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: or c/o Donal Ó Drisceoil, School of History, University College Cork, Ireland.


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: 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


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.

Call for Proposals, ICHS-CISH World History Congress, Poznan 2020

The ICHS is a member of the Comite International des Sciences Historiques-International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH-ICHS). CISH-ICHS exists to organize a world history conference every 5 years. The XXIII Congress will be held in Poznan, Poland in late August 2020. CISH-ICHS is now starting the process of inviting proposals for themes in order to structure the Congress programme. Only CISH-ICHS members can submit proposals.

The Irish Committee would like to invite any historian or group of historians working on the island of Ireland to submit proposals for the Poznan 2020 Congress.

The deadline for submission of proposals to CISH-ICHS is 31 January 2017.

For more information about the application process, including the proposal form, click on the links below.

Formal CISH-ICHS call

Proposal form

Irish Committee Invitation for Proposals