Registration and Hotel for ACIS-West 2017

Registration for ACIS West at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane Oct. 19-22 is available at . For those of you who are presenting, please be sure to register ASAP so your name will appear on the program. Whether or not you’re presenting, we hope many of you will attend! If you plan to stay at the Davenport Hotel, please book by September 18 to get the group rate. Our program will begin at 6:00 pm on Thursday with a reception. All papers, panels and plenaries will be on Friday and Saturday. We will conclude with a film, 1916,  followed by a banquet at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening. Again, the Davenport is located at 10 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201. Phone: 1-800-228-9290 or 509-455-8888.  To book, use the group name ACIS West, American Conference for Irish Studies. We look forward to seeing many of you, and please spread the word to anyone in the area who might be interested in attending.

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Deadline extended for ACIS-West 2017

The deadline to submit proposals for ACIS-West in Spokane has been extended to July 31. The theme is “Ireland, Irish America, and Work.” See the call for papers for details and submission instructions. Please help us spread the word to any interested parties. We hope to see you there!

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Announcing ACIS-West 2017: Ireland, Irish America, and Work (Spokane, WA Oct. 19-22)

We are excited to announce the 33rd annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies – West, held in Spokane, Washington  October 19-22, 2017 at the historic Davenport Hotel. The theme of the conference is “Ireland, Irish America, and Work.”

The conference will feature an excellent lineup of panels, plenaries, and the presentation of the Donald E. Jordan, Jr. – Willard C. Potts, Jr. Award, which recognizes exceptional work by emerging scholars in Irish Studies. For more information about the award, navigate to the Awards tab above.

Please see the attached call for papers and spread the word. We look forward to welcoming you to Spokane this fall!

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Graduate Conference at Concordia U

Please spread the word about this graduate conference, co-hosted by our own Camille Harrigan:

The School of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada is
pleased to invite graduate students in and affiliated with Irish Studies to submit
abstracts and to attend its inaugural Graduate Conference in Irish Studies, March 24-26,
2017. The conference theme is “Transcending Disciplinary Frames in Irish Studies.” See the CFP for more information.

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ACIS-West 2016 Wrap

A long overdue thank you to everyone who made the ACIS-West 2016 conference a success! Hearty thanks to Traolach O’Riordáin for organizing a wonderful weekend, to Dave Emmons for leading a first-rate tour of Anaconda and Butte, and to all the faculty and students at the University of Montana who made the conference possible. Thanks also to all the presenters and participants for contributing to the intelligent conversation and conviviality.

Please enjoy these photos from the tour, courtesy of the brilliant Camille Harrigan.

Congratulations to the 2016 Donald E. Jordan, Jr. – Willard C. Potts, Jr. Award recipient, Matt Horton (UC Berkeley)! To learn more about the award, past recipients, and the donors who make it possible, please visit the “Awards” tab above.

We look forward to seeing you all in Spokane next fall!


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Registration for ACIS-West

Conference registration for ACIS-West 2016 is now live! Please note that the registration fee includes the banquet dinner on Saturday,  Pat and Nellie’s Treat (a Friday reception), as well as all conference activities, panels, and keynotes. If you are traveling to ACIS-West with a guest, you can purchase them a “Banquet Only” registration, which also includes Pat and Nellie’s Treat.

To register, please visit:


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Conference update: Preliminary schedule and hotel information

The preliminary ACIS-West 2016 conference schedule is now available! We are very excited about the lineup that Traolach and the crew in Missoula have assembled for us. Please note that the conference officially starts on Friday morning and ends on Saturday evening, but a very exciting optional trip to Butte and the Butte Archives will take place on Thursday (transportation provided).

The conference hotel for ACIS-West will be the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown (200 South Pattee, Missoula, Montana 59802).

A block of rooms has been set aside for conference participants for Friday and Saturday nights at the group rate of $95/night. In addition, the hotel will honor the group rate on Thursday and Sunday nights as well. Space is limited, so please book as soon as possible. The cutoff date to secure these rates is 9/21/16.

The group name is UM Irish Studies Conference. You may reserve directly at this link if you only require Friday and Saturday accommodations (note that the link is not mobile compatible). If you wish to secure a room at the group rate for Thursday and/or Sunday, or if you prefer to book by phone,  please contact the front desk at 406-721-8550, or toll free 1-800-HOLIDAY.

In the coming days, we will be responding to those who submitted paper and panel proposals, and the registration system will be up and running shortly. We look forward to welcoming you all to Missoula for what will be a terrific weekend.


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