Irish Society, History & Culture: 100 years after 1916

Irish Society, History & Culture: 100 years after 1916

European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Department of History & Civilization, Scuola Normale Superiore, Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, University of Florence, Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Studi interculturali
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31.03.2016 -
Dieter Reinisch

“Has the Rising of 1916 an enduring significance for Ireland [...]? [Is it] still relevant to the very different Ireland of today – and, if so, what is its relevance?” With these words in 2001, Garrett Fitzgerald interrogated the impact of the defining moment of the Easter Rising on contemporary Ireland. These questions serve as an apt starting point for the “Irish Society, History and Culture: 100 years after 1916” conference. Our aim is not limited to assessing the significance of the Rising; exploring, evaluating and interpreting the impact and the consequences of the 1916 experience. Rather, we seek to investigate the last century of Irish history, society and culture in the late 20th and early 21st century through the lens of the Rising. Paper submissions with an Irish dimension are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research in the fields of

- History and Society
- Cultural Studies, Literature and Linguistics
- Political and Social Sciences

Submissions must describe substantial, original, and unpublished work. All submissions will be judged on originality, significance, and relevance to the conference. The duration of each paper (regardless of the number of contributors per paper) will be limited to 15-20 minutes. The conference will be conducted in English only. All panel rooms will be equipped with PowerPoint facilities.
Please send an abstract of 250‐300 words, together with biographical background information of 50‐100 words by 31 March 2015 to:
Applicants will be informed of the outcome by email no later than 1st of May. Those offered places must confirm their participation within 14 days, after which places may be offered to applicants on the reserve list. Participants in the Conference will be asked to submit a 7.000-8.000 word paper before 15th of September. The Conference has no fees and will provide coffee/tea breaks and lunches. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. Further information will be made available in due time. However, participants need to secure their own funding to participate in this conference.

The conference aims to bring together distinguished scholars and younger researchers from cultural studies, history, literature, linguistics, political science and sociology. In organising this international conference we seek to contribute to the further development of an international network of scholars working on Irish studies and to promote the publication of outputs such as co-edited books or special issues of international journals. For those speakers interested in such a publication, information will be given by the Organizing Committee during the conference.

The Organizing Committee:
Lorenzo Bosi (Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Scuola Normale Superiore),
Fiorenzo Fantaccini (Dipartimento di Lingue, Università di Firenze),
Dieter Reinisch (Department of History & Civilization, European University Institute),



Dieter Reinisch

European University Institute, Department of History & Civilization
Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121, 50133 Florenz, Italien
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