Events: SWIFT AND GEORGIAN DUBLIN

As part of the Jonathan Swift Festival, four leading experts on Swift will present short papers (each of 20 minutes’ duration) on aspects of the great man’s life, writings, and relationships.

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019

Location: Marsh’s Library, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin D08 FK79.

Programme

2.00 – 2.15. Welcome by Dr. Bob Mahony of the Swift Foundation, USA.

2.15 – 3.45. Presentations:

‘Swift’s Lost Works and the Confessional State in Queen Anne’s Reign’, by Prof. Ian Higgins (Australian National University, Canberra).

‘Swift in 1719’, by Prof. Norma Clarke (University of Richmond, London).

‘Jonathan Swift and the Pursuit of Happiness’, by Prof. Melinda Rabb (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA).

‘Swift and Gibbon’, by Prof. Jenny Davidson (Columbia University, New York, USA),

3.45 – 4.00. Break

4.00 – 4.20. Response to the four papers by Dr. Nathalie Zimpfer (Université de Paris IV, France).

4.20 – 4.50. Questions and contributions from the audience

5.00 – 6.00. Reception in Marsh’s Library sponsored by the Swift Foundation.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. No advance booking is necessary.

See www.marshlibrary.ie/swift2019/


New Resource: Censorship of British Theatre website

ECIS members may be interested in the new web resource ‘The Censorship of British Theatre, 1737-1843’, available at https://tobeomitted.tcd.ie

The website explores the topic of theatre censorship in Britain 1737-1843. It hosts 40 carefully selected play manuscripts submitted to the Examiner of Plays who had the primary responsibility of safeguarding the morals of theatre audiences after the passage of the Stage Licensing Act of 1737. The manuscripts are drawn from the Larpent Collection (Huntington Library, Los Angeles) and the Lord Chamberlain’s Plays (British Library, London) and have been carefully selected to show the variety of reasons a play might be deemed inappropriate through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Each manuscript is accompanied by an author bio, plot synopsis, reception history, and commentary on the censorship. The editorial apparatus amounts to 95,000 words in total.

Specifically of interest to ECIS members is the inclusion of a number of Irish playwrights and/or plays of Irish interest. These include Thomas Moore, MP; or, The Bluestocking (1811); Elizabeth Griffith, The Platonic Wife (1765); Charles Macklin, Covent Garden Theatre (1752) and The Man of the World (1770); John O’Keeffe, Quarter Day (1800); Anon. Fingal; or, Erin Delivered (1813); Anon. Giovanni in Ireland (1821); and, Joseph Stirling Coyne, The Humours of an Election (1837).

Events: Transformation of Rathfarnham Castle

The conference, ‘Transformation: From Fortified House to Georgian Villa’, will take place at Rathfarnham Castle on 4-5 October 2019. This event will feature a range of speakers discussing the transformation of the building into a fashionable villa in the eighteenth century.

For further information, download the full conference programme here.

A limited number of tickets priced €25/€15 are available at eventbrite.ie (search for ‘Rathfarnham Castle’).

Discount Code: Yale University Press

Yale University Press have recently published some new titles (listed below) that may be of interest to members of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society. These titles are available to members at a 30% discount until 31 October 2019. The discount code is Y2009 and should be entered at the check out on the Yale University Press UK website.

Follow the links below for further information about each title:

Funding opportunity: Keogh-Naughton Library Research Award

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Notre Dame International are pleased to announce the continuation of the Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies. The award provides grant funding to assist scholars who travel to use the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries for research in all aspects of Irish studies.

The Irish Studies collections of the Hesburgh Libraries, primarily print, include a wide-ranging fiction collection, a strong seventeenth- and eighteenth-century print book collection, and collections on Berkeley, Burke and Swift. Lists and descriptions may be found in the research guide, Irish Studies Resources for Graduate Research, and on the Rare Books and Special Collections website.

The award is intended to defray the cost of travel and accommodation for research visits of one to three weeks in duration. The value of the award is normally between $1,500 and $4,000. Awardees may be established scholars, graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. Applications from international locations are encouraged. An important consideration will be the relevance of the Hesburgh Library collections to the proposed research project.

The anticipated time-frame for visits to the Libraries is between December 2019 and June 2020. Applications should be submitted by September 20, 2019. Recipients will be notified by early October.

For more information, please visit: https://irishstudies.nd.edu/news/new-application-cycle-for-the-keough-naughton-library-research-award-in-irish-studies-applications-due-sept-20-2019/

Funding Opportunity: Louth County Archives

Louth County Council invites proposals for research projects on the mercantile, industrial and commercial heritage of Co. Louth (using the Byrne Family of Allardstown as a focal point). Applicants should be suitably qualified researchers, including PhD students, historians, or archivists. Proposals from companies which provide research and writing services are also welcome.

For further information, please visit https://www.louthcoco.ie/en/louth_county_council/latest-news/mercantile-industrial-and-commercial-heritage-research-project.html

Introducing Project Erin: Thomas Moore in Europe

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ERIN documents two of Thomas Moore’s song series – the Irish Melodies (1808-1834) and National Airs (1818-1827) – as well as music inspired by his ‘oriental romance’ Lalla Rookh (1817). ERIN enables the user to track the production and dissemination of these works in Europe, from their respective dates of creation through to 1880. Any contributors to this process (composers, arrangers, editors, illustrators, engravers, publishers, etc.) are indexed or tagged as part of the project. All of ERIN’s resources are now available at www.erin.qub.ac.uk. This website unites the previously available blog and OMEKA resources with some new features, including podcasts and a catalogue that unites the collections of eight European repositories. ERIN was co-produced by Dr Tríona O’Hanlon (Dublin) and Dr Sarah McCleave (Queen’s University Belfast).

To complement ERIN’s launch, the exhibition, ‘Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe’ is on display at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin from 17 June to 23 December 2019. ‘Discovering Thomas Moore’ is curated by Dr Sarah McCleave (Queen’s University Belfast). For further information about this exhibition and a series of complementary lectures on Thomas Moore, visit: https://www.ria.ie/discovering-thomas-moore-ireland-nineteenth-century-europe-0

CFP: EMBODYING ROMANTICISM

The fifth biennial conference of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia will take place in Canberra, Australia on 21-23 November 2019.

The conference theme is ‘Embodying Romanticism’ and proposals are now invited for 20-minute papers on any aspects of Romanticism and embodiment. Proposals may be for individual papers or for panels of 3-4 papers. Postgraduate bursaries are available.

See the conference website for the call for papers and further details:
https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/conferences/rsaa

Seminar: The Irish to the Rescue

A seminar entitled ‘The Irish to the Rescue: the Tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina’s Escape’ will take place on 30 April in Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.

This event is organized on the occasion of the tercentenary of the rescue of the Polish Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska from captivity in Innsbruck in April 1719 by a small group of Irish people and one French woman in a most dramatic fashion.

The rescue itself will be retold and complemented by other perspectives offered by six world-class historians. The seminar will commence with an opening address by Professor Marian Lyons (NUIM) to be followed by papers from Dr Declan Downey (UCD), Dr Jarosław Pietrzak (University of Poznań), Dr Eamonn Ó Ciardha (UU), Dr Aneta Markuszewska (University of Warsaw), Professor Edward Corp (Université Toulouse), Dr Linda Kiernan (TCD), Richard Maher (Rathmines College / TU Dublin).

Tea and coffee will be provided during a short break between panels and wine will be offered at the closing of proceedings.

This example of Franco-Irish-Polish cooperation is generously sponsored by The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin; the Embassy of France in Ireland; the Alliance Française Dublin; Rathmines College of Further Education; The Technological University of Dublin.

This event is free to attend and you can reserve a seat by following the eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-irish-to-the-rescue-the-tercentenary-of-the-polish-princess-clementinas-escape-tickets-56482014225

History Ireland Hedge School

HA Maritime People? A Conversation on the Irish at Sea

With a panel of guest speakers chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland Saturday 16 March 2019, 15:00–16:30 in the vaults, CHQ building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 

In 1986, the prominent maritime historian John de Courcy Ireland wrote: ‘the lives of island peoples like Ireland’s [have] been dominated by the seas encircling them. Yet this fact has been largely ignored by Irish historians.’ This History Ireland Hedge School asks why, three decades later, Ireland’s maritime history and heritage continues to be under-valued. Panellists will reflect on the potential of a better appreciation of Irish maritime history and heritage, to help improve understanding of Ireland’s relationships with the wider world over past centuries and into the future.
Panel: Dr Lar Joye, Dublin Port Authority; Dr David Murphy, Maynooth University; Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan, NUI Galway; Dr Angela Byrne, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. 

All welcome. Booking essential at https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/event/history_ireland_hedge_school_a_maritime_people_a_conversation_on_the_irish

ECIS Postgrad Bursaries 2019

Marsh’s Library PG bursary (EUR300)

A bursary awarded by Marsh’s library in Dublin to the value of EUR300 towards conference costs (this may be used to pay for registration, conference dinner, accommodation and / or travel costs). This bursary is awarded to a student currently registered for PhD study and who has a paper accepted for the conference. Please signal when submitting an abstract that you would like to be considered for the Marsh’s Library bursary.

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society bursaries (conference registration, conference dinner, and EICS membership)

Three ECIS bursaries for a student currently registered for PhD study and who has a paper accepted for the conference. Please signal when submitting an abstract that you would like to be considered for an ECIS PG bursary. These bursaries cover the following costs: conference fee, conference dinner, one year’s membership of the Society (including copies of the Society’s Journal, Eighteenth-Century Ireland Vol. 31 and Vol. 32).

PhD students should apply to present at the ECIS 2019 conference in the usual way and include with their abstract a short statement (maximum 500 words) on why presenting at the conference is important for your research.

A panel comprising three members of the executive committee of the Society will review all applications after the deadline for papers (Monday 29th April 2019) and will notify successful applicants by email on Friday 10 May.

Submission of proposals for papers

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Moyra Haslett (m.haslett@qub.ac.uk) before Monday 29 April 2019. Proposals should include: name, institutional affiliation, paper title, and a 250-word abstract. See our annual conference page for full details of the Call for Papers. Prospective speakers will be notified of a decision by Monday 6 May 2019.

CFP: 2019 ECIS Annual Conference

Proposals are now invited for twenty-minute papers (in English or Irish) on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland, including its history, literature, language, and culture.

There is no specific conference theme, but proposals for papers and panels addressing the following topics will be particularly welcome:

  • Eighteenth-century Belfast
  • Ireland and Europe
  • Music and performance

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Moyra Haslett (m.haslett@qub.ac.uk) before Monday 29 April 2019. Proposals should include: name, institutional affiliation, paper title, and a 250-word abstract.

Prospective speakers will be notified of a decision by Monday 6 May 2019.

Cuirfear fáilte ar leith roimh pháipéir agus/nó roimh phainéil iomlána i nGaeilge ar ghné ar bith de shaol agus de shaíocht na Gaeilge san Ochtú Céad Déag. Iarrtar ar dhaoine ar mhaith leo páipéar 20 nóiméad a léamh, teideal an pháipéir mar aon le hachoimre ghairid (250 focal) a sheoladh chuig Moyra Haslett (m.haslett@qub.ac.uk) roimh 29 Aibreán 2019. Cuirfear scéala chuig cainteoirí roimh an Luan an 6 Bealtaine 2019.

Download the call for papers

A.C. Elias Research Travel Fellowship 2019

The A.C. Elias Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship of ASECS, with $2500 in annual funding, supports “documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800),” by enabling North American-based scholars to pursue research in Ireland and Irish-based scholars, in North America.  Projects conducting original research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland qualify for consideration, but recipients must be members of ASECS with permanent residence in the United States or Canada or be members of its Irish sister organization, the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, with residence in Ireland. Prize winners are chosen by an independent jury from different disciplines and applications are evaluated by several anonymous readers in the applicant’s field.

The next A.C. Elias Jr. Research Travel Fellowship will be awarded at the end of 2019, with applications due on 15 November 2019 to the fellowship’s two trustees: 

Dr. Jason McElligott, Director, Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Ireland (jason.mcelligott@marshlibrary.ie) and Dr. James May (jem4@psu.edu), 1423 Hillcrest Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603, USA.

Applications should consist of the coversheet downloaded at the ASECS travel-fellowship website (https://asecs.press.jhu.edu/general%20site/travelgr.html), a short curriculum vitae, a narrative description of the project (3 pp. or less, treating its contribution to the field and work done and to be done during the proposed research period), a one-page bibliography of related studies, a short budget, and two signed letters of recommendation.

Further information is available at ASECS’s website or from the trustees. 

Public lecture: Rags, Riches & Recycling

RDS Library & Archives invites you to attend the RDS Library Speaker Series talk ‘Rags, Riches & Recycling; the Dublin Society’s encouragement of art & artefacts, 1731-1781’ by Dr Claudia Kinmouth on Wednesday 31 October at 6.30pm in the RDS Library, followed by a wine reception.

Dr Claudia Kinmouth, author and design historian, is the recipient of the RDS Library & Archives Research Bursary 2018. She is Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellow, NUI Galway and was elected a member of the RIA in March 2018. Her previous publications include Irish Rural Interiors in Art (2006) and Irish Country Furniture 1770-1950 (1993)

Please RSVP via email
library desk@rds.ie
or call +353 (0)1 2407254

Bookings can also be made online: http://www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/37038

Book Launch: Swift’s Irish Political Writings after 1725

Irish Political Writings after 1725: A Modest Proposal and Other Works edited by David Hayton and Adam Rounce is the latest volume of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift and the first fully annotated edition of Swift’s Irish prose writings from 1726 to 1737.

The book will be launched at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at Armagh Robinson Library. Professor Andrew Carpenter will be guest speaker at the event and there will be an opportunity to purchase copies of the book, signed by Professor David Hayton.

Refreshments will be kindly provided by Ulster University.

RSVP by 21 September 2018 via e-mail: admin@armaghrobinsonlibrary.co.uk or telephone: 028 37523142

CFP: Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley

Scholars in any academic discipline are invited to submit abstracts of papers to be presented at the Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley conference, to be held in Trinity College Dublin, 5 and 6 April 2019.

George Berkeley’s Treatise concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) and Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous (1713) are standard texts in the philosophy curricula of most European and American universities. No other Irish philosopher, and no other work of Berkeley’s, has achieved this ‘canonical’ status. However, there was a vibrant philosophical scene in Ireland in Berkeley’s lifetime, to which Berkeley was far from the only contributor. Studying this broader Irish philosophical discussion will improve our understanding of Berkeley and also of early modern philosophy more generally.

The Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley conference will include general exploration of the intellectual culture of early modern Ireland as well as examination of specific thinkers with significant connections to Ireland active during Berkeley’s lifetime (1685–1753). Such figures include Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh (1615–1691); Robert Boyle (1627–1691); Michael Moore (c. 1639–1726); William King (1650–1729); William Molyneux (1656–1698); Edward Synge (1659–1741); Jonathan Swift (1667–1745); John Toland (1670–1722); Peter Browne (d. 1735); and Francis Hutcheson (1694–1746).

Invited speakers will include:

• Lisa Downing, Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University, USA
• Eric Schliesser, Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
• Kate Davison, Lecturer in Long Eighteenth-Century History, University of Sheffield, UK
Approximately nine additional papers will be selected by anonymous review of submitted abstracts.

We welcome abstracts from scholars in any discipline addressing one or more of the following issues:

• The Irish context of Berkeley’s philosophy.
• The philosophical work of other Irish thinkers active during Berkeley’s lifetime.
• The reception within Ireland of other philosophical figures, ideas, and movements.
• The reception of Irish philosophy outside Ireland.

Particular preference will be given to papers that address figures and/or topics outside the currently recognized philosophical ‘canon’, including the work of early modern women.
Papers presented at the conference will be published as part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements series, Cambridge University Press.

Abstracts should be submitted by 15 October, 2018. Full details, including submission instructions, are available at: http://www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/events/IPAB/.

Participants and attendees may also be interested in attending Berkeleian Minds: Will and Understanding, to be held at the University of York on 2 and 3 April (https://philevents.org/event/show/63750).

Primary sponsorship for this conference is provided by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, together with the Mind Association. Additional support is provided by the Trinity Long Room Hub Making Ireland Research Theme and the Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin.

A. C. Elias Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowships for 2018

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) has awarded A.C. Elias, Jr., Irish-American Research Travel Fellowships for 2018 to Kelly J. Hunnings, a Ph.D. Student at the University of New Mexico and Kevin Murphy, a Ph.D student at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Both scholars are writing dissertations that require research into primary eighteenth-century materials in Ireland. Ms. Hunnings’s will travel to Ireland during the summer of 2018 to work on a research project entitled “Ireland and the Laboring-Class Poetic Tradition: The Ecology of the Domestic in Mary Barber’s Verse.” Mr. Murphy’s research trip to Ireland will involve masonic records in Dublin and Cork and the Rebellion Papers at the National Library for a project entitled “Coercion and Sworn Bond in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic.”

The A. C. Elias, Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship, with $2500 in annual funding, supports “documentary scholarship on Ireland in the period between the Treaty of Limerick (1691) and the Act of Union (1800), by enabling North American-based scholars to travel to Ireland and Irish-based scholars to travel to North America”. Projects conducting original research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland qualify for consideration, but recipients must be either (1) members of ASECS who have permanent residence in the United States or Canada, or (2) members of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, residing in Ireland.

The closing date for the next A. C. Elias, Jr. Irish-American Research Travel Fellowship is 15 November 2018. Applications should be sent to the fellowship’s two trustees: Dr. Jason McElligott, The Keeper, Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Ireland (jason.mcelligott@marshlibrary.ie) and Dr. James May (jem4@psu.edu; 1423 Hillcrest Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, USA).

Applications must consist of:
• The coversheet downloaded from the ASECS website: https://asecs.press.jhu.edu/general%20site/travelgr.html
• A short curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages)
• A description of the project to be undertaken (no more than 3 pages, treating its contribution to the field and work to be done during the proposed research period)
• A one-page bibliography of related books and articles
• An indicative budget for the research trip
• Two signed letters of recommendation.

Further information is available from the trustees, Dr McElligott and Dr May, at the email addresses listed above.

CFP: Charles Macklin and the Making of Georgian Theatre

A conference entitled ‘Charles Macklin and the Making of Georgian Theatre’ will take place at the Notre Dame London Gateway, 1 Suffolk St, London on 22-23 June 2018.

Abstracts (max 500 words) for 3-5,000 word papers on Macklin’s life and career should be sent, with a short biography, to both Ian Newman (inewman@nd.edu) and David O’Shaughnessy (doshaug@tcd.ie) by 31 March 2018.

Download the CFP for further information.

Events: 2018 Irish Seminar

The Notre Dame Keough-Naughton Institute’s 2018 interdisciplinary IRISH Seminar will take place in Dublin & Kylemore on 11-29 June 2018. The theme of this year’s seminar is ‘Ireland 1600-1800: Kingdom, Colony, Union, Empire’.

For information on the schedule, application process, and fees, please visit international.nd.edu/irishseminar

Please note that the deadline for applications is 22 February.

Book Launch: James Kelly’s Food Rioting in Ireland

The launch of Prof. James Kelly’s new book Food Rioting in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: The ‘Moral Economy’ and the Irish Crowd will take place in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on Thursday 30 November 2017.

Food rioting, one of the most studied manifestations of purposeful protest internationally, was practised in Ireland for a century and a half between the early eighteenth century and 1860. This book provides a fully documented account of this phenomenon, and seeks to lay the foundations for a more structured analysis of popular protest during a period when riotous behaviour was normative. Though the study challenges E.P. Thompson’s influential contention that there was no ‘moral economy’ in Ireland because Ireland did not provide the populace with the ‘political space’ in which they could bring pressure to bear on the elite, its primary achievement is, by demonstrating the enduring character of food rioting, to move the crowd from the periphery to the centre. In the process, it offers a rereading of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Irish history, and of the public response to the Great Famine.

The book will be launched by Cormac Ó Gráda, Professor Emeritus, School of Economics, University College Dublin.

RSVP (acceptance only) Four Courts Press | info@fourcourtspress.ie
If you are unable to attend the launch but would still like to purchase a copy
of this book, please contact Four Courts Press directly at 01 453 4668.

To learn more about this book, visit the Four Courts Press website at
http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2017/food-rioting-in-ireland/

CFP: 32nd Irish Conference of Historians, UCC, April 2018

The 32nd Irish Conference of Historians will take place at University College Cork on 26-28 April 2018.

Proposals for papers/panels that address topics relating to the history of sex, sexuality and reproduction, in Ireland and across the world, from antiquity to the 1990s, are now invited. The conference is open to new researchers and established scholars.

For further information, please visit the website of the Irish Committee of Historical Sciences.

 

CFP: Silence in eighteenth-century arts, history and philosophy

The International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) is pleased to announce the 2018 International Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth-Century Scholars.

Formerly called the East-West Seminar, the International Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth-Century Scholars brings together young researchers from a number of countries each year. The 2018 meeting will take place in Viterbo, Italy and will be organized by Prof.Francesca Saggini and the Dipartimento di studi linguistico-letterari, storico-filosofici e giuridici – DISTU.

Proposals for papers on the subject of the forms, representations and modalities of silence in the eighteenth century, are now invited for presentation at the 2018 International Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth-Century Scholars. Colleagues from all fields of eighteenth-century studies are invited to submit abstracts for this one-week event.

For further details, follow this link to download the call for papers.

CFP: Special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840 (Spring 2019)

Papers are now invited for publication in a special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840 (Spring 2019), guest edited by Elizabeth Neiman and Tina Morin.

500 word abstracts due by 31 October 2017; first full drafts of 6,000-9,000 words due by May 2018. Please email submissions to Elizabeth Neiman (Elizabeth.Neiman@maine.edu) AND Tina Morin (Christina.Morin@ul.ie).

Follow this link to download the full CFP.

Events: Collective action, popular politics and policing 1700-1850

A symposium entitled ‘Collective action, popular politics and policing in Ireland and Great Britain, 1700-1850’ will take place at the Humanities Institute, University College Dublin on Friday, 1 September 2017.

The event is being chaired by David Hayton and Ivar McGrath and speakers will include Ewen Cameron, Iain Channing, James Kelly, Richard McMahon, Ruth Paley, Martyn Powell, and Timothy Watt.

For further information download the programme here, or contact the organiser, Timothy Watt, at timothy.watt@ucd.ie.

Registration for ECIS Annual Conference closing 4 June

Online registration for the 2017 Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference will close at 5pm on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

The conference will take place in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on 8-9 June 2017.

It is being held this year alongside the major international conference, Swift350, which is taking place to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift across two venues: Trinity College Dublin and Marsh’s Library.

Delegates registered for the ECIS conference may attend all of the Swift350 sessions.

To register now, please visit our Annual Conference page.

CFP: ‘Swift Today’ conference in Sofia University

A conference entitled ‘Swift Today: His Legacy from the Enlightenment to Modern-Day Politics’ will take place in Sofia University on 30 November – 1 December 2017.

The conference will be conducted in English. Abstracts of proposed papers (300 words) are now invited and can be submitted to the organisers at swifttodaysofia@gmail.com by 1 August 2017.

For further details, follow this link to download the full CFP.

 

CFP: Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce that the sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar, Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, will be held in Brisbane, Australia, at Griffith University and the University of Queensland on the 13th to 15th December 2017.

The following keynote speakers will be presenting at the conference:

  • Deidre Lynch (Harvard University)
  • Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire)
  • Georgia Cowart (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)

The Call for Papers is available to view on the ANZSECS website at the following link:

https://anzsecs.com/conference/natures-and-spaces-of-enlightenmentcall-for-papers/

Proposals on any aspect of the long eighteenth century related to the conference theme are welcome.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st August.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact one of the organisers:

Peter Denney (p.denney@griffith.edu.au) or Lisa O’Connell (l.oconnell@uq.edu.au).

ECIS Annual Conference 2017

The 2017 ECIS Annual Conference will take place in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on 8-9 June 2017.

It is being held this year alongside the major international conference, Swift350, which is taking place to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift across two venues: Trinity College Dublin and Marsh’s Library.

Four plenaries will be delivered across the two conferences by Prof. Moyra Haslett (Queen’s University Belfast), Prof. Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales), Prof. James Woolley (Lafayette College) and Prof. Ian McBride (University of Oxford).

Delegates registered for the ECIS conference may attend all of the Swift350 sessions.

To view the full programme or to register online, please visit our Annual Conference page.

Please note that online registration will close on 4 June.

Exhibition and public talk on eighteenth-century women’s writing

Armagh Public Library is currently hosting an exhibition of eighteenth-century women’s writing, featuring a number of the printed books held in the library’s collection. The exhibition runs until the end of March.

In association with the exhibition, the Armagh Public Library is also hosting the following public talk to celebrate International Women’s Day:

  • ‘”The Age of Female Authors”: eighteenth-century women’s writing in the Armagh Public Library’
  • Professor Moyra Haslett (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • 7.30pm, Wednesday 8th March
  • Armagh Public Library

All are welcome!