The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) was founded to promote interest in and support the expansion of Irish Studies throughout Europe. Our focus is the study and debate of all aspects of society, culture and literature of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Irish diaspora within the humanities and social sciences. EFACIS encourages as wide a range of organisations as possible to raise the profile of the subject area, to enhance the participation levels in Irish Studies and to further contacts between those involved in Irish Studies in the region.
Benefits of EFACIS Membership
As an individual
- Your PhD students can participate in the EFACIS PhD seminar (alternatingly in Prague and Leuven) where they get lectures and feedback to their own work, they hone a series of academic skills and become part of a world-wide academic network
- Your student may be eligible for an EFACIS grant (either to the PhD seminar or to the biennial EFACIS conference)
- You get a monthly newsfeed about what is happening in Irish Studies in the world
- You get free copies of the issues of Irish Studies Europe (ISE)
- You and your students can participate in the international Translation Projects (so far cf www.yeatsreborn.eu and johnbanville.eu), three more planned. Using a translation exercise in class (1) makes the students actively aware of the complexity of the original (2) if their translation and short comment is selected they have an international publication (3) they are quoted by colleagues in translation theory
- You can give a paper at the biennial EFACIS conferences (next one in Ljubljana 29 August – 1 September 2019)
- You can post your own activities and publications on the EFACIS website which is shared world-wide
- You can suggest colleagues to review your new publication to give it more publicity on the internationally peer-reviewed open access journal RISE (http://risejournal.eu/)
- You can contact the coordinator with queries about all things Irish
- As a young scholar you are kept informed about the job market
If you are a centre (minimally 5 academically active persons, colleagues and/or PhDs interested in Irish Studies or 4 academics and 1 representative of a local cultural organisation ) you are entitled to all the above at half-price (15 EUR) and you are entitled to participate in the Irish Itinerary, which means you can invite artists/writers of your choice from 60 artists (on Irish Itinerary website).
- You can be part of the Irish Itinerary: you can choose from 60 writers/artists/performers who can come and visit you; EFACIS pays everything (travel, accommodation, per diem) except the fee
Please find here the EFACIS Statutes (English version).
Please find here the EFACIS Governance Rules.
Please find here the Minutes of the last EFACIS Annual General Meeting (2018).
EFACIS also organises the Irish Itinerary, an Irish cultural tour of Europe. More information on this programme can be found on the Irish Itinerary website.
EFACIS is supported by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.