CFP: ACIS Midwest

Reminder and Extended Submissions Deadline (Aug. 15):
ACIS Midwest Regional Meeting, November 7-8, 2014

The upcoming 2014 Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACIS will take place on November 7-8 at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Our theme will be “Ireland: the Great War, Conflict and the Modern Age.” As we approach the centennial of the outbreak of this war, I am reminded that its effect upon the “long” twentieth century might well have been to make conflict a central feature of modernity as experienced in Ireland and around the world. These effects cut across the range of issues from politics to society, from economics to culture and the arts. With the Great War as a centerpiece, and with conflict in Ireland as a theme, to what extent do these play a role in the shaping of modernity in Ireland? Of course, proposals should not feel constrained by the theme, and as is our practice we welcome proposals on anything related to Ireland and the Irish diaspora.

Our conference site, as it was for the regional meeting in 2000, will be the historic Meadowbrook Hall, one of the great houses in America. A National Historic Landmark located on the Oakland University Campus, Meadow Brook Hall is a 110 room mansion built in the late 1920’s. Standing within a setting of great natural beauty, it represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and its grand scale of 88,000 square feet, making it the sixth largest home in America. We will have a tour of this amazing house during the meeting.

The deadline for proposals is 15 August, 2014. Please send individual paper or panel proposals through the post or via email to: ACIS Midwest Regional, Seán Farrell Moran, Department of History, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309 or