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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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Folklore, Geography and Environment: Ways of Knowing Water, Landscape and Climate in the Anthropocene: Call for Papers

A Folklore Society Conference from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July 2023 at The Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull, 27 High St, Hull, HU1 1NE, and online.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Interdisciplinary papers bringing together folklore studies, anthropology and geography are particularly welcome. Topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Cryptozoology, belief, custom and tradition
  • Toponymics/hydronymics and historical geographies
  • Water activism and guardianship
  • Water cultures
  • Cultural/historical geography
  • Community co-production models
  • Place-legends and place-making
  • Anthropology of water and flooding
  • Risk and resilience
  • Culture and Climate Migration
  • Climate Impacts on Social (In)Justice
  • Environmental memory
  • Maritime traditions and coastal culture
  • Expressive culture—songs and stories of water
  • Folk belief and the environment
  • Vernacular architecture and rising tides
  • Flood stories
  • Traditions under threat from climate change

Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2023.

More information can be found here.

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.

IX Biennial Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) "‘Reimaginings and Reconstructions’: Ireland, Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean in Times of Change and Uncertainty"

Call for Papers for the IX Biennial Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) "‘Reimaginings and Reconstructions’: Ireland, Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean in Times of Change and Uncertainty". The conference will take place at the University of Galway on 21-23 June 2023.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 27 February 2023

Please send proposals to Prospective panellists will be informed by 16 March 2023.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Call For Papers – Globalization, Landscape and Environment in Modern Ireland, 1922-2022

Moore Institute, University of Galway

This workshop seeks to bring together scholars of Irish globalization to think collaboratively and exploratively about writing histories of globalization and place in Ireland.

Dates: June 29-30, 2023

Deadline for submissions: March 10, 2023

Download the complete CFP here.

IASIL 2023 Call for Papers


The IASIL 2023 conference proposes to address artistic and critical engagements with climate change and the related issue of human agency specifically in regard to Irish literatures and literary studies. It intends to examine, in particular, how Irish writers have reflected on the relation between nature and humanity, and assess the critical frameworks current in Irish studies as well as their sustainability in the face of the present crisis

Deadline for submission: 15 March 2023

More information here.

Social & Cultural News

Lá Fhéile Bríde Vancouver / Brigid Festival Vancouver
‘There’s Room for Everyone Under Brigid’s Cloak’

Artwork by local Irish/Canadian artist Deirdre Keohane Artwork by local Irish/Canadian artist Deirdre Keohane

In Ireland, St. Brigid’s Day 2023 will be a new national holiday, and this will be the first Irish public holiday to celebrate a woman. In Vancouver an exciting program is planned with a hybrid of virtual and in-person events.

Now in its fourth year, organizers are delighted to finally welcome back participants with several in-person events from February 1 through to February 4

More Information here

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