Symposium: ‘Hunger, History and Memory: The Great Famines of Ireland and Finland Compared’, NUI, Galway, 21 June 2018

‘Hunger, History and Memory
The Great Famines of Ireland and Finland Compared’
Exhibition Launch and Symposium
Speakers: Cormac Ó Grada (UCD) Breandán Mac Suibhne (Centenary
University) Lindsay Janssen (UCD) Andrew Newby (Aarhus University)
Chair: Anne Karhio (NUIG)

Thursday 21 June 2018, 1:30 pm – 4.30 pm
G011 Moore Institute, NUIG
For more details see or email

Further details are available here: Famine Symposium NUIG 21 June

CFP: History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) Network Ireland Annual Conference 2018

Hosted by: The School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast.

Date: 26-27 October 2018

Keynote: Professor Nick Hopwood (University of Cambridge) on a visual history of embryos, tentatively titled ‘Why you expect embryos when you’re expecting.’

Call for Papers/Panels:

For its upcoming conference, the HSTM Network invites proposals on all topics in the history of science, technology and medicine, no Irish connection required. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract including five key words, and mention the name and affiliation (unless independent) of the speaker. Individual presentations should be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes afterwards for questions. Panel submissions should include three papers (each with a 250-word abstract including five key words) ,a chair if possible, and a 100-word panel abstract. In both cases, please have ‘Submission 2018 conference’ as your email subject to help speed things along for us. We aim to confirm acceptance of papers within a month of the call for papers closing date.

Call closing date: 21 June 2018

Address for paper submissions/queries:

Website for registration:

Registration fees: £20 for unwaged/students – £40 for waged.

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

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:

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:

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

cfp. Irish History Students Association’s 68th Annual Conference, deadline 22 December 2017

The Irish History Students’ Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 68th Annual Conference. Join us on the 23rd and 24th of February 2018 at Ulster University’s Magee Campus, located in the heart of the historic Walled City of Derry/Londonderry.

Proposals are invited for papers (in English or Irish) on any historical topic or period, from both undergraduates and postgraduates in Ireland, and those studying Irish history abroad. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20-minute research papers (approx. 2,500–3,000 words in length) should be submitted, along with a short personal biography of no more than 100 words.

Poster presentations are also invited. Posters should be A0 in size and may encompass any style or theme, similar to the criteria for written papers. Presenters should be prepared to speak for up to 10 minutes regarding their posters, with or without an accompanying short paper. Further details will be provided on request by emailing

All proposals should be submitted by email to no later than Friday the 22nd of December 2017. Abstracts and biographies should be submitted in the form of a word document attached to the email and should include: Full Name, Institutional Affiliation (if any), and Paper/Poster Title.

More details can be found at: