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Opening symposium of Scientific Interest Group E.I.R.E. in Paris

Hello, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our Scientific Interest Group (in French, Groupent d’Intérêt Scientifique) in Irish Studies which will include 20 French universities and 2 Irish institutions. If you re interested in having your institution join the Group, please contact Anne Goarzin (anne.goarzin@univ-rennes2.fr) or Sylvie Mikowski (sylvie.mikowski@univ-reims.fr). Please find below the programme of the opening symposium. 

Opening Symposium of
GIS E.I.R.E : Etudes Irlandaises, Réseaux et Enjeux


Democracy, Human Rights and Diasporic Strategies in Ireland :
Emerging Networks and Models

Démocratie, droits humains et stratégie diasporique en Irlande :
modèles et réseaux émergents



Friday Jan 18, 2019


10.00
Accueil et café  Salle Athéna

Salle Athéna
10.00-12.30
Meeting of GIS participants :
discussion of future research orientations and projects. Financial resources
12.30-14.00
Repas libre / Lunch break (meal not included)
14.00-14.30
Intervention de Deirdre Farrell, Deputy Head of  Mission, Irish Embassy
14.30-17.00
Discussion panel 1: Diaspora, What Diaspora ?
Panel moderators : Anne Groutel (Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Speakers :
14.30-15 - Dr. Breda Gray (University of Limerick): ‘Diaspora’ - an elusive if increasingly amplified notion: What is at stake and for whom?
15-15.30 -Prof. Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin (UCD)): Irish Diaspora Strategy in the Age of Globalisation
Participating GIS Members:
15.30-16.00:
Mary Maire and Christophe Poiré (Université de Lorraine-Metz): L’Irlande dans les programmes et les manuels scolaires d’histoire du second degré en France.
16.00: Pause Café/Coffee Break
16.15-17.00-
Erick Falc’her Poyroux (Ecole Polytechnique de Nantes): (project presentation):  Irish music, an Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Laurent Daniel (Université de Lorient)(project presentation): The GAA in Europe.
Julien Guillaumond (Université Clermont-Auvergne) (project presentation): Connecting with the diaspora': can France and Ireland be compared?
19.00-20.30
RECEPTION, IRISH EMBASSY IN FRANCE, in presence of Her Excellency the Ambassador Patricia O’Brien
Light refreshments
Musical interlude
(Fabrice Mourlon – vocals Scott Flanigan - piano)
Irish Embassy in France
12, Avenue Foch, Paris (métro Etoile)
Saturday Jan 19, 2019
Université Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle
Maison de la Recherche
Salle du Conseil

9.00-10.30
Discussion panel 2 : Writing and Performing Human Rights in Ireland

Panel convenors : Anne Goarzin (Université Rennes 2), Eva Urban ( Sen. George Mitchell Institute, Belfast), Lisa FitzGerald (Université de Nice)

Dr Rióna Ní Fhrighil, (NUIG, lead researcher of IRC project “Republic of Conscience: Human Rights and Modern Irish Poetry” at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway).
“Writer as Righter? Irish Poetry and Human Rights”.

Dr Sarah Jane Scaife, (Assistant Professor in Drama, Trinity College Dublin
Artistic Director, Company SJ)
“Beckett in the City: Reflecting the socio-cultural revelations of the past decade in Ireland, Company SJ inserts Beckett’s writing into the social and architectural spaces of the City of Dublin”.
Discussion with participating GIS members
Eva Urban, (Sen. George  Mitchell Institute, Queen's University Belfast)  : On the role of the institute.
Lisa FitzGerald, (Université de Nice), “Environmental Justice and the Body Politic”.
Marie Mianowski, (Université Grenoble-UGA), “ Narrative 4: Sharing experiences, making narratives”

10.30-11.00
Coffee break

11.00-12.30
Discussion Panel 3: Human Rights in Practice in Ireland

Panel moderators : Marie-Violaine Louvet (Université Toulouse-Capitole) and Bairbre Ní Chiosáin (Université Toulouse-Capitole)
Speaker 1:
Mary Lawlor, (Trinity College Dublin, Director of Front Line Defenders (2001-2016))
“Human Rights in Ireland: National and Foreign Policy”;

Speaker 2:
Liam Thornton, (School of Law, University College Dublin)
“Human Rights and Asylum Seekers: On the Margins?”


Panel moderators : Marie-Violaine Louvet (Université Toulouse-Capitole) and Bairbre Ní Chiosáin (Université Toulouse-Capitol

12.30-14.30
Lunch break on site Maison de la Recherche


Discussion panel 5 : Human rights in Ireland  
Room: Salle mezzanine
Moderator: Karin Fischer (Université d'Orléans)

Speakers :
14.30-14.55: Agnès Maillot (Dublin City University): “Do they really care? Political discourses on asylum”

14.55-15.20: Nathalie Sebbane (Université Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle): “We’re just Magdalene women, we don’t deserve human rights”: how national and international recommendations are being implemented.

15.20-15.45: Charlotte Barcat (Université de Nantes): The European Convention on Human Rights, the Human Rights Act and the protection of human rights in Northern Ireland: recent evolutions and future prospects in the context of Brexit

15.45: Pause Café

16.00-16.45: round table discussion with guest speakers Mary Lawlor, Liam Thornton and participating GIS members


Discussion panel 4 : The Irish Diaspora in France
Moderator: Sylvie Mikowski (Université de Reims)
Room: Salle du Conseil
Speakers:
14.30-15.00: Dr. Piaras McEinri (University College Cork (UCC): The Irish in Paris: still an aberrant community?

15.00-15.30: Grainne O’Keeffe-Vigneron (Université Rennes 2): Who are the Irish in France today?

Participating GIS Members:

15.30-16.00: Jérémy Filet (Université de Lorraine) : From Nepotism to integration: the settlement of an Irish diaspora in the Duchy of Lorraine (1697-1766?)
16.00: Pause Café

16.15- 16.45:
Marion Naugrette-Fournier (Université Paris 3), Cliona Ni Riordain (Université Paris 3) et Sylvie Mikowski (Université de Reims): France translating Ireland: « L’Irlande littéraire » in translation


16.45-17.15
Closing remarks : Salle du Conseil

17h30

Cocktail  Maison de la Recherche




MOVE2018: Moving On: Exploring the Multi-faceted Character of Migration. LCIS Conference on Migration

MOVE2018: Moving On: Exploring the Multi-faceted Character of Migration. LCIS Conference on Migration

 

Leuven Centre for Irish Studies

LEUVEN, Belgium, October 26, 2018

 

 

MOVE2018: Moving On: Exploring the Multi-faceted Character of Migration.

LCIS Conference on Migration

Leuven Centre for Irish Studies

LEUVEN, Belgium, October 26, 2018

 

Europe's Refugee Crisis of 2015 has brought migration issues to the center of attention of policymakers, (social) media, academic research. Even so, migration has been shaping human history incessantly. A distinguishing trait of migration is the complexity of causes and consequences of migration and its multi-faceted character.

This LCIS Conference on Migration wants to explore the many different ways in which migration shapes our past, current and future. The conference aims to bring together high-quality research that is studying migration from economic, social, psychological, cultural and political perspectives. Inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches and policy-oriented contributions are particularly welcomed. An Irish and European perspective is preferred. Aim of the workshop is to promote networking and future joint research cooperation in migration research.

Research questions may relate to theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives. Contributions may deal with questions such as: What are the drivers of migration? What are the effects of migration? To which extent is migration compatible with the Welfare State? What are the effects of migration policies and is there need for a European migration policy? Are there increasing links between diasporas, migration flows and remittances flows in the globalising world economy? Is it important to disentangle legal and illegal migration, forced and voluntary migration and low and highly skilled migrants? What hinders the integration of new migrants in Europe? Does migration reduce or increase social inequality?

We welcome papers that address these questions and topics by case studies, theoretical, empirical or historical explorations as well as in different literary traditions. A one-page outline of the paper (or a full paper) should be sent to the organizers at lcis.migrationworkshop@outlook.com by the 15th of July. This email address can also be used for any further inquiry about the workshop. Acceptances of workshop papers will be communicated by email at the end of July.

It is intended to publish the final versions of the workshop papers in book form or a special journal issue.

All information about the conference will also be posted on the LCIS website:

https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/lcis

The conference will take place in the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. This link explains how to get to the Irish College.

Registration fee: There will be a registration fee of 30€ to be paid at the registration desk at the day of the workshop. The fee covers the costs of participation, lunches, conference materials. Participants are expected to make and cover their own travel and accommodation costs. One accommodation option: The Irish College manages a limited number of bedrooms at an attractive price, contact the reception for availability.

Margins and Marginalities in ireland

13th AFIS (Association for Franco-Irish Studies) Conference

Université de Lille (France) (24-25 May, 2019)

Theme: Margins and Marginalities in Ireland and/or France

French and Irish societies have been characterised in recent times by major upheavals wrought by the threat of terrorism, the collapse of economic and social structures, mass migration, the diminished role of organised religion, the ghettoization of minorities, increased homelessness and a general distrust of institutions. As a result of all these changes, the margins are now beginning to attract more and more people who find themselves placed in disadvantaged circumstances through political upheaval, and/or economic or cultural necessity.

Living on the edge may be imposed by circumstances; it may be chosen by those who wish to identify with the marginalized; it may even be a natural home for those who reject conventions. In all cases, it is a place teeming with contradictions, where worlds are made and unmade, a locus of both opportunities and lack of opportunities. On the margins, stereotypes and norms are challenged, dependence and independence co-exist, as do rejection and mattering (Nancy Schlossberg[1]). Migration in particular fosters marginality as the clash of identities confines the migrant to a structure of ambivalence (Robert Park and Adam Weisberger[2]) that leads him to become ‘something different’. As a consequence, margins may be a crucible for the reinvention of reality, a cradle of innovation and a seed of creativity.

The margins and the condition of marginality have therefore sometimes been a source of inspiration for artists, musicians, writers, mystics and even those engaged in culinary activity. Occasionally, distancing oneself from what is perceived to be a ‘desirable’ or ‘accepted’ mode of existence can help one to see things more clearly. However, clear thinking runs the risk of discommoding the ruling classes who have a vested interest in keeping things as they are. The tension between the centre and peripheries and the interaction between them fuel the dynamics of change. But the world is racked by instability and uncertainty about the future, as climate change and political disquiet dominate international debates, but without any resolutions being implemented. Questions of ‘truth’ and ‘authenticity’ inundate a public discourse that is preoccupied with instantaneous communication, the validity of which it is impossible to gauge.

This conference seeks to address the contribution of the margins to reflections on the present situation and to the elaboration of the necessary transformations that may eventually emerge from the current confusion, an increasingly relevant topic for France and Ireland.

Certain issues that might be addressed could include the following:

- The impact of increased marginality on French and Irish societies: Are things different now than they were in the past?

- The Irish diaspora in France and its contribution to the current re-invention of French society and identity;

- The way Churches and ruling elites deal with the issues that emerge as a result of the margins becoming home to more and more groups, some disadvantaged and others who freely choose this condition;

- Food studies as an example of the cultural hybridity fostered by the development of marginalities;

- Fictions of place – making room for the margins;

- Positive and negative marginalities;

- Round tables are planned around food studies and the diaspora.

Keynote speakers:

Fr Tony Flannery, a founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests, Ireland

Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire (Dublin Technological University, Cathal Brugha Street)

Dr Pilar Villar-Argáiz (University of Granada, Spain), editor of Irishness on the Margins: Minority and Dissident Identities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

Abstracts of about 200 words should be sent to Professor Catherine Maignant (catherine.maignant@univ-lille.fr. )  and Dr Eamon Maher (eamon.maher@it-tallaght.ie) by 31 December, 2018.

Details about registration and accommodation will be made available on the special conference website early in 2019.



[1] Nancy K. Schlossberg, "Marginality and Mattering: Key Issues in Building Community", New Directions for Student Service, N° 48, 1989, pp. 5-15.

[2] Robert Park, "Human Migration and the Marginal Man", American Journal of Sociology, vol. 33, N° 6, May 1928; Adam Weisberger, "Marginality and its Directions", Sociological Forum, vol. 7, N°3, 1992, pp. 425-446.

2018 International PhD seminar in Irish Studies

2018 International PhD seminar in Irish Studies

Irish College, Leuven

3 - 7 September 2018

2018 International PhD seminar in                             Irish Studies                     Irish College, Leuven, 3 - 7 September 2018

Following the successful editions of 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies will organise its fifth PhD seminar in Irish Studies in 2018, in collaboration with EFACIS.

The aim is to give PhD students in Irish Studies from different European countries the opportunity

  • to present their research in a congenial, interdisciplinary environment,

  • to receive feedback and advice from established scholars and students with various backgrounds,

  • to hone their methodological skills,

  • to deepen their knowledge of the different aspects of Irish literature and culture, history and society.

The programme will consist of

  • lectures by invited keynote speakers, all renowned scholars in different fields of Irish studies,

  • workshops on different critical theories and methodologies convened by academic experts,

  • student presentations, where participants present their own research for an audience of scholars and peers.

Plenary speakers will include (among others):

  • Anne Goarzin (Universiré Rennes 2)

  • Eve Patten (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Niall Ó Ciosáin (NUI Galway)

  • Gerry Smyth (Liverpool John Moores University)

 

Students can apply by submitting a CV and a short description of their research project (up to 1,000 words) before the 31st of January 2018. The number of participants is limited to 25.

The registration fee for this seminar will be ca. 250€. This covers (1) tuition, (2) 5 nights of accommodation and breakfast in the beautifully refurbished Irish College in Leuven, (3) registration as KU Leuven visiting scholars with access to library facilities (digital and otherwise) and (4) insurance for the duration of the stay. Participants or their institutions must be members of EFACIS.

A number of bursaries will be available for students without full scholarships: the registration fee will be waived for successful applicants. Eligible students should send an accompanying letter about their (lack of) funding, together with their CV and the description of their research project to the organizers.

For applications and further information, please contact Raphaël Ingelbien at raphael.ingelbien@kuleuven.be

 

 

http://www.irishstudies.kuleuven.be

http://www.efacis.org

 

                                                             

2018 International PhD seminar in Irish Studies

2018 International PhD seminar in Irish Studies

Irish College, Leuven

3 - 7 September 2018

2018 International PhD seminar in                             Irish Studies                     Irish College, Leuven, 3 - 7 September 2018

Following the successful editions of 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies will organise its fifth PhD seminar in Irish Studies in 2018, in collaboration with EFACIS.

The aim is to give PhD students in Irish Studies from different European countries the opportunity

  • to present their research in a congenial, interdisciplinary environment,

  • to receive feedback and advice from established scholars and students with various backgrounds,

  • to hone their methodological skills,

  • to deepen their knowledge of the different aspects of Irish literature and culture, history and society.

The programme will consist of

  • lectures by invited keynote speakers, all renowned scholars in different fields of Irish studies,

  • workshops on different critical theories and methodologies convened by academic experts,

  • student presentations, where participants present their own research for an audience of scholars and peers.

Plenary speakers will include (among others):

  • Anne Goarzin (Universiré Rennes 2)

  • Eve Patten (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Niall Ó Ciosáin (NUI Galway)

  • Gerry Smyth (Liverpool John Moores University)

 

Students can apply by submitting a CV and a short description of their research project (up to 1,000 words) before the 31st of January 2018. The number of participants is limited to 25.

The registration fee for this seminar will be ca. 250€. This covers (1) tuition, (2) 5 nights of accommodation and breakfast in the beautifully refurbished Irish College in Leuven, (3) registration as KU Leuven visiting scholars with access to library facilities (digital and otherwise) and (4) insurance for the duration of the stay. Participants or their institutions must be members of EFACIS.

A number of bursaries will be available for students without full scholarships: the registration fee will be waived for successful applicants. Eligible students should send an accompanying letter about their (lack of) funding, together with their CV and the description of their research project to the organizers.

For applications and further information, please contact Raphaël Ingelbien at raphael.ingelbien@kuleuven.be

 

 

http://www.irishstudies.kuleuven.be

http://www.efacis.org

 

                                                             

2018 International PhD seminar in Irish Studies Irish College, Leuven

2018 International PhD seminar in Irish Studies Irish College, Leuven

Dear participants of the 2018 International PhD Seminar in Irish Studies at the Irish College, Leuven

please find under the link in the downright corner the texts and questions for the workshops.

Programme

1.1 Crosson - questions

1.2 Crosson - text

2.1 D'hoker - questions

2.2 D'hoker - text

3.1 Ingelbien - questions

3.2 Ingelbien - text

4.1 Magennis - text

5.1 Schwall - text 1

5.2 Schwall - text 2

6.1 Toremans - text

6.2 Toremans - questions

7.1 Vermeulen - questions

7.2 Vermeulen - text

For Tom Willaert's workshop, please read the following texts:

   Chris Anderson: The End of Theory

   Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, David Golumbia: Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities

XVII International AEDEI Conference: 'Eco-Fictions & Irish Studies'

XVII International AEDEI Conference: 'Eco-Fictions & Irish Studies'

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS

SARA BAUME (Writer, Ireland)

CELIA DE FRÉINE (Writer, Ireland)

ELKE D’HOKER (KU Leuven, Belgium)

ANNE FOGARTY (University College Dublin, Ireland)

 

Please click on this link for more info.

IRISH DAY - Lá Bealtaine at the University of Warsaw

IRISH DAY - Lá Bealtaine at the University of Warsaw

The University of Waraw hosts an Irish Day workshop on May 8, including some presentations by EFACIS members...

Research Seminar and Exhibition: The Irish in Latin-America: History and Culture (7-24 May 2018)

Research Seminar and Exhibition: The Irish in Latin-America: History and Culture (7-24 May 2018)

Research Seminar and Exhibition: The Irish in Latin-America: History and Culture (organized by Dr. Melania Terrazas (University of La Rioja; Spain) (Centre for Irish Studies Banna/Bond (EFACIS) (7-24 May 2018))

The Irish in Latin America is an international touring exhibition commissioned by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade as part of the Ireland 2016 Global Diaspora Programme commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. This attractive and colourful display of 26 large panels engages the public with Irish heritage in Latin American countries. The exhibition highlights Ireland and Latin America’s shared history of colonialism, subsequent independence and revolutionary struggles. Each panel features Irish figures who helped to shape art and cultural heritage, intellectual tradition, scientific scholarship as well as politics and foreign policy throughout Latin America.

The Irish in Latin-America: History and Culture Research Seminar and Exhibition complement each other. Some Keynote Speakers are: Margaret Brehony (Curator of The Irish in Latin-America Exhibition and President of SILAS), Dr. Eunan O’Halpin (TCD) and Dr. Laura Izarra (USP and President of ABEI).

For more information, see the following web link: https://www.unirioja.es/apnoticias/servlet/Noticias?codnot=5537&accion=detnot

St. Patrick's Day Celebration 2018

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