literature and culture. Yet, it is sometimes forgotten that, along with Welsh, Breton is the most widely spoken Celtic language with roughly 200,000 native speakers. Given that the language classes are taught through the medium of English, the course provides an excellent opportunity to study the only Celtic language to have survived on the continent of Europe.

Prior to the summer school, a symposium entitled Brittany-North America: connections, relations, interactions will be held in Brest on June 11 and 12. Click for a PDF of the Call for Papers.

Consult the website if you wish to know more about the program and the registration procedure for the summer school:

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