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The conference was supported by the UCC School of English, the UCC School of History and Scoil Léann na Gaeilge, UCC.
Plenary lectures were delivered by Professor Aileen Douglas of Trinity College Dublin and Professor David Hayton of Queen’s University Belfast. The annual Alan Harrison Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Patrick Crotty of the University of Aberdeen. The conference ended with a walking tour of Georgian buildings in Armagh led by Kevin Mulligan.
- Click here to download the 2014 conference flyer
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- Click here to view an ECIS blog post with photos of the event
The 2014 conference was generously supported by the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, QUB.
2013 marked the tercentenary of the Treaty of Utrecht and the 250th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, concluding two of the most ‘global’ wars of the eighteenth century. Accordingly, the theme of the conference was ‘Ireland and Geopolitics’. The strategic situation of Ireland and the Irish in the eighteenth century is reflected in part by the political significance of canonical authors such as Swift and Burke, but also in terms of the diasporic Irish presence across Europe and the Americas, an influence that helped to determine the shifting balance of power between rival states throughout this period. Plenary speakers included: Pádraig Ó Macháin, University College Cork; Luke Gibbons, National University of Ireland Maynooth; Clare Jackson, University of Cambridge. Click here to view the full conference programme.
The 2013 Eighteenth-Century Ireland Conference was supported by An Foras Feasa and Marsh’s Library.
In February 2004, the Society also successfully hosted its second one-day conference at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on the fortunes of the Irish language in the long eighteenth century.