CAIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE May 31-June 4 2023
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Conference Theme: Health and the Global Irish Nation:
Perspectives on Environment, Disease, and the Body in Irish Studies
May 31-June 3, 2023
The Canadian Association of Irish Studies looks forward to welcoming members and guests in person once again for its traditional mix of the scholarly and the social. Our 2023 conference will take place in the national capital of Ottawa and at two venues: the University of Ottawa and the Irish Ambassadorial Residence. The City of Ottawa was incorporated in 1855, selected as the national capital two years later, and the first session of Parliament was held there in the now-renowned Gothic buildings in 1866. The University of Ottawa originated in 1848 as the College of Bytown and is today the largest English-French bilingual university in the world, with a wide variety of academic programs administered across ten faculties.
Ireland has been represented in Ottawa since 1939, and the present Ambassadorial Residence, located in the Rockcliffe neighbourhood, dates from the same decade. The design for its extensive renovation won a 2010 City of Ottawa award for infill and restoration of a heritage property. Irish immigrants were prominent in the city’s pre-1855 development as Bytown, chiefly through their participation in the building of the Rideau Canal and in the region’s timber industry. Ottawa continues to be home for many Irish, with the Irish Society for the National Capital Region founded in 1957. The conference will include an optional field trip to sites of Irish interest in Ottawa and its vicinity.
Extended deadline of March 1: CFP for Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland annual conference. "Colonizing and Decolonizing the Irish Nineteenth Century." Details here.
Call for Chapters, New Project:
An Ever-Shifting Kaleidoscope: The Representations of the Irish Mummy in Contemporary Literature at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
Full details available here
Brendan Behan at 100 : Legacy and New Directions
23-24 June 2023
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 5 MARCH 2023
Full conference details here
Hosted by the Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague
John Brannigan (UCD)