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!

IHSA 2016 Annual Conference, Call for Papers

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The Irish History Students’ Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its Annual Conference, which will take place in NUI Galway from 19–21 February, 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.

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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, given the various commemorative events which are expected to take place on the island of Ireland in 2016, papers are also invited on (but certainly not limited to) issues which fall broadly within the theme of the Decade of Centenaries (1912-1923).

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Eyre Square – Galway, the ‘City of the Tribes’, is steeped in Medieval & Modern History

All proposals should be submitted by email to ihsa2016@gmail.com no later than Friday 11 December, 2015. 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:
IHSA 2016 Facebook and Academia.edu – IHSA2016

This event has been kindly sponsored by Bank of Irelandboi1

Past Speaker Bio: Ciarán McCabe, NUI Maynooth

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Paper/Name: Ciarán McCabe

Institution: NUI Maynooth

Course: PhD History (currently Post-Doctoral work in NUI Galway)

Age: 30

 

Areas of Interest: Poverty, Welfare, Charity, Medicine, Health, Urban, Religion.

Thesis Title: ‘Begging and alms-giving in urban Ireland, 1815-1850’

Past IHSA Paper titles:

IHSA 2014 (MIC): ‘“The silent endurance of these poor creatures”: perceived virtue in the          silent suffering of the poor in nineteenth-century Ireland’

IHSA 2013 (QUB): ‘The Church of Ireland parish and beggars’ badges in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries’

IHSA 2012 (NUIG): ‘“Surely this monstrous inconvenience is not of an insurmountable nature”: the suppression of street begging in early nineteenth-century Dublin’

IHSA 2011 (UCC): ‘The Cork Street Fever Hospital, Dublin and pre-Famine fever epidemics’

Was 2015 your first IHSA Conference?

No, I attended the 2015 conference as a spectator, but was collecting a prize from 2014.

 

What attracted you to the IHSA Conferences?

My first IHSA conference to attend was in 2011. For me, the IHSA conference has always been an opportunity to present a research paper in an environment that is not too intimidating for early-career scholars. I presented at each of the 2011-14 conferences and always found them incredibly rewarding experiences.

 

Best memory of the conferences?

The after-dinner speeches of Professors John A. Murphy, Gearoid O Tuathaigh and Keith Jeffrey.

 

Worst memory of the conferences?

Staying in a noisy hostel in Cork and getting little to no sleep the night before my first-thing-in-the-morning paper!

 

What are you looking forward to most about Galway 2016?

Being based at the host institution!