New Directions in Irish History Conference

Event Details

  • Event date: 22/02/2019 – 23/02/2019
  • Venue: Teeside University
  • CFP Deadline: 04/01/2019

The Decade of Commemorations has brought about an unprecedented flowering of research in Irish history. The purpose of this conference is to pose the question: where next? This conference will incorporate papers exhibiting fresh theoretical perspectives and innovative methodologies encompassing papers on a wide range of themes and subject-matter from early-career researchers.


The conference will take place at Teesside University on 22-23 February 2019. Keynote speakers will be Dr Erika Hanna (University of Bristol) and Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid (University of Sheffield).


We invite early-career researchers from across the discipline to contribute to the ongoing methodological and theoretical diversification of Irish history by presenting their research at this conference. We are open to perspectives which broaden and expand the interpretive remit of the discipline. Subjects of papers could include, but are, by no means, limited to:


  • Women, gender, sexualities and masculinities in Ireland.
  • Ireland in global, transnational, colonial and postcolonial context.
  • The use of oral, material and visual culture as historical sources.
  • Intellectual history.
  • Popular religious and political cultures.
  • Commemoration, memory and post-memory.
  • The self, emotions and interiority.
  • Ritual, performance and musicology.
  • Migration and diasporic histories.
  • Archaeology and the landscape.
  • New perspectives on Irish historiography.


It is our hope that these fresh perspectives will enable us to better understand the complex range of intellectual forces that continue to shape the development of this constantly evolving discipline.


To be considered as a speaker, please forward an abstract (max: 300 words) and a brief CV to by 4 January 2019. Any informal queries can also be sent to this address. Abstracts should include a clear title and should indicate how the proposed paper addresses the conference theme of ‘New Directions in Irish history.’


Each speaker will be allocated 20-minutes to present their research, with 10-minutes set aside for questions.


For more information about the North East of England–Historians of Ireland (NEE-HIP) network,  launched to facilitate professional engagement and exchange of ideas among the growing number of early-career researchers working in the region, visit our blog:


This event is generously supported by Teesside University and the British Association of Irish Studies (BAIS).


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