Call for Papers/ Gairm ar Pháipéir

Heritage, Healing and Home

Dúchas, Leigheas agus Baile

 

As we mark 1500 years since the birth of Colm Cille (St Columba), we are delighted to invite

Irish Studies scholars to gather in Derry, the ancient walled city and homeplace of peace-maker

John Hume to reflect on the themes of Heritage, Healing and Home.

 

So hope for a great sea-change

on the far side of revenge.

Believe that a further shore

is reachable from here.

Believe in miracles

and cures and healing wells.

 

 Excerpt from “The Cure at Troy” by Seamus Heaney

From where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coast, we issue a transatlantic call for papers and panel proposals in all areas of Irish Studies, with particular interest in topics related to this year’s themes Heritage, Healing and Home.

 

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

Healing

  • Peace & Conflict

  • Peace Processes

  • Tolerance

  • Social Justice, Equality and Accountability

Heritage

  • Transatlantic connections; Ireland & America

  • Place attachment, nostalgia and shared memory

  • Reviving the Cultural Space

  • Legacy and “Post conflict” Thought, Literature, Drama

Home

  • A New Ireland

  • Multi-cultural Ireland

  • Black Lives in Ireland

  • Unheard Stories

  • Constitutional Change: Partition, Sovereignty, Brexit

and Submissions on other topics are also welcome

Fáiltímid roimh pháipéir as Gaeilge.

 

In these times, the conference will be a hybrid event with options for in-person attendance (local and international rules and regulations allowing) or virtual attendance. Conference events will include performances by local artists and physical or virtual tours of local landmarks and cultural institutions.

The presenting author will have the opportunity to select the presentation format (live or virtual) early next year.

 

Individual papers and panel submissions (3-4 participants) are welcomed, as are proposals for presentations in non-traditional formats such as roundtables (up to 5 presenters).  Proposals should be submitted via the links/buttons below. Only one proposal submission is allowed per presentation type. 

Individual Paper Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should be 250 words in length and should include a brief (100-word) bio of the presenter. One individual abstract per person can be submitted.

Panel Submission Guidelines:
- Submitted under one title and one theme (to ensure cohesive presentations)
- Time slot: 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Maximum number of presenters 4: (e.g. 4x15 min plus 15 mins for discussion)
- Please note, only one panel per person can be submitted.
- A panel overview/description (250 words) has to be submitted alongside the abstracts of the individual presentations.
- Requirement for short supporting abstract for each presentation; Each of the supporting abstract texts should include no more than 350 words (including abstract title & co-authors of individual abstracts).

Roundtable Submission Guidelines:

- Submitted under one title and one theme (to ensure cohesive presentations)
- Time slot: 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Maximum number of presenters: 5
- Please note, only one roundtable per person can be submitted.
- A roundtable overview/description (250 words) has to be submitted alongside the abstracts of the individual presentations.
- Requirement for short supporting abstract for each presentation; Each of the supporting abstract texts should include no more than 350 words (including abstract title & co-authors of individual abstracts).

Please note that participation in ACIS 2021 is available only to American Conference for Irish Studies members in good standing. Details on joining ACIS or renewing your membership can be found at www.acisweb.org.

Submission Deadline: 15th December 2020, 5 PM (GMT)

Please email acis2021@abbey.ie should you have any queries.