‘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/

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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.

Audio-Visual Presentation Guidelines

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Audio Visual Presentation Guidelines

For those wishing to deliver an AV Presentation at the Irish History Students’ Association, Annual Conference 2016, you must agree to the following criteria:

  • The entire AV presentation & speech must not exceed the total time allotted for a traditional paper, i.e. 15-20 minutes. Room Chairs will strictly enforce timekeeping, regardless of whether or not you are finished.
  • Only mainstream, widely available, media players should be used to present AV. All requirements must be submitted in advance, with the abstract.
  • All AV materials should be contained on the user’s memory key or laptop and not online, as organisers will not accept any responsibility for files which are incompatible with our equipment.
  • Spoken presentations are strongly encouraged as opposed to all AV. You must address the audience at the bare minimum for your introduction and conclusion. Short clips of video, followed by analysis, are preferable to larger segments.
  • Those wishing to present via the media of AV must pre-submit an abstract and biographical note as per written papers, but do not necessarily have to submit their video by the close of Call for Papers if they are still working on it.
  • All AV must be accompanied by a short presentation, which may take the form of an abridged academic paper or an informal presentation of the Video itself.
  • Videos and information contained within should be of a high academic standard and should be treated as an extension of the traditional conference paper. Any material deemed to be unnecessarily offensive (beyond the normal rigours of academic presentations) will not be accepted.

Your name, institutional affiliation (where applicable), title of presentation and contact details must be incorporated into your presentation.

  • IHSA 2016 Poster Criteria 06 November 2015.
  • You must cite references, images and video used appropriately.
  • You must be attend to present your own work.

As always the organisers’ decision is final and binding.