33rd Conference of Irish Historians: Borders and Boundaries, Historical Perspectives, 20-21 May 2021

The Irish Committee of Historical Societies, in association with NUI Galway, is hosting the 33rd Irish Conference on 20-21 May 2021, this year’s theme is Borders and Boundaries. 45 speakers will cover a range of topics, including ‘Re-discovering St. Willibrord, the Irish Border, Medieval Borders, Boundaries in Irish Society, Partition Perspectives, Beyond the Pale, Boundaries in the Irish Free State, Women Writing History, North American Borders, eighteenth (and nineteenth century borders, Transnational Borders, All History in Local and Troubles.Our keynote speakers are Professor Raingard Esser of the University of Groningen and Professor Jim Livesey of NUI Galway. Over the course of history, the functions and roles of borders and boundaries have changed continuously. They can only be understood within their context. Borders have been actively contested and negotiated, appearing and disappearing. They are not static, but are complex spatial and social phenomena which are highly dynamic.

Attendance will be free although attendees are asked to register through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/33rd-irish-conference-of-historians-tickets-150747274155 .

The conference programme is available here:

A book of abstracts are available here: