cfp. 33rd Irish Conference of Historians, Deadline 1st October

NUI Galway

Please note

We are postponing the 33rd Irish Conference of Historians until 20-22 May 2021 as a result of the current pandemic

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

Proposals are invited for the 33rd Irish Conference of Historians which will take place at National University of Ireland, Galway, 21-23 May 2020. The theme of this major, 3-day conference is Borders and boundaries: historical perspectives. We welcome proposals for individual 20 minute papers or for three person panels. We also encourage proposals for other formats, such as lightning panels and group presentations.

5 bursaries of up to €100 each are offered to assist postgraduate students or independent scholars.

Proposals are invited for the following themes, but proposals on any topic relating to borders, boundaries and history will be welcome. Papers on all approaches, time periods and nations/contexts are also welcome.

· Definitions and types of borders

· Border identities

· Borders and globalization

· Economics of the border

· Moving beyond the border

· Gender and citizenship

· The person and boundaries

· Frontiers, transgressions and representations

· Women making and remaking borders

· Faith-based borders

· Borders and authority

· Borders and migration

· Transnational history and borders

· Cultural and artistic borders

· Border regions and heritage (tangible and intangible)

· Censorship

· Conceptual boundaries

Please send a 200 word abstract for individual papers and an additional 300 word proposal for panels Enquiries can also be sent to

Deadline: 1 October 2019

The Irish Committee of Historical Sciences, founded in March 1938 to provide for the representation of Irish historical interests on the Comité International des Sciences Historiques/International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH/ICHS). Our purpose is to represent historians and the historical discipline in Ireland, to promote historical scholarship and public engagement with history, to advocate for the discipline, to provide a forum for discussion, to promote and disseminate research and encourage students and early career researchers.

For more on the ICHS visit