IHSA (2009 Info Page)


Comhaltas na gCumann Staire

Irish History Students’ Association

The Inaugural Congress of the Irish Inter-Varsity History Students took place at Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on 17 February 1950. F.X. Martin (UCD),
Laird Taylor (TCD), Cecil Smith (QUB), Niall Delargy (UCG-NUIG) and Con O’Leary (UCC) were instrumental in organising the first annual congress. From the start the
objectives of the Association were threefold: to provide a forum for exchange of views on historical matters between members of the affiliated history societies; to
hold an annual conference hosted by one or more of the constituent history societies; and to publish the proceedings of each conference. The IHSA has
performed an invaluable role in providing students with an opportunity to develop their interest in history in an enjoyable atmosphere and in promoting friendships
between students of history from universities and colleges throughout Ireland since 1950.

The Cumann Staire has, since the attendence of Niall Delargy, been an active member group of the CCS/IHSA and continues to send students to the annual conferences who
wish to present papers, act as delegates or simply enjoy the event. Papers can be presented by undergrad or postgrad students and are normally of a 15 minute length. Those
presenting papers on behalf of the Cumann Staire will have their transport and accommodation costs covered, subject to approval by the Coiste. A copy of the presented paper
must be submitted to the Cumann Staire and due reference to our support should be acknowledged in the conference presentation.

The 2012 conference is to be hosted by the Cumann Staire and will build on the very enjoyable 2011 conference hosted on the banks of the lovely Laoi by UCC. A good
representative team attended on behalf of the CS with Joe, Hanne-Mette, John, Karin, Christina and Michael making sure our reputation was uphelded! Tonaí and
local hero Dónal were also in attendence to lend a helping hand right into the wee hours.

In commemoration of their hosting of the first conference in 1950 the 2010 conference was jointly hosted by TCD and UCD in Baile Átha Cliath. This historic event
was attended by Cumann Staire stalworths Aidín (Reachtaire), Nóra, Joe, Michael and Tonaí.

The 2009 conference was hosted by NUIM and took place on Márta 6-7 March 2009 in Má Nuad (NUIM).
Three speakers presented on behalf of the Cumann Staire
at the conference: Tonaí Ó Roduibh (IRCHSS Scholar); Mark Phelan (IRCHSS Scholar); Andrew Sargent (IRCHSS Scholar).
Also travelling from the CS: An tOllamh Steven Ellis; Séan Ó Duibhir; David Scallan.
Here is the finalised conference timetable.

comhdhálacha – conferences




2010 TCD+UCD Baile Átha Cliath
2009 NUIM Má Nuad
2008 NUIG Gaillimh
2007 QUB Béal Feirste
2006 UL Luimneach
2005 TCD Baile Átha Cliath
2004 NUIG Gaillimh
2003 UCC Corcaigh
2002 QUB Béal Feirste
2001 Coláiste Phádraig Baile Átha Cliath
2000 UL Luimneach

Cisteoir / Treasurer:
Dr. Deirdre MacMahon, Department of History, Coláiste Mhuire Gan Smál, Luimneach (www.mic.ul.ie)
deirdre.mcmahon ag mic.ul.ie

Stiúrthóir Gréasáin / Webmaster:
Tonaí Ó Roduibh
ccs-ihsa ag ireland.com

Cartlannaí / Archivist:
Dr. Marie Coleman, School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast (www.qub.ie)
m.coleman ag qub.ac.uk
suíomh – website
CCS-IHSA Facebook Group