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Reading Ireland in the Twenty-First Century:
6th International Postgraduate Conference, Charles University, Prague


22–23 September 2023

Paper proposals are invited for the biannual international postgraduate conference organised by the Centre for Irish Studies at Charles University, Prague. As in previous years, we wish to offer discussion space for graduate students working in Irish Studies, including those whose background extends beyond the literary context. The title ‘Reading Ireland in the Twenty-first Century’ hopes to inspire researchers from various disciplines and invite a wide range of approaches to Irish Studies.

Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2023 

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Call For Papers: Canadian Association of Irish Studies Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

Health and the Global Irish Nation: Perspectives on Environment, Disease, and the Body in Irish Studies

31 May to 3 June, 2023

CAIS/ACEI 2023 welcomes papers from all disciplines in English, French, and Irish. Deadline for abstracts: 13 February 2023

More information and to download the PDF of the Call for Papers can be found here.

EFACIS & QUB Institute of Irish Studies Conference Call for Papers 


EFACIS (European Federation of Associations & Centres of Irish Studies) travels to Belfast for the first time in 2023, during a pivotal time for Northern Ireland.

Theme:  ‘Unions and Partitions in Ireland’

24-27 August 2023

Call for Papers Deadline: 27 February 2023

More information and the complete call for papers can be found here.


Social & Cultural News

Absorbing new documentary explores the literary detective work of award-winning author Doireann Ní Ghríofa


Read this Irish Times article about poet and author Doireann Ní Ghríofa who gave a bilingual (Irish and English) poetry reading and spoke as part of the School of Irish Studies Public Lecture series in 2019.  She performed together with bilingual Choctaw poet and scholar LeAnne Howe at Concordia University, Montreal.

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