Cpf: 33rd Irish Conference of Historians, 21-23 May 2020

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

The theme of the conference will be Borders and boundaries: historical perspectives.

As well as papers/panels that address the historiography of borders and boundaries, and the historical/theoretical debates that have enlivened the field, we welcome proposals in, or germane to, the following broad subject areas:

  • Definitions and types of borders
  • Fixing the border
  • Border control
  • Disputes and border disputes
  • Economics of the border
  • Moving beyond the border
  • Border identities
  • Borders and globalization
  •  Borders and authority
  • Borders and migratory movements
  • Transnational freedom of movement
  • Cultural and artistic borders
  • Border regions and heritage (tangible and intangible)
  • Censorship
  • Gendered character of national identity and citizenship
  • Personal boundaries
  • Frontiers, transgressions and representations
  • Women making and remaking borders
  • Faith-based borders
  •  Occupational borders
  • Dividing and connecting politics
  • “Real” boundaries
  • Conceptual boundaries

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 33ConferenceofIrishHistorians@gmail.com  Enquiries can be sent to Kieran.hoare@nuigalway.ie or c/o Kieran Hoare, Archives Service, James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway.

Deadline: 1 October 2019