Conferences 2009/10

Education and Empire
24ú – 26ú Meitheamh 2010

The Sixth Galway Conference on Colonialism has as its theme Education and Empire and takes place in June 2010.
A wide variety of papers will be presented with the plenary speakers being Professors John Coolahan, Sanjay Seth and Gauri Viswanathan.

Áit Location: Gaillimh / Galway
Táille Fee: 130/170 euro
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Chaucer at Galway
19ú – 20ú Bealtaine 2010

A multi-disciplinary conference on Geoffrey Chaucer will be held in the Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, Ireland on 19th-20th
May 2010. Proposals for papers on any aspect of Chaucer’s work, life, milieu, influence, etc. are welcome. Individual sessions
will be framed around the themes that emerge from the call for papers.
Key-note papers will be given by

  • Professor Alastair Minnis, Yale University (SAM)
  • Professor Helen Phillips, Cardiff University (Cymru)
  • Professor John Thompson, Queen’s University, Belfast (Éire)

Please send a 200-word proposal by 25/01/2010 to:

Áit Location: Gaillimh / Galway
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Biography and Identity: Dilemmas and Opportunities
6ú – 9ú Bealtaine 2010

The Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH) is the fourth in a series of conferences organized by the Central European
University (CEU), Budapest and the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. It is a forum for graduate students to share their
research with students and scholars. The working language of the conference is English. Applications are invited for the next conference
titled “Biography and Identity: Dilemmas and Opportunities”, to be held at the Central European University in Budapest, in May 2010. Send a
300 word abstract and a brief CV in a single Word document by 01/02/2010. Presentations are to be 15 minutes in length and final papers
are due by 15/04/2010. There will be no registration fee and lunches and coffee will be provided. Funding for travel and accommodation may
be available from GRACEH on an individual basis on request. Information regarding accommodation in Budapest will be sent along with notification
of acceptance. Postgrad student members of the Cumann Staire planning on attending the conference should read the guidelines on seeking
financial assistance from the CS on our Iarchéimithe web page.

Áit Location: Budapest (An Ungáir / Magyarország)
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Irish Christianity and the Gaelic World before the coming of the Vikings
9ú – 11ú Aibreáin 2010

The Roscrea Spring conference weekend, the 46th gathering at Mount St Joseph Abbey, has the interesting theme of Irish
Christianity and the Gaelic World before the coming of the Vikings.

Áit Location: Ros Cré (Tiobraid Árann / Tipperary)
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Economic History Society Annual Conference
26ú – 28ú Márta 2010

The 2010 Annual Conference will be held at Collingwood College and the Science Site, University of Durham, England.
The Economic History Society, of Britain, exists to support reseach and teaching in economic and social history, broadly defined. It does this
through publications, including the Economic History Review and a range of textbooks and study packs, through conferences and workshops,
through the finance of research fellowships and research grants, and through bursaries and prizes for new research scholars.

Áit Location: Durham (Sasana / England)
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Comhdháil Bhliantúil CCS – IHSA Annual Conference
19ú – 20ú Feabhra 2010

The Comhaltas na gCumann Staire / Irish History Students’ Association was founded in 1950 and comprises student history societies from all over Ireland.
The CCS/IHSA organises an annual conference which is usually hosted in rotation by the country’s third level institutions.
As this is the sixtieth anniversary of the first such intervarsity event the conference is being held in the capital; in 1950 Newman House was the location.
The local rivals of TCD and UCD have sheathed swords and are the joint hosts for the 2010 conference and as in 1950 our university will be represented
with the Cumann Staire sending a group to the conference. We encourage members to consider presenting papers but welcome those who simply want
to attend for the opportunity to hear great papers, meet fellow history students from Ireland and overseas, stalk famous historians and have the craic!
Any member of the CS presenting a paper will have their full transport, accommodation and conference fee costs covered. All other members attending
will have the fee paid for as well as the usual 50% of their travel and accommodation costs.
Those wishing to present will need to submit abstracts to by 18 January, not exceeding 250 words in length, and both undergraduate
and postgraduate students present at the conference. Presentations are to be a maximum twenty minutes long and the use of Powerpoint etc. is encouraged.

Áit Location: Baile Átha Cliath (TCD + UCD)
Táille Fee: 10/20 euro
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Mainz Student Conference
22ú – 24ú Eanáir 2010

The Fachschaft Geschichte of Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz is a sister organisation of the Cumann Staire with which we maintain strong links
through student exchanges and group visits. To mark the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration and the Year of Diversity at their university the
Fachschaft are hosting a student conference with the title ‘Images of Europe in Space and Time: from Athens and Rome to Lisbon’. The conference is
open to both undergrads and postgrads studying arts or science. Those wishing to present papers of 15 minutes in duration are encouraged to link
their topic to the conference title with an interdisciplinary approach especially welcome. The working language of the conference is English with a
selection of papers published in a conference journal. Proposed presentation titles, along with a paragraph length abstract, should be submitted by
the 31/11/09 via email.
The CS is sending a group to the conference and the usual Societies Office funding is available to all those traveling. First and Second Year undergrads
will make up the majority of the group and help will be available to those thinking of presenting seminar papers. Presentation titles already submitted to
the conference organisers include: Roman Imperialism in the mid-Repubic; The Fall of the Wall; India and Kipling; The Schuman Declaration; Byzantium
and Europe. This is a great opportunity to visit the historic city of Mainz, meet students from around Europe, impress your lecturers by presenting a
small group paper, practice German if you have some and not forgetting the glorious chance to continue the long Cumann Staire tradition of exporting
the craic!

Áit Location: Mainz (An Ghearmáin / Deutschland)
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A short guide on how to write an abstract

Tionól 2009
20ú – 21ú Samhain 2009

The School of Celtic Studies hosts its annual colloquium, at which papers of relevance to the field of Celtic studies are read and discussed.
This year’s Tionól takes place at the School of Celtic Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Baile Átha Cliath 4 and the statutory public lecture is in the
Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. This year’s public lecture is entitled ‘Women’s rights and duties in early Irish law, with special reference
to marriage’ and will be presented by the leading brehon law expert Fergus Kelly.
Sa mbliain 1940 is ea bunaíodh Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh. Cuireadh in úil in Acht um Institiúid Ard-Leighinn na bliana san an bonn a bheadh faoi dhá
scoil na hInstitiúide: Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh agus Scoil na Fisice Teoraicí. (Tamall ina dhiaidh is ea bunaíodh an tríú scoil, Scoil na Fisice Cosmaí.)

Áit Location: Baile Átha Cliath (Éire / Ireland)
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Irish Saints and the Liturgy
30ú Deireadh Fómhair – 1ú Samhain 2009

The Roscrea Autumn conference weekend, the 45th gathering at Mount St Joseph Abbey, is on the theme of Irish Saints and the Liturgy.
The talks are always of the very highest quality with inputs from some of Ireland’s leading scholars including the doyen of Irish hagiography
(the study of saints lives ) Prof. Pádraig Ó Riain from UCC presenting on the background to the litanies, the calendars and the martyrologies of the saints.

Áit Location: Ros Cré (Tiobraid Árann / Tipperary)
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International Students of History Association Autumn Conference
An Historical Perspective On Multiculturism
13ú – 18ú Meán Fomhair 2009

ISHA Pisa is hosting the 2009 autumn seminar conference from Sunday 13th – Thursday 18th September.
This conference’s theme is entited An Historical Perspective On Multiculturism and the available seminar workshops are:

  1. Multiculturalism in metropolitan areas.
  2. National state and homogenisation of minorities.
  3. Empires: political entities, necessarily multicultural.
  4. The concept of “Europe”: from the Greek mythological image to the EU.
  5. Multiculturalism and cultural relativism.

Applications to particiapte can be made by email between 3-10/08/09 with full details available from the
web link listed below.

Áit Location: Pisa (An Iodáil / Italia)
Táille Fee: 120 euro (lóistín + bia)
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