J.C. Beckett Annual Memorial Lecture, 7pm on 24 May 2018, at PRONI

The J.C. Beckett Annual Memorial Lecture for 2018 will be delivered by Professor Ian McBride (Oxford). Organised by the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, it takes place at 7pm on 24 May at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).

Prof. McBride will speak on ‘The Penal Times: The Catholic Church in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’.

The Lecture will be preceded by a Wine Reception at 6.15pm.

For more information on this and other USIHS events, see https://usihs36.com/https://usihs36.com/

Cfp: The 8th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference

The 8th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on 24 & 25 August 2018. Proposals for papers are welcome on any aspect of Ireland during the Tudor and Stuart periods.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 25 April.

Full details are available on the conference website: www.tudorstuartireland.com

Plenary addresses will be delivered by Dr David Edwards (University College Cork) & Dr Deana Rankin (Royal Holloway,University of London).

Queries relating to the conference should be emailed to the organisers (John Cunningham, David Heffernan, Romano Mullin, Karie Schultz and Ramona Wray) at: 2018@tudorstuartireland.com

32nd Irish Conference of Historians, provisional programme announcement

The provisional programme of the Irish Committee of Historical Sciences’ Irish Conference of Historians (Thursday 26-28 April 2018) has been announced. It includes keynotes by Ruth M. Karras, Sheila Rowbotham, Michael G. Cronin, and Jeffrey Weeks.

For details of keynotes, please see here: Poster – ICH XXXII

For the provisional programme, please see here: Programme – ICH XXXIIPreview (opens in a new window)

Reminder cfp. 32nd Irish Conference of Historians, ‘Sex, Sexuality and Reproduction: historical perspectives’ deadline 31 Jan. 2018

The xxxii Irish Conference of Historians will take place at University College Cork, on 26-28 April 2018. The theme of the conference is sex, sexuality and reproduction: historical perspectives. Papers/panels are invited that address topics relating to the history of sex, sexuality and reproduction, in Ireland and across the world, from antiquity to the 1990s. As well as papers/panels that address the historiography of sex, sexuality and reproduction, and the historical/theoretical debates that have enlivened the field.

Both panel and individual proposals are welcome. Please send individual paper proposals (a 200- to 300-word abstract) and panel proposals (300-word overview + 200- to 300-word abstracts for the papers) to the conference email: irishch32@gmail.com or c/o Donal Ó Drisceoil, School of History, University College Cork, Ireland.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 31 JANUARY 2018

Further details can be found at the following link: Irish Conference of Historians – Call for Papers

cfp. Irish Historical Society: special symposium ‘Does Irish History have a future?’

The Irish Historical Society will hold a special symposium, ‘Does Irish History have a future?’, in the Trinity Research Hub, at 7 pm, Tuesday, 17 April 2018. The purpose of the symposium is to explore the progress of Irish historical practice over the last 40 years and to explore its future practice in next four decades. The Society requests papers from specialists in Irish history who have received a doctorate in Irish history within the past four years to explore the above topics. Full details can be found here: IHS CFP Agenda for Irish History