Cpf: 33rd Irish Conference of Historians, 21-23 May 2020

The 33rd Irish Conference of Historians will take place at National University of Ireland, Galway, Thursday 21-Saturday 23 May, 2020.

The theme of the conference will be Borders and boundaries: historical perspectives.

As well as papers/panels that address the historiography of borders and boundaries, and the historical/theoretical debates that have enlivened the field, we welcome proposals in, or germane to, the following broad subject areas:

  • Definitions and types of borders
  • Fixing the border
  • Border control
  • Disputes and border disputes
  • Economics of the border
  • Moving beyond the border
  • Border identities
  • Borders and globalization
  •  Borders and authority
  • Borders and migratory movements
  • Transnational freedom of movement
  • Cultural and artistic borders
  • Border regions and heritage (tangible and intangible)
  • Censorship
  • Gendered character of national identity and citizenship
  • Personal boundaries
  • Frontiers, transgressions and representations
  • Women making and remaking borders
  • Faith-based borders
  •  Occupational borders
  • Dividing and connecting politics
  • “Real” boundaries
  • Conceptual boundaries

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 33ConferenceofIrishHistorians@gmail.com  Enquiries can be sent to Kieran.hoare@nuigalway.ie or c/o Kieran Hoare, Archives Service, James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway.

Deadline: 1 October 2019

ICHS (in conjunction with USIHS) Symposium on the Pursuit and Practice of Local History

6pm on Thursday 16th May 2019

PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast

The Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, in conjunction with the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies will host a symposium at PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast at 6pm on Thursday 16th May 2019 on the Pursuit and Practice of Local History. Our speakers at the symposium will be Professor Raymond Gillespie of Maynooth University and Dr. Olwen Purdue of Queen’s University Belfast. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Steven Ellis of NUI Galway.

Ireland has had a long tradition of local history societies dating back to the nineteenth century. The publication of Doing Irish Local History: Pursuit and Practice in Belfast in 1998, edited by Raymond Gillespie and Myrtle Hill marked a milestone in the teaching of the topic within academia. The range of local history societies, local journals and magazines all testify to the health of local history in the parishes and counties of Ireland. The Federation for Ulster Local Studies in Ulster and the Federation of Local History Societies in the rest of the island are both evidence of the desire of local societies to come together and share common concerns about the problem of doing local history in an Irish context. Accessibility to archival sources, both through archival services and digitally have transformed the field, and the variety and volume of decade of centenary events attests to the vibrancy of both local and public history.

With this in mind, this symposium will bring together those interested in local history for a discussion on methodology and practice in the field. All are welcome. For more information visit
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/symposium-pursuit-and-practice-local-history

Details from the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies can be found here
https://usihs36.com/

To register for the event please visit
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/proni-symposium-on-the-pursuit-and-practice-of-local-history-tickets-60519050108?fbclid=IwAR0De6YDns7Becqi4DEpIuXQ467a2hS3Oi9fvg0NRTsdRngpULCs1eegl3M

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 Conference of Historians, xxxii, University College Cork, 26-28 April 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. 32nd Irish Conference of Historians

The 32nd Irish Conference of Historians will take place at University College Cork, Thursday 26-Saturday 28 April, 2018. The theme of the conference will be Sex, sexuality & reproduction: historical perspectives.

As well as papers/panels that address the historiography of sex, sexuality and reproduction, and the historical/theoretical debates that have enlivened the field, we welcome proposals in, or germane to, the following broad subject areas:

  •  sexual behaviours  and practices
  •  sexual orientation and gender identity
  •  the body
  •  marriage and relationships
  •  celibacy
  •  transgression, deviance and taboos
  •  sexual violence, coercion and crime sex, race and colonialism
  •  class, sex and sexuality
  •  sex, war and revolution
  •  prostitution
  •  sex, sexuality and reproduction in folklore, art, literature, film, theatre, the  media, music and dance
  •  pornography, erotica and sexual imagery
  •  censorship
  •  sex education
  •  psychology, psychoanalysis and sexology
  •  morality, religion, and ideology
  •  politics and the law
  •  regulation, criminalisation and resistance
  •  LGBT histories
  •  activism and social movements
  •  sexual health and STDs
  •  pregnancy and childbirth
  •  abortion and contraception
  •  infanticide
  •  eugenics and population control
  •  reproductive rights and technologies
  •  midwifery, obstetrics and gynaecology
  •  breastfeeding
  •  parenthood, childhood and the family

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: 31 Jan. 2018

For further details please see flyer Irish Conference of Historians 2018 CFP

1917 Civil War Conferences in Moscow, September 2017

 

As a member of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH-ICHS) the ICHS will be attending that body’s General Assembly in Moscow in September 2017. There it will be the guest of the National Committee of Russian Historians. The NCRH, CISH-ICHS and local Russian scholars are together organising two conferences – on the related themes of the Russian revolution and civil wars more broadly – to run alongside the Assembly. We appreciate not many historians from Ireland may be able to get to Moscow for these events (only one of our committee is going), but thought you might like to see the programmes, which have been circulated in provisional form to us. We will post a report of our experiences on these pages. If anyone would like us to make particular contact with anyone on the programmes, do send us an email, for we would be very pleased to network on your behalf.

‘The Russian Revolution of 1917 and its historical footprint’  MGIMO University, 27-8 September 2017 (International conference)  programme here

‘Anatomy of Civil War’  Moscow Academy of Sciences,  28 September 2017 (CISH-ICHS Symposium)  programme here

Both programmes are published first in French and then in English.

Successful Launch Symposium

The ICHS were pleased to see such a large audience at their re-launch symposium on 29 March in the NLI. Here are some photos of the event. Thanks go to the panel of speakers –  Lawrence Goldman, David Hayton and Marian Lyons – for a fascinating discussion of the problems and possibilities facing the modern historical profession.

ICHS Relaunch Symposium 29 March 2017

We would like to invite you to a symposium to celebrate our relaunch!

Professor Lawrence Goldman

(Director, Institute of Historical Research, London) will be speaking on

‘Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography’

Professor Marian Lyons (Maynooth) will provide a response

and the event will be chaired by Professor David Hayton (emeritus, QUB)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

6:00-8:00pm

National Library of Ireland, Dublin

FREE                          Everyone Welcome                        Wine reception to follow

The ICHS was founded in 1938 to be the national committee for history in Ireland.

We represent historians in schools, archives, societies, colleges and universities.