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James M. Flaherty Program - Call for Applications

Deadline: May 20, 2019

It is the aim of the Ireland Canadian University Foundation to support preeminent scholars and academics who are leaders, or future leaders, in their academic or post-academic professional field, and to this end, awards are made on two levels:

  • If you are an established senior researcher or academic, and taking part-time sabbatical-style leave from your academic appointments, you may be eligible for the Flaherty Visiting Professorship. This award could support you making a trip as a Visiting Professor for eight to twelve weeks in a university department in Canada / Ireland where you will collaborate in both research and teaching.
  • If you are a PhD student or post-doctoral academic in the early stages of your research career, you may be eligible for the Flaherty Research Scholarship. This award supports a short research visit of four to six weeks, and is designed to help scholars make contacts with researchers working in related research topics, with a view to widening and deepening the scholar’s research horizons, ideally leading to continued collaboration in future research.

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Third Galway Conference of Irish Studies - "What is it to dwell?": Home(s) in Irish Studies

Where: Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
When: June 7-8, 2019
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ACIS West 2019 Conference

Where: Portland, OR, USA - the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
When: October 10-12, 2019

"The Rose: Beauty, Blossoming, and Transition in Irish Studies"    

Located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in the shadow of beautiful Mt. Hood in the Pacific Northwest, Portland is known for its hip and eco-friendly culture. This growing city has tons of parks, miles of walking trails and bike paths, and a noteworthy food and drink scene.

Portland is also widely known as “The City of Roses.” In recognition of that, the conference committee has selected themes evocative of roses: beauty, blossoming, and transition. Irish history is replete with references to roses. Ireland had an important role in the Wars of the Roses in the 15th Century. The 16th Century saw the development of a political myth of the Róisín Dubh (the little black rose) with the writing of a song with that title. “Wild Irish Rose” is another popular Irish song, as well as the title of a movie. William Butler Yeats published The Rose, his second collection that contained his renowned poem “To the Rose upon the Rood of Time,” in 1893. Yeats’s poem “The Rose Tree” would follow later. The Rose of Tralee International Festival celebrates its 60th year in 2019, and of course there is a song with that title.

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