Moments of Becoming: Transitions and Transformations in Early Modern Europe
University of Limerick, Ireland, 20-21 November 2015.
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to explore the theme of ‘becoming’ in early modern European and Irish culture. The early modern period itself is often understood as a time of transition, but how did the people of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries experience periods of transformation/transition in their own lives and work, and how were these processes accomplished and accommodated? Conference papers will explore changes to personal, professional, religious or political identity and identifications, as well as understandings of transformations of state, status and nature more broadly.
Plenary Speakers: Professor Daniel Carey (NUI Galway), Professor Raymond Gillespie (Maynooth University), Professor Alison Rowlands (University of Essex).
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on themes that might include:
Transition in religion and politics
- Religious conversion
- Alterations to political sympathies
- Migration and naturalisation
- Becoming a soldier, priest, rebel, martyr, hero or villain
- Acquiring competencies, skills or professional training
- Social mobility, upwards or downwards
- Becoming a parent
- Rites of passage
Transition and the supernatural
- Death and movement to the next world
- Magical and miraculous transformations
Textual and performative transformations
- Responses to societal transitions in poetry and prose
- Transforming texts via translation, printing or performance
- The use of space and material culture in ceremonial/ritual contexts
Please submit an abstract of about 250 words to Richard Kirwan ([email protected]) or Clodagh Tait ([email protected]) before 10th July 2015.
This conference will occur under the auspices of the Limerick Early Modern Forum of the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College. The conference is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme. The organisers plan to publish a volume of essays drawn from the conference papers.
For further information see https://emslimerick.wordpress.com
The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at Queen’s University Belfast is holding a Study Day on Dublin Court Culture on Friday 22 May 2015, from 10:30-5:00, in the Music Building on University Square. All are welcome to attend the papers; complimentary tea and coffee will be provided; £6/£3 tickets (available on the day) offer entrance to lunch and the concluding reception. Registering intentions to attend (for catering purposes) is encouraged.
For this, or any queries, please contact Dr Sarah McCleave, [email protected]
Programme (in Old McMordie Hall, Music building, unless otherwise indicated)
- 10.30-11.00: Coffee and Introduction
- 11.00: David Hayton (Belfast) “Representations of monarchy in early eighteenth-century Ireland.”
- 11:45: Rachel Wilson (QUB): “The vicereines and the court culture of Dublin.”
- 12.30-1.30: Lunch
- 1.30: Estelle Murphy (Maynooth University): “Court music in eighteenth-century Dublin.”
- 2:15: Kevin Mulligan (TCD): “The architecture and decoration of Dublin Castle.”
- 3.00-3.30: Tea
- 3.30-4.15: Andrew Carpenter (UCD): “The literature of the Dublin court.”
- 4.15-4.45: Closing round table, Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, 18 University Square
- 5:00: Reception, Old McMordie Hall, Music.
You are invited to the 2015 CECS Urban Culture Lecture, which takes place on 30 April at 4pm.
The speaker is Dr Anthony Malcolmson, who will present “Nathaniel Clements and the development of north Dublin, c.1730-c.1760.” The venue is Queen’s Film Theatre, Screen 1. University Square, Belfast. No advance booking necessary.
For further information contact:
Dr Sarah McCleave, Director
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
Queen’s University Belfast
The Irish Section of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland is hosting a commemoration of Daniel O’Connell’s duel in 1815 with John d’Esterre on Saturday at 2pm, 11th April in The Palatine Room, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
Patrick Geoghegan of TCD and Lar Joye of the National Museum will be speaking.
Visit the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland – Irish Section website for further details: http://huguenotsinireland.com/
Abstracts of articles and notes from volumes 1-13 (1986-1998) of the ECIS journal Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr are now available on the ECIS website at:
Back issues of the journal may be obtained by contacting the society treasurer, Dr Christina Morin.
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The bursaries will cover registration, special student membership of the Society (including copies of Eighteenth-Century Ireland for 2012 and 2013), and the attendance at the conference dinner.
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The Foro Jovellanos Foundation www.jovellanos.org, would like to warmly encourage you to contribute with an article to its academic Journal Cuadernos Jovellanistas. De la Ilustración a la Modernidad (previously Cuadernos de Investigación).
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Professor James Kelly (St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra) will be delivering a public lecture entitled ‘The Control of Print in Eighteenth Century Ireland’ at the National Print Museum this Thursday, 4 December 2014, at 6.30pm. This event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.
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The Centre Culturel Irlandais / Irish College Paris is offering two Fellowship bursaries to encourage research on its Old Library and Historical archives.
The purpose of the Fellowships is to establish the intellectual and academic value of the holdings.
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Armagh Public Library will host the first ‘Rokeby Lecture’ when Dr Sarah McCleave, Director of the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, will speak on the Georgian musical heritage of Armagh.
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The University of Limerick-Mary Immaculate College Eighteenth-Century Research Group are delighted to announce the following two seminars:
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The launch of a new book by Patrick Walsh, The South Sea Bubble and Ireland: Money, Banking and Investment, 1690-1721 will be held at The National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square on Thursday 20 November 2014 at 6.00pm.
Guest Speaker: Professor Louis Cullen (Trinity College Dublin).
RSVP: [email protected]
The next Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag Annual Conference will be held in University College Cork, 12-14 June 2015.
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The Irish Museums Association 2014 Annual White Lecture, will be held on Wednesday 12 November in Dublin Castle.
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A lecture by Elizabethanne Boran entitled ‘Collecting Medicine in Early Eighteenth-Century Dublin: The Edward Worth Library’, hosted by the History of Medicine Section of RAMI (Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland), will take place at 6.15pm on 17 September at Setanta Place, Dublin 2.
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The conference will take place on 19-21 September.
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The Irish Poet and the Natural World: An Anthology of Verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics. Cork University Press, 2014. 430 pages,
This annotated anthology of poems makes available a rich variety of Irish texts depicting the relationship between humans and the environment between the years 1580 and Continue reading The Irish Poet and the Natural World
‘Censored’ is a series of eight free evening lectures taking place at the National Print Museum from September 2014 to August 2015.
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Registration for the 4th Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference is now open. The conference will take place on 29 & 30 August 2014 at the Iontas Building, North Campus, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Building upon the tremendous success of past conferences, this year’s programme boasts papers on a broad range Continue reading Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference, 29-30 August
A one-day symposium on ‘Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland 1700-1900’ will be held at NUI Galway on 20 February 2015.
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A symposium on ‘Irish Song from its beginnings to 1800’ will be held in Queen’s University Belfast on 18-19 September 2014.
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The ‘Educating the Irish Genius’ international symposium will be held in Kilkenny College on 25-27 July 2014.
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A two-day symposium on ‘Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century’ will be held at the University of Limerick, 28-29 August 2014. The symposium may be of interest to long eighteenth-centuryists working on material from the 1780s, 1790s, and early 1800s. For further information, please download the call for papers here, Continue reading CFP: Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century