The 19th Australasian Irish Studies conference has been announced. It will be held at the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand from 6pm Wednesday 7 November to 2.30pm Saturday 10 November 2012. The theme of the conference is ‘Global Ireland’.
Several evening social events are being planned to coincide with the conference. These include a wine reception following the opening keynote lecture, an evening debate on 'An Irish identity is better than a Scottish identity' followed by a wine reception, and a conference dinner. Among the Keynote Lectures are Professor Graham Walker (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Professor Cormac Ó Gráda (University College, Dublin).
Full details of the provisional programme can be found here. Costs for the full conference (Wed-Sat) are NZ$230 (approx €150). Daily admission NZ$125 (approx €82).