Ten Reasons to go to the 2014 ECIS Annual Conference

Moyra Haslett has been busy organising the 2014 Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference which will take place on 6-8 June 2014 – that’s only two weeks away!  It’s going to be a great weekend and here are just a few of the highlights to tempt you to join us all in Armagh for this year’s conference.

  1. You can go to a special panel on eighteenth-century archbishops.
  2. You can go to a special panel on Jonathan Swift and Armagh.
  3. Be one of the first to see the newly refurbished rooms of the Bishop’s Palace (now owned by Armagh District and City Council), venue of the conference wine reception on 6 June which is kindly sponsored by the Lord Mayor’s Office.
  4. Armagh Public Library and the Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich library will be displaying a selection of manuscripts and books related to eighteenth-century Ireland throughout the conference.
  5. A walking tour of Armagh’s Georgian buildings will be led by architectural historian Kevin Mulligan on 8 June.
  6. Professor Aileen Douglas of Trinity College Dublin will giving a plenary paper about ‘Women, Enlightenment and the Novel’.
  7. Professor Patrick Crotty from the University of Aberdeen will be giving a plenary paper entitled, ‘A Peregrination Around Captain Grose’.
  8. Professor David Hayton of Queen’s University Belfast will be giving a plenary paper entitled, ‘The world of the Drapier: Swift’s Irish landscape in old age’.
  9. A great selection of papers will be presented at the conference including three exciting postgraduate papers from Heather McKendry, Frances Nolan and Joe Lines. The full programme is available here.
  10. You don’t need spend time thinking about how to get to Armagh or where to stay once you’re there because if you click here, you will see that Moyra has figured all of that out for you. She’s also negotiated some great deals on accommodation.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? If you haven’t registered yet, you can register online now by following this link. Or if you’ve any questions, feel free to comment below or send Moyra an email at [email protected]