Monday 20 August 2012

Registration open for 19th Australasian Irish Studies conference

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).