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NUI Galway Hosts Major International Conference on 1916, Cinema and Revolution


NUI Galway Hosts Major International Conference on 1916, Cinema and Revolution

How have the 1916 Rising and other revolutions – from France, to Greece, Romania, Russia and Cuba – being depicted in cinema? What impact did the Rising have on early Irish cinema? What role did women play in the emergence of this cinema? These are some of the questions to be examined as part of a major international conference on 1916, Cinema and Revolution to be held from 25-27 May at NUI Galway.

The full conference programme can be viewed here. All queries should be directed to sean.crosson@nuigalway.ie


Conference Announcement: XV International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies

XV AEDEI International Conference, “Revolution/Evolution/Involution in Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Ireland” 26-28 May 2016 University of Zaragoza

“Revolution/Evolution/Involution in Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Ireland” 26-28th May at the University of Zaragoza.

More inforamtion can be found here and the provisonal programme can be viewed here.


Proposals for a European Columbanus Way

For EFACIS Members,

Please find your invitation here to the event about Columbanus Way at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris on 19th May 2016. 

The Embassy have invited friends of Columbanus from all over Europe to join the event. A meeting of the Scientific Committee for the Columban Way chaired by John-Michel Picard will take place at 17.00 to discuss progress in developing the Way. This and the reception/media event at 19.00 will present an opportunity to speak of the broader programme on medieval Irish monasticism and the later role of Irish Colleges.

More information can be found here (in French).


Establishment of the Werner Huber Travel Bursary

This week EFACIS established the Werner Huber Travel Bursary, set up in memory of our recently departed esteemed colleague and friend.

Congratulations to the first two recipients of the award: Michael Lydon, NUI Galway, and Elizabeth DeYoung, University of Liverpool.




Conference Announcement: 2017

The next EFACIS Conference will be held in June 2017 at A Coruna, Spain.

Check back at this page for more details, or stay up-to-date through our Facebook page and Twitter.

CFP: Textile Visions: Irish Arts and Texts


CFP: Textile Visions: Irish Arts and Texts

The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies invites paper proposals for their upcoming conference 'Textile Visions: Irish Arts and Texts'. The conference will take place on 9-10th December 2016, at The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. Full details of the Call for Papers can viewed here.


Professor Werner Huber

We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Honorary Board Member, Werner Huber. President Seàn Crosson shares his condolences, on behalf of EFACIS, here.


New films available on the Irish Itinerary

Dear EFACIS coordinators and participators,


As the Irish Itinerary in its fourth edition will tour some films we want to share the following reviews of the films with you.


I am Belfast: http://filmireland.net/2015/08/24/review-of-irish-film-at-galway-film-fleadh-i-am-belfast/



A Turning Tide in the Life of Man: http://filmireland.net/2015/07/30/review-of-irish-film-at-galway-film-fleadh-a-turning-tide-in-the-life-of-man/" 


Shem the Penman Sings again: http://filmireland.net/2015/07/23/review-of-irish-film-at-galway-film-fleadh-shem-the-penman-sings-again/"


Irish Times review of Glassland: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/glassland-review-a-suitably-muddy-enigma-1.2178243" 


Irish Times on Song of the Sea: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/song-of-the-sea-review-a-lot-of-pretty-ghosts-in-the-machine-1.2279188" 


Irish Times on Brooklyn: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/brooklyn-review-a-most-unconventional-conventional-romance-1.2416914" 


If you want to show one of these films at your city, contact us at least 2 months in advance!




Job opportunity: Visiting Professor at the Department of English and American Studies

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) announces the position of a


Visiting Professor
at the Department of English and American Studies.

Identification number of advertisement: 5767

As stated in its development plan (http://www.univie.ac.at/rektorenteam/ug2002/entwicklungs plan.html) the University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position as a major research-oriented university. Key elements of this strategy include the provision of an attractive range of research-based study programmes, support for furthering the work of junior academic colleagues, and high-calibre professorial appointments.

The University of Vienna offers:

- An attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision

- A salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement of the university of Vienna

Duration of Employment: 4 months, 40 hours/week
Expected start date: 01.03.2016
End of employment: 30.06.2016
http://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/kollektivvertrag/mitarbeiterinnengruppen/" target="_blank">Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: Univ Prof. (KV) Gastprof.
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work: 
The successful candidate will have experience in teaching lectures and courses on anglophone literature and cultural studies; Candidates will be expected to have a research and teaching focus in the field of Irish Studies. Teaching load will be 8 hours per week. Courses should deal with various subjects covered by the Bachelor and Master Curricula of the department of English and American Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise Bachelor and Master theses.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
- PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution.
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
- Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community, (Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable)

- Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of team leadership 
- Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD), to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature
English studies MUST


Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST


Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents: 

- Academic curriculum vitae
- Brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
- List of publications
- List of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
- List of projects supported by third-party funds
- Survey of  courses taught and PhDs supervised

Applications in English or German should be submitted by email (preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean's office of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Universitätsring1, A-1010 Vienna, dekanat-pkw@univie.ac.at,  no later  than 07.12.2015 with reference 5767.

For further information please contact Viola, Màrta Sarolta +43-1-4277-42406. 

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (<a data-cke-saved-href="http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The" target="_blank" >http://diversity.univie.ac.at/">http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 5767
Email: jobcenter@univie.ac.at


Job opportunity: Coördinator of EFACIS

Position: Coordinator, European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS)

The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) is seeking a coordinator to assist with the management of the federation and the organisation of its activities. The coordinator will also undertake certain website, database and communications activities for the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. Applicants should have excellent communication and organisational skills and good oral and writing skills in English.

The ideal candidate is likely to have recently completed his/her education and be planning to enter the job market.

A job description for the position is provided below:

EFACIS Coordinator – 1 year contract (40 hours per week, with 3 months trial period) based in Leuven, Belgium

Job Description

The responsibilities of this position will include:

Job Description

  • Coordinating EFACIS events
  • Increasing the public profile of EFACIS through communicating regularly with EFACIS members and the general public regarding EFACIS activities
  • Maintaining the EFACIS Members database – including up to date information on fees, contact details, circulation, and Maps of Irish Studies in Europe etc.
  • Reorganisation and development of the EFACIS website, ensuring it will be used as a platform for partners to share information, and to provide a window to EFACIS' activities to the general public.
  • Initiating Twitter/Facebook activities
  • Facilitate communication between networks of Irish Studies in Europe and assist in the formation of new networks.
  • Facilitate the development of links between EFACIS and centres and networks of Irish Studies outside Europe, in particular in Latin America and Asia.
  • Coordinate dissemination of information regarding the work of individual centres, and enable new and existing groups within the network to connect and collaborate.
  • Pro-active research to identify and connect with institutions where Irish studies are present.
  • Support in the organisation of EFACIS PhD seminars and conferences.
  • Office duties such as public relations, budgetary management, fundraising and sponsorship.
  • Pro-actively encourage the formation of new research groups who will continue to generate income and produce results after the two-year funding period.
  • Providing regular reports to the EFACIS President and Board
  • Any other activities which will further increased coordination and strengthening of EFACIS activities. 
  • Managing the Irish Itinerary which includes:-
  1. Applying for Irish Itinerary grants from Culture Ireland
  2. Planning the itinerary, including liaising with participating centres and performers.
  3. Drawing down funds from Culture Ireland
  4. Filing and coding of all expense invoices.
  5. Making payments to performers etc.


Personal requirements

Candidates should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Educated to Masters level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can demonstrate capability to work under own initiative
  • Good oral/written communication in English
  • IT skills including website experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good administrative skills
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiasm for the responsibilities of the position

Additional Desirable Qualities

  • Interest in Irish Studies
  • Business/administration orientation
  • Relevant previous (student job) work
  • Additional languages


The employment package will be subject to discussion.

All applications, including a CV and motivation letter, should be emailed to: mvallely@leuveninstitute.eu

Deadline: 5pm (CET) Friday December 14th, 2015.

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