We at IHSA2016 have just received some great news! Owing to a budget surplus, we have been fortunate enough to be in a position whereby we can offer those who spoke at our conference in February, the opportunity to have their papers published in our proceedings journal. Retrospective will be the first student led IHSA publication in over a decade and judging by the calibre of the papers heard in February, there should be no shortage of excellent papers to read!
The Irish History Students Association, 66th Annual Conference will take place in Galway, from 19-21 February 2016. As a major tourist location, Galway boasts both a considerable volume and diversity of accommodation sources. The vast majority of these are within a two-mile radius of the University. Prices and quality vary considerably, but as the conference is being held in February, it is envisaged that accommodation should be reasonable. Nonetheless, advance booking is essential. For groups travelling together there are a large number of student hostels in the city, which may suit your needs.
This list is intended as a starting point to help the attendee. We have broken down matters by the type of accommodation, then further by star-rating and price. Web links are included throughout, as well as photographs, guide prices, reviews, maps and distance from the University and Bus/Train station. Those travelling are advised to book early and to ‘shop around’ so as to secure good value and reasonable price where possible.
There may well be slightly cheaper options available, however many of these are of a less acceptable standard than we are willing to select for you, our guests. We have borne these considerations in mind, adding in cost and distance also, to give you the best information possible to make your choice.
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He was in 1995, elected member of the Academia Europaea, in 2005 as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2007 as a Member of the American Philosophical Society.
Nicholas has served as Vice-President of Research at NUI Galway (2005-2008), President of the Royal Irish Academy (2008-2011) and he was the Established Chair in Galway from 1979-2009. He was also the Funding Director of the university’s Moore Institute from 2000-2011. At present Nicholas is serving with the European Research Council. His areas of interest include Early Modern Irish History, Colonialism and Migration.
Nicholas is also a former Auditor of An Cumann Staire (1963-1964) and as a former IUHSA rep (1964-1965). When the IHSA came to Galway during his tenure, he organised the IHSA conference. He has also served as President of the IHSA.
We are sure that this speech will be the highlight of the evening’s events and not to be missed!
The Irish History Students’ Association is pleased to announce that due to an increased interest, the Call for Papers for its Annual Conference, which will take place in NUI Galway from 19–21 February 2016, has been extended until 19 January 2016.
Proposals are invited for papers (in English or Irish) from both undergraduates and postgraduates in Ireland, on any historical topic or period and from those studying Irish history abroad. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20 minute research papers (approx. 2,500–3,000 words in length) should be submitted, along with a short personal biography of no more than 100 words.
Poster presentations are also invited. Posters should be A0 in size and may encompass any style or theme, similar to the criteria for written papers. Presenters should be prepared to speak for up to 10 minutes regarding their posters, with or without an accompanying short paper. Further details will be provided on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All proposals (for those entering both prize and non-prize papers) should be submitted by email to email@example.com no later than Tuesday 19 January, 2016. Abstracts and biographies should be submitted in the form of a word document attached to the email and should include: Full Name, Institutional Affiliation (if any), and Paper/Poster Title.
Dear Colleagues, the organising committee of the Irish History Students’ Association, Annual Conference for Galway 2016 are pleased to announce that in addition to the prizes offered by the IHSA, the Galway organising committee have secured additional external sponsorship for four additional, once-off, prizes for 2016.
Accordingly, papers are invited in the following categories: The Decade of Centenaries in County Galway (1913-1923); The Local History & Heritage of County Galway (any historical era); Social and/or Cultural History; Best Irish Language Paper. The prizes will be awarded to the best paper in each category. They will be independently judged PRIOR to being given, which means that all interested parties must pre-submit their paper (or latest working draft), no later than the 19th January 2016, i.e. one calendar month before the conference.
Further details are listed below on each particular prize. The adjudicator’s decision is final and no discussion whatsoever will be entered into. Prizes will be awarded at the Conference Dinner (Harbour Hotel, Galway, 20 February, 8pm). All entrants must attend the conference AND deliver their papers. Failure to attend and/or speak is grounds for disqualification.
The Decade of Centenaries in County Galway (1913-1923).