New Collection: Famine Pots: The Choctaw-Irish Gift Exchange, 1847-Present Edited by LeAnne Howe & Padraig Kirwan. Cork University Press

Famine Pots: The Choctaw-Irish Gift Exchange, 1847-Present Edited by LeAnne Howe and Padraig Kirwan The remarkable story of the money sent by the Choctaw to the Irish in 1847 is one that is often told and remembered by people in both nations. This gift was sent to the Irish from the Choctaw at the height of the Great Irish Famine,

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New essay collection: New Zealand’s Responses to the 1916 Rising Edited by Peter Kuch and Lisa Marr. Cork University Press

New Zealand’s Responses to the 1916 Rising Edited by Peter Kuch and Lisa Marr This book examines what distinguished New Zealand’s response to the Rising and its aftermath — particularly from Australian and Canadian responses, the two Dominions whose constitutional relations to the United Kingdom were frequently cited in determining Irish independence. Organized chronologically, it opens with a chapter detailing

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New essay collection: Irish Famines before and after the Great Hunger Edited by Christine Kinealy and Gerard Moran. Cork University Press

Irish Famines before and after the Great Hunger Edited by Christine Kinealy and Gerard Moran The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, not only by history scholars and students, but by archaeologists, artists, musicians, scientists,

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New essay collection: Yeats and Asia: Overviews and Case Studies Edited by Seán Golden, Cork University Press

The association of Yeats with Asia suggests references to Byzantium, Theosophy, the influence of Mohini Chatterjee, Occultism, Rabindranath Tagore or the Upanishads, Nōh theatre, masks or his fugitive use of Zen koans, and the gyres as a version of Yin and Yang. Yeats made explicit references to Asian matters in his works, like the Buddha in ‘The Statues,’ as well

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Call for Submissions: Estudios Irlandeses; March 2021. Deadline: November 1st 2020

Estudios Irlandeses invites authors to submit contributions —in either English or Spanish— that engage in a critical and original way with aspects of Irish literature, history, arts and the media, for its Issue Nº 16, to be published in March 2021. Submissions should be sent via email to contributions@estudiosirlandeses.org not later than November 1st 2020. Estudios Irlandeses invites authors to submit

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CfP: EFACIS 2021: Interfaces and Dialogues, 1-4 September 2021 – Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague. Deadline: 10 April 2021

EFACIS 2021: Interfaces and Dialogues 1-4 September 2021 Hosted by the Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague.Conference venue: Faculty of Arts main building, Náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1. Keynote speakers Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)  Mary McAuliffe (UCD) Gavan Titley (Maynooth) Clair Wills (Cambridge)  The conference proposes to approach Ireland as interface, a locus that allows intercultural exchange,

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CfP: Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies from ABEI: General Issue, deadline 16 October 2020 & launch of Special Issue on John Banville

The Editors of the ABEI Journal (e-ISSN: 2595-8127) invite you to contribute to the next general issue (volume 23, number 1) to be published in June 2021. The deadline for submissions is 16 October 2020. All submissions will be received through the Open Journal Systems. Please visit the ABEI Journal page (http://revistas.fflch.usp.br/abei) and log in or create an account. Submissions

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XV Symposium of Irish Studies in South America: Virtual Encounters in Irish Studies in South America – CfP and online registration now open.

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic alongside the political and social crises that have emerged as a consequence, the XV Symposium of Irish Studies in South America, organized by the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies in South America (ABEI) and the W.B. Yeats Chair of Irish Studies, intends to promote“virtual encounters” between scholars from many fields across the continent and the globe

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Call for Papers – Themed issue of RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance: “Performing in Digital”, deadline 21 August 2020

Call for Papers – Themed issue of RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance Title: Performing in DigitalKey words: archives, performance, theatre, universities, memory, education Guest Editors: Dr. Barry Houlihan and Dr. Catherine Morris, NUI Galway The global virus pandemic transformed lives tragically and accelerated the world into a digital co-existence at multiple heightened levels of interdependencies. In this

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MoLI launches: Past/Present/Pride – a series 0f conversations celebrating UCD’s LGBTI+ literary alumni. First conversation with Emma Donoghue

MoLI is delighted to launch Past/Present/Pride, a series of conversations that will remember and celebrate UCD’s LGBTI+ literary alumni. Hosted by psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton, Past/Present/Pride will reflect on the work of writers associated with UCD across the decades – decades that have witnessed significant social change for members of the LGBTI+ communities in Ireland & beyond. Past/Present/Pride is a

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