Irish Genealogical Research Society AGM and Lecture

2 pm Saturday 13 April 2019

Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) will host its AGM at Dublin City Library at 2 pm on Saturday, 13 April 2019. This will be followed at 3 pm by a lecture from Dr Aoife Bhreathnach. The title of the lecture is ‘”Making the army their home'”: Marriage in nineteenth-century garrison towns in Ireland’.

IAPH Annual Public Lecture, 17 April 2019

The Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH) is delighted to announce that their public lecture will take place on Wednesday. 17 April at 7 pm in the National Library of Ireland. Professor Jane Ohlmeyer will speak on the following:- ‘Late the wife of…’ : Widows and the 1641 Depositions.
All are welcome to attend, but seating is on a “first come, first served” basis.

Prisons, Asylums, Workhouses: Institutions in Irish History

A 2-day conference at PRONI, Belfast 13-14 June 2019

This conference seeks to bring together researchers at every level (postgraduate, early career and established) to assess the ‘state of the discipline’ in relation to research on the history of institutions in Ireland. The organisers (Dr Gillian Allmond and Max Meulendijks, QUB; Triona Waters, University of Limerick) would be
particularly interested to receive papers on the following subject areas (papers to be 15 to 20 minutes in length), but all topics relating to institutions will be considered. Panel suggestions are also welcome:
• Sources, archives and oral histories: challenges and opportunities presented by the nature and extent of primary source material
• Materiality of institutions: from the buildings themselves to the shackles and straitjackets that are emblematic of certain institutions
• Spatiality of institutions: how can we understand the internal spaces and external landscapes of Irish institutions?
• Treatments and therapies: what practices, medical and otherwise, were intended to heal and/or reform?
• Institutions as heritage: how are the buildings still remaining in our landscape presented as heritage? How do we deal with the problems that dark heritage presents?
• Patient/inmate voices: how do we get at the experiences and responses of patients and inmates, given the nature of institutional records?
• Emotional history of institutions: how do we write the emotional history of institutions, from the perspective of inmates/patients and as a society?
• Institutions and engagement: how do we engage groups outside academia with the history of institutions.

The call for papers closes on 31st March 2019. Abstracts not exceeding 250 words in length, together with a short biography should be sent to Dr Gillian Allmond at

Full details can be found here:

Cfp: Irish History Students’ Association (IHSA) Conference, 1-3 March 2019

Irish History Students’ Association / Comhaltas na gCumann Staire IHSA Annual Conference 2019 / CCS Comhdháil Bhliantúil

2019 1-3 March,

2019 Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

The Irish History Students’ Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 69th Annual Conference. Join us from the 1-3 March, 2019 at Mary Immaculate College Campus, located in the centre of the historic Treaty city of Limerick.

Proposals are invited for papers (in English or Irish) on any historical topic or period, from undergraduate/postgraduate students and early-career researchers. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for a 20-minute research paper (approx. 2,500-3,000 words) 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.

All proposals should be submitted by email to no later than Thursday, 31 January, 2019. 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.

Further details will be provided on request by emailing or see the official IHSA 2019 website for regular updates.

A flyer for the call for papers can be found below

Conference: Dáil Eireann: The first hundred years, 1919-2019

The Royal Irish Academy will host a conference exploring the history of Dáil Eireann from 1919 to the present. This will take place on 11 December 2018 at 9.00am-5.30pm


The full programme can be found here: RIA conference

and further details at

Tickets €20/€10 concessions

Explore Your Archive, 17th – 25th November.

The Archives and Records Association’s (ARA) Explore Your Archive campaign is about celebrating local and national heritage and the rich diversity and interconnectedness of local, regional and national documentary heritage. The ARA will run a series of events to celebrate and explore the nation’s archival heritage.

The Irish campaign will be launched on 15 November 2018, at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

Full details of events taking place in Ireland and, indeed, across the British Isles, can be found here:

Call for registration: Annual History of Science, Technology and Medicine Network Ireland Conference

26-27 October 2018

Queen’s University Belfast,

School of Natural and Built Environment.

Registration for the 4th annual HSTM Network Ireland conference is now open. The two-day conference will consist of papers on a range of topics related to the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Ireland and abroad. The keynote speaker will be Nick Hopwood.

For conference registration:

Conference program: HSTM Conference programme 2018

Further details on the HSTM Network Ireland:


Conference: Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland, 23 November 2018

Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern Ireland

A one-day conference at the
Edward Worth Library.
23 November 2018
in the
Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.

9.30am-10.00am: Registration.

10.00am-11.00am: Session 1: Collecting Gardens in Early Modern Ireland and the Dutch Republic

Dr Elizabethanne Boran (Librarian of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin): ‘Botany and Gardens at the Edward Worth Library, Dublin’.
Ms Regina Whelan Richardson (Curator of the Fagel Collection, Trinity College, Dublin): ‘Pleasure gardens and gardening for pleasure in the Fagel Collection at the Library of Trinity College Dublin.’

11.00am-11.30am: Coffee break.

11.30am-12.30pm: Session 2: Demesne landscapes in Early Modern Ireland

Dr Finola Reid (Historic Gardens Consultant): ‘Absence of Evidence – surely not! Researches, glimpses and observations from my site work in demesne landscapes.’
Dr Vandra Costello (Independent Scholar), ‘Gothick landscapes in Georgian Ireland’.

12.30pm-2.00pm: Lunch.

2.00pm-3.00pm: Sessions 3: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Gardens in Dublin.

Dr Terence Reeves-Smyth (Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust): “Vauxhall in Ireland” The Pleasure Grounds of Dublin 1749-1862′.
Ms Madeline Hutchins (Researcher and Event Organiser for the Ellen Hutchins Festival): ‘How did her garden grow? Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815), botanist, West Cork.

3.00-3.30pm: Tea break.

4.00pm: Keynote: Professor Robin Lane Fox (Fellow Emeritus, New College, University of Oxford): ‘Plants and planning: 1580-1680.’

The Edward Worth Library will be open after the keynote lecture up to 6.00pm. A small exhibition of books on gardens will be on display.

Admission is free but booking is required. To book, please e-mail by 10 November 2018.

cfp. The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, Annual Conference 2018

Queen’s University Belfast, 30 November and 1 December 2018

Proposals for papers, or for panels of papers, are solicited for the Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, which will be held at the Centre for Economic History, Queen’s University Belfast, on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December 2018. There is no conference theme this year; proposals relating to all aspects of economic and social history will be considered.

This year’s Connell Lecture will be delivered by John Turner, Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University Belfast and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Abstracts of papers and proposals for panels should be sent to Dr Graham Brownlow ( by Friday 5 October 2018. Abstracts should be between 250 and 300 words, and panel proposals should include a title, contact details for all speakers and abstracts for all papers to be included in the session.

For more information, please visit our website:

The conference flyer can be found here: eshsi_cfp_2018