ACIS-West 2020

We are delighted to announce that ACIS-West 2020 will be held 1-4 October at the Springhill Suites by Marriott on Aurora campus in Denver, Colorado.  The CFP will be coming soon. We hope you will join us in the mile-high city!Falling-in-love-with-mile-high1600

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PhD student writes article about ACIS-West

Holly Smith, a PhD candidate in History at North Carolina State University, published a reflection on her time at ACIS-West 2019. Check it out at

Thanks for spreading the word about our organization, Holly!

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Farewell from Portland

That’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who joined us in Portland, OR for a terrific ACIS-West 2019 conference. Huge thanks to NK Harrington, Aaron Thornburg, Lee Milligan, and Douglas Byrd for organizing the event and welcoming us to Portland, and to our wonderful sponsors: Eastern Oregon University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Kells Irish Pub, and Cider Riot.

Congratulations to Zan Cammack (Utah Valley University), who received the 2019 Donald E. Jordan, Jr. – Willard C. Potts, Jr. Award for Emerging Scholar for her paper, “‘…imagine!…what position she was in!…’: Audience Complicity in Suppressing the Female Form in Samuel Beckett’s Not I“.


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Poetry reading in Portland


ACIS member Rob Carney (Utah Valley University), along with his colleague Scott Poole, will be giving a poetry reading titled “Myths, Sharks, Parrots, & Fables” at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop (523 SE Morrison Street) on Friday (10/11) beginning at 7:00pm! Along with Corrib Theatre’s performances of Eclipsed and theatrical and music-related events we have planned at ACIS-West meeting itself, it’s sure to be a fun and interesting weekend in the City of Roses!

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Keynote Address for ACIS-West 2019

ACIS-West is happy to announce that the Keynote address at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, will be given by Northwest native and University College Cork Lecturer in History, Dr. John Borgonovo. His address is titled “Revolutionary Ireland and the Cork Vanguard: Considerations and Consequences.”

We look forward to seeing you all in Portland this October!

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Registration for ACIS-West 2019 in Portland is open!

The registration portal for the The 35th annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional (ACIS-West) to be held October 10-12, 2019 in Portland, Oregon is now open! Register to join us in the City of Roses for a celebration of Irish Studies and Culture.
As a unique collaboration between ACIS-West and The Corrib Theatre (, everyone who registers will be sent a discount code for $5 off The Corrib Theatre’s performances of Eclipsed the weekend of the meeting. Prior to the Sunday (10/13) 2:00 matinee, Emeritus Professor of Theatre and ACIS member Charlotte Headrick will give a “Lobby Talk” about Eclipsed.
We are planning other Irish cultural performances and events, so come join us for loads of learning and fun! You can register for the conference and/or submit a paper proposal at:
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Extended deadline for ACIS-West 2019

The deadline for submitting proposals for ACIS-West in Portland, OR (October 10-12) has been extended to July 26 — please see the revised CFP and spread the word!


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