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

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 ihsa2018@gmail.com.

All proposals should be submitted by email to ihsa2018@gmail.com 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: https://ihsa2018.wordpress.com/


cfp. Oral History Network Ireland, annual conference, deadline 22 Dec. 2017

The joint conference of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast, on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June 2018. The call for papers is now open. The theme of the 2018 conference is Dangerous Oral Histories: Risks, Responsibilities and Rewards.

The deadline for proposals in 22 December 2017.

Full details are available here: OHNI OHS poster

Workshop: The Archivist and the Historian, Maynooth University, 27 October 2017

Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH)

Date: 27 October 2017

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Location: Renehan Hall, Maynooth University (map)

A limited number of places are available for this workshop.

Sign up: Email info@iaph.ie to reserve a place.

Fee: Free for members. €7.50 for non-members.

On 27 October IAPH presents a one day workshop entitled ‘The Archivist and the Historian’ in conjunction with Maynooth University Department of History. Here, various aspects of the relationship between archivists and historians will be examined. Among other things, archivists will explain to historians how they go about their job. We will address the most common challenges that researchers pose for archivists while working in an archive and the possibilities for greater co-operation between both sets of professionals.

Speakers and participants include Professor Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University); Dr Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth University); Tom Quinlan (Keeper, National Archives of Ireland); Harriet Wheelock (Archivist, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland); Dr. Elizabeth Mullins (UCD); Dr Ciaran Wallace (TCD, The Virtual Record Treasury Project); Dr Brian Casey (UCD); Dr Benjamin Hazard (UCD); Barbara McCormack (Special Collections and Archives, Maynooth University) and Nicola Kelly (Archivist, Castletown House Archives).

Provisional Programme

10.00-11.30am Morning session I

Harriet Wheelock (RCPI) ‘Working with historians – the perfect prescription? The experience of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Archive’.

Benjamin Hazard (UCD) ’The Irish Overseas Archive in its early years: a study in the history of archives, 1954-72′.

Barbara McCormack / Nicola Kelly (Maynooth University) ‘Balancing preservation and access to unique and distinctive collections: the role of the custodian’.

11.30-11.45am Coffee break

11.45-13.15pm Morning session II

Brian Casey (UCD) (On Access and Permission) ’Perspectives from both sides of the desk: archivists and researchers’.

Ciarán Wallace (TCD) ‘The Beyond 2022 project – historians and archivists collaborating to reconstruct the destroyed Public Record Office of Ireland.’

‘Tom Quinlan (NAI) ‘What I ought to do, what I must do, what I do’: the day-to-day reality of being an archivist in central government archives’.

13.15-2.30pm Lunch break

2.30-3.30pm Final session (Roundtable discussion)

Contributors include Dr. Jacinta Prunty (Maynooth University); Prof. Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University); Prof. Elizabeth Mullins (UCD)