Tudor & Stuart Ireland organises a major two-day interdisciplinary conference in August each year, which provides opportunities for scholars at all stages of their career to present and discuss their research on Ireland or the Irish abroad during the Tudor & Stuart periods. We particularly encourage participation from postgraduate and early-career scholars. As an interdisciplinary gathering, the conference has evolved into an integral feature of the scholarly landscape of early-modern Ireland studies. We strive to create a genuinely collegial atmosphere at which attendees can network, exchange ideas or simply catch up.
The first Tudor & Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference was organised by Suzanne Forbes, Neil Johnston and Eoin Kinsella and held at University College Dublin in 2011, with UCD also hosting in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 the organisers and advisory committee realised an ambition to create a ‘roving’ conference that would rotate among Irish higher education and cultural institutions, enabling postgraduates to gain experience in conference organisation and expanding the conference’s scholarly network. Maynooth University hosted the 2014 and 2015 editions, with NUI Galway the venue in 2016 and 2017. In 2018 the conference moved to Queen’s University, Belfast, and to Trinity College Dublin in 2019. Dublin Castle will host the 10th edition on 21st and 22nd August 2020.
The Tudor & Stuart Ireland Advisory Committee oversees the general operation of the conference series, manages digital dissemination of conference proceedings, website and social media outlets, and provides support to the organisers of the annual conference. It also develops and implements strategic goals to ensure the longevity of the conference series.
The committee welcomes proposals for future collaboration from individuals, societies, and institutions in Ireland and beyond. The committee can be contacted by emailing the secretary, Dr Neil Johnston, at email@example.com.
Tudor & Stuart Ireland Advisory Committee Members
Dr Eoin Kinsella (President)
Dr Neil Johnston (Secretary)
Dr Evan Bourke (Treasurer)
Dr Frances Nolan (Communications Officer)
Dr Suzanne Forbes
Dr Bronagh McShane
Dr Jessica Cunningham
Dr Jeffrey Cox
To contact the organisers of past conferences, or the committee members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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