2013 ECIS Annual Conference Programme

St Mary’s Cloister
South Campus
NUI Maynooth

Friday, 7 June
3.00 – 4.00 Registration
4.00   Welcome
4.15 The Annual Alan Harrison Lecture
  Pádraig Ó Macháin, University College Cork: “Poets, manuscripts and the political text in the eighteenth century” 
5.15 – 7.00  Session A: History, Property and Conflict Session B: Spectacle, Song and Story
  Sylvie Kleinman, Trinity College Dublin: “Ireland’s ‘Minister plenipotentiary planning a revolution’: Theobald Wolfe Tone’s mission to France, Irish sovereignty and the first ‘Total War’, 1796 -1798.”  Conrad Brunström, National University of Ireland:  Maynooth “Henry Murphy, and the Hibernicised Plains of Abraham”
  Patrick Walsh, University College London: “The view from on the ‘Irish Station’: Ireland and the Royal Navy, c. 1700-1782” Martin Molony, Dublin City University: “Stretch’s Show” 
  Eoin Kinsella, University College Dublin:  “‘The title was always in peril’: Collusive discovery on the Mahon estate, Co. Galway” David O’Shaughnessy, Trinity College Dublin: “One of the blockheads of the kingdom’?: Frederick Pilon in London”
  Finola O’Kane, Harvard University: “Landscape and Revolution in Ireland and America 1770-1800”  Vincent Morley, Independent Scholar: “The ‘Wild Geese’ in Irish song and verse” 
Saturday, 8 June 
9.00-10.45 Session C:  Burke and Goldsmith Session D: Empire and War
  Joseph Pappin III, University of South Carolina: “Edmund Burke’s Politics of Representation, Reform and Emancipation: Ireland in the 1790s” John Mcaleer, University of Southampton:“‘This Ultima Thule’: The Cape of Good Hope, Ireland and Global Networks of Empire.”
  David Clare, National University of Ireland Galway: “Irish Writers, Ally Croker, Bridget and the Countess of Sligo: Hibernian Presences in Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer Matthew Gertken, University of Texas-Austin: “Jonathan Swift and the Global Balance of Power” 
  Sato Sora, University of Edinburgh: “Edmund Burke’s View of Irish History” Liam Lenihan, University College Cork: “Gulliver’s Wars and Uncle Toby’s Peace: Scepticism and Spectatorship”
  Michael Griffin, University of Limerick: “Oliver Goldsmith’s Seven Years War”  Declan Kavanagh, National University of Ireland Maynooth: “Bog Men: Imaging Irishness in Seven Years’ War Political Literature” 
10.45-11.00   Coffee
11.00  Plenary
  Luke Gibbons, National University of Ireland Maynooth: “Reflections on the Slave Trade: James Barry, Art and Abolition” 
12.00  Annual General Meeting
1.00  Lunch
2.00-3.45  Session E:  Huguenots Session F:  Ireland and the wider world
  Jane McKee: “The Dublin Refuge at the beginning of the eighteenth century”
Timothy Murtagh, Trinity College Dublin: “Irish popular protest in a geopolitical context.”
  Marie Léoutre, University College Dublin: “Linen, wool and Huguenots in eighteenth century Ireland” Kayoko Yukimura, Trinity College Dublin: “Establishment of Kinsale royal yard in a geopolitical context”
  Angelique Day: “A very unsophisticated and practical mind’? Making a home in Ireland; towards re-reading the delaCherois correspondence 1720s-1780.” Rebecca Campion, National University of Ireland Maynooth: “National identity and the Grand Tourist: the chequered travelling career of Frederick Hervey, the Earl Bishop (1730-1803)”
  Randolph Vigne: “These poor men will soon make us rich.’ The economic basis of the second Huguenot ‘Projet d’Irlande’, 1750-3” Suzanne Forbes,  University College Dublin: “Irish attitudes to the War of Spanish Succession”
3.45-4.15 Coffee
4.15-5.45    Session G:  Swift Session H:   Derry, City of Culture
  Moyra Haslett, Queens University Belfast: Reading A Letter from the Grand Mistress of the Female Free-masons (1724) Frank Ferguson, University of Ulster: “Laggan Song, Derry Airs and Leinster Print: The First Ulster-Scots Literary Renaissance”
  Clíona Ó Gallchoir, University College Cork: “Patriotism, Masculinity and Irish Economic Discourse in the Eighteenth Century” Willa Murphy, University of Ulster: “Satisfied with the Marrow and the Fatness:  The Epicurean Theology of Frederick Hervey, Earl Bishop of Derry”
  Brendan Twomey, Independent Scholar: “Managing Swift’s fortune”  James Ward, University of Ulster: “Globalizing Farquhar: The Recruiting Officer in the penal colony” 
6.00 Plenary
  Clare Jackson, University of Cambridge: “Jonathan Swift’s Peace of Utrecht” 
7.30  Conference Banquet, Pugin Hall, South Campus
Sunday, 9 June
10.00 Tour of Carton House: Meet at the main gate of the South Campus at 9.45am