IHSA 2016 Proceedings

Dear followers,

 

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!

 

Stay tuned for further information.

Upcoming 1916 Conference with Galway County Council

 

The Role of Women in 1916 with specific focus on Cumann na mBan

 

Ballinasloe Library, Society Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

 

Saturday 15th October 2016

 

 

RSVP: Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer, Galway County Council.

Phone 091 509198, mmannion@galwaycoco.ie

Accommodation Information

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Accommodation

 

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.

 

Hotels

     

  1. Jurys Inn (Quay Street,Galway, H91 E8D7 +353 (0) 91 566444)
    1. Arrival Date: 19/02/16 – Departure Date: 21/02/16

Rate:  €260 (bed & breakfast, single)/€280 (bed & breakfast, twin /double)

 

  1. 19 minute, 1.6 km walk to Arts Millennium Building
  2. More information can be found at: https://goo.gl/eozukP

 

  1. Harbour Hotel (New Dock Road, Galway +353 (0) 91 894 800)
    1. Priced from €134 per night- €270 total for double and twin rooms. (Please note that the Harbour is running a 16% discount on all rooms booked before 14 January 2016).
    2. 20 minute, 1.6 km walk to Arts Millennium Building
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.harbour.ie/

 

  1. Eyre Square Hotel (Forster St, Eyre Square, Galway +353 (0)91 569 633)
    1. Priced from €110 per night- €220 total for double and twin rooms.
    2. 18 minute, 1.5 km walk to Arts Millennium Building
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.eyresquarecom/

 

 

Bed & Breakfasts/ Guesthouses

         

  1. Asgard House (21 College Road, Galway +353 (0) 91 566 855)
    1. Priced from €80 for two nights for double and twin rooms.
    2. 26 minute, 2.1 km walk to Arts Millennium Building.
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.galwaycityguesthouse.com

 

 

  1. Abbeygate Guesthouse (11 Mary St, Galway +353 (0) 91 458 550)
    1. Priced from €180 for two nights for double and twin rooms.
    2. 13 minute, 1.0 km walk to Arts Millennium Building.
    3. More information can be found at: http://theabbeygate.com/

 

  1. Eyre Square Townhouse (35 Eyre St, Galway +353 (0) 91 568 444)
    1. Priced from €210-230 for two nights for double and twin rooms.
    2. 14 minute, 1.2 km walk to Arts Millennium Building.
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.eyresquaretownhouse.com/

 

  1. Desota B&B (54 Newcastle Road, Cookes Corner, Galway +353 (0) 91 585064
    1. Priced from €220 for two nights for double rooms.
    2. 9 minute, 0.9 km walk to Arts Millennium Building.
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.galwaybandb.ie/

 

 

  1. There are many other B&B’s located on College Road and Father Griffin Road that are well priced and can easily be found on booking.com

 

 

Hostels

 

  1. Snoozles Hostel (Forster Street, Galway. Beside the Coach Station) + 353 (0) 91 530 064
    1. Priced from €37/€40 for two nights in 10 bed mixed dorm/6 bed mixed dorm.
    2. 21 minute, 1.7 km walk to Arts Millennium Building https://ggl/by9Hki
    3. More information can be found at: http://goo.gl/78kLmw

 

  1. Savoy Hostel (Eglington Street, Galway +353 (0) 91 375 421)
    1. Priced from €48-52 for two nights in 4-6 bedroom dorm.
    2. 14 minute, 1.1 km walk to Arts Millennium Building https://goo.gl/5eOPIO
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.galwayhostel.ie/index.html

 

  1. Kinlay Hostel (Merchants Road (Off Eyre Square), Galway) (0)91 562 618)
    1. Priced from €25-35 for two nights in a 3-8 bedroom dorm.
    2. 18 minute, 1.5 km walk to Art Millennium Building https://goo.gl/sNFzS5
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.woodquayhostel.hostel.com/

 

  1. Galway City Hostel (Eyre Square, Galway +353 (0)91 561 133)
    1. Priced from €58 for two nights in a 6-16 bed mixed dorm.
    2. 18 minute, 1.5 km walk to Arts Millennium Building https://goo.gl/bYfeTY
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.galwaycityhostel.com/

 

 

  1. Barnacles (10 Quay St, The Latin Quarter, Galway +353 (0)91 568 644)
    1. Priced from €50-54 for two nights for rooms ranging from eight bed mixed dorm to a four bed ensuite.
    2. 17 Minute, 1.4 km walk to Arts Millennium Building
    3. More information can be found at: http://www.barnacles.ie/galway/

 

 

 

 

 

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After-Dinner Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Canny

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Prof. Nicholas Canny

 

The 66th Conference of the Irish History Students’ Association is delighted to announce that Professor Nicholas Canny has agreed to deliver the After-Dinner speech to the Conference Dinner, in the Harbour Hotel, Galway.

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Prof. Daniel Bradly, Prof. Tony Kavanagh, Prof. Nicholas Canny (President, RIA), Prof. Damien McManus, Prof. Marina Lynch, Prof. David Taylor and Prof. Kevin Bourke. Photo TCD

 

Professor Emeritus Canny, author of 9 books and over 70 published papers, is an alumnus of University College Galway and is a native of Clifden, in West Galway. After graduating from UCG, Nicholas took his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and also studied at the Institute for Historical Research in London.

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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.

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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.

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Nicholas Canny [misspelled Kenny] on left c.1984

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.

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We are sure that this speech will be the highlight of the evening’s events and not to be missed!

‘Call for Papers’ extended to 19 January 2016

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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 ihsa2016@gmail.com

As usual there is no specific conference theme. However there are also four conference specific prizes on offer for the History of Galway during the Revolutionary Decade 1913-1923, the Heritage of Galway, the James Lydon Memorial Prize for Medieval History and the Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh Prize for the History of Medicine and Society. Further details can be found at www.ihsa2016.wordpress.com

 

All proposals (for those entering both prize and non-prize papers) should be submitted by email to ihsa2016@gmail.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.

For more information please see:

www.ihsa2016.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/59725016016/

Decade of Centenaries Prize & Local History of County Galway Prize

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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.

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Mortal remains of Harry Loughnane, c. 1920

The Decade of Centenaries in County Galway (1913-1923).

  • This prize has been kindly sponsored by Galway County Council.
  • Value €100.
  • Period which the papers/posters/AV/artefact presentations deal with must be between 1913 and 1923, though some leeway is allowed.
  • All interested papers must be pre-submitted (or the latest working draft), no later than the 19th January, i.e. one calendar month before the conference.
  • Once submitted that is the paper which will be judged. No further submissions/alterations will be allowed.
  • Any supporting documentation (such as an audio-visual or image based element) must be submitted also.

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HM King Edward VII, on Shop Street, on his visit to Galway c.1903

The Local History & Heritage of County Galway (any historical era).

  • This prize has been kindly sponsored by Galway County Council.
  • Value €100.
  • The papers/posters/AV/artefact presentations must engage with any aspect of the history or heritage of the County of Galway.
  • All interested papers must be pre-submitted (or the latest working draft), no later than the 19th January, i.e. one calendar month before the conference.
  • Once submitted that is the paper which will be judged. No further submissions/alterations will be allowed.
  • Any supporting documentation (such as an audio-visual or image based element) must be submitted also.

MEET OUR SPONSORS: GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL/COMHAIRLE CHONTAE NA GAILLIMHE

 

IHSA 2016, NUI Galway are proud to announce that Galway County Council/Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe have kindly agreed to provide part sponsorship to Galway’s hosting of the 2016 conference, through the office of County Heritage Officer, Marie Mannion.

 

 

Details of the Council’s own plans for both 1916 commemorations and History in general can be found at Galway Heritage Plan

 

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Relief works, Inverin Hill, County Galway, c.1890-during the Famine. http://www.historyireland.com

 

For further information please see Galway Community Heritage Office or contact Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer

 

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Ballinalsoe, Co. Galway, in times past. http://www.places.galwaylibrary.ie