Annual Conference Programme 2023

*Please note that this programme is provisional and subject to change
*Last update 23 May 2023

An Aoine/Friday, 16 Meitheamh/June

Clárú & Caife/Registration & Coffee: 0930h – 1030h [Seomra/Room D203]

Fáilte & Oscailt na Comhdhála/Welcome and Conference Opening: 1030h – 1040h [Seomra/Room D210]
Dr Charles I. McGrath, Uachtarán/President ECIS

Seisiún/Session 1:  1045h – 1230h

Painéal/Panel 1A: Pope, pay and publicity [Seomra/Room D205]

  • Ed Kearns, UG: ‘The financial impact of Alexander Pope’s hiatus from Covent Garden, 1789-1792’
  • Jennifer Buckley, UG: ‘The Popes’ salaries: career trajectories and the gender pay gap’
  • Leo Shipp, UG: ‘Non-salary payments to the Popes’
  • Kandice Sharren, UG: ‘Pope, his wives and their portrayal in The New Monthly Magazine & Universal Register

Painéal/Panel 1B: Mapping and military matters [Seomra/Room D204]

  • Andrew Dorman, TCD: ‘The quality of soldiers and their barracks in eighteenth-century Ireland’
  • Martin McMahon, UCD: ‘Oxmantown: The birth of a Barracks’
  • Suzanne Forbes, OU: ‘Mapping Ireland’s historic army barracks’
  • Luke Murphy, DkIT: ‘Cartography and the landed estates of north Louth’

Lón/Lunch: 1230h – 1345h

Léacht Alan Harrison Lecture: 1345h – 1445h [Seomra/Room D210]

Professor Mícheál Mac Craith ofm: ‘Politics and religion in Gaelic literature 1641-1766’

Seisiún/Session 2:  1445h – 1615h

Painéal/Panel 2A: Pursuits and pastimes [Seomra/Room D205]

  • Emma Lyons, UCD: ‘Horse racing and politics in eighteenth-century Ireland’
  • Conor Lucey, UCD: ‘Visiting tickets and social networking in eighteenth-century Dublin’

Painéal/Panel 2B: Edgeworth, children’s literature, and the female diary [Seomra/Room D204]

  • Sonja Lawrenson, MMU: ‘Maria Edgeworth and the limits of Irish transnationalism’
  • Clíona Ó Gallchoir, UCC: ‘Enlightenment, experimental education and early children’s literature in Edgeworthstown House, c.1782-1802.’
  • Amy Prendergast, TCD: ‘Vulnerability, power dynamics, and non-consensual touch: The diary as testimony’

Caife/Coffee: 1615h – 1645h [Seomra/Room D203]

Seisiún/Session 3:  1645h – 1745h

Painéal/Panel 3A: Intelligent writing and writing intelligence [Seomra/Room D205]

  • Sylvie Kleinman, TCD: ‘When I am writing … Theobald Wolfe Tone’s egodocuments, literary fame, and projecting Enlightenment mindfulness into Irish historical culture’
  • Tim Murtagh, TCD: ‘Ireland and the Home Office, 1782-1820: the birth of an intelligence state’

Painéal/Panel 3B: A case of Catholic endurance, and ‘satiric allegory’ in Swift  [Seomra/Room D204]

  • Brendan Twomey, TCD: ‘The case of Patrick Hurley: Elite Catholic stratagems of resistance, accommodation and endurance in the early decades of the “Protestant ascendancy”‘
  • Sean D. Moore, NHU: ‘Swift, Counterfeiting, and the ‘Drapier’s Letters’ as a Police Operation’

Dinnéar na Comhdhála/Conference Dinner – Il Corvo, Drumcondra: 1830h

An Satharn/Saturday 17 Meitheamh/June

Seisiún/Session 4:  0900h – 1030h

Painéal/Panel 4A: Protestants, Palatines and the Pretender [Seomra/Room D205]

  • Thomas O’Connor, MU: ‘The Irish Colony in mid-18th-century Lisbon’
  • Claire McCormick, UL: ‘Princes, prelates and the Palatines’
  • Bozena Popiolek, Cracow: ‘How to trick the Pretender? Radzivill’s contacts with James Francis Edward Stuart in the mid-eighteenth century’

Painéal/Panel 4B: Spectacle and Caricature [Seomra/Room D204]

  • Alison Fitzgerald, MU, ‘Speculating on spectacle in Georgian Ireland’
  • James Kelly, DCU, ‘William Paulet Carey: caricature and politics in late eighteenth-century Ireland’

10.30h – 1100h Tae/ Caife – Tea /Coffee [Seomra/Room D203]

1100h – 1200h: LÉACHT 2/PLENARY 2 [Seomra/Room D210]

Professor Martyn Powell, University of Bristol

‘Print culture in the speeches of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Warren Hastings and the “Fourth Estate”’

Lón/Lunch: 1200h – 1300h

Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana/Annual General Meeting: 1300h – 1400h [Seomra/Room D203]

Seisiún/Session 5:  1400h – 1530h

Painéal/Panel 5A: Manuscript, print and sermon [Seomra/Room D205]

  • Christopher Lewin, UG: ‘Eighteenth-century sermon writing in Manx and Irish: historical and sociolinguistic context’
  • Liam Mac Mathúna, UCD: ‘Exploring Tadhg Ó Neachtain’s interaction with disparate manuscript and print sources’
  • Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, DCU: ‘Text, translation and teaching: aspects of 18th-century Irish sermons’

Painéal/Panel 5B: Goldsmith and the world of the author [Seomra/Room D204]

  • David Clare, MIC: ‘Oliver Goldsmith’s theatre afterlives: Revivals and adaptations in England and Ireland’
  • Julia Wright, Dalhousie: ‘“What is an author?” Irish literary theory in the 1790s’
  • Ian Campbell Ross, TCD: ‘Oliver Goldsmith’s Indigent Philosopher, The Vicar of Wakefield, and US foreign policy, 1791-1898’

Fáiltiú Scoir/ Closing Reception: 1600h [Seomra/Room D203]