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.
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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

 

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

 

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