Preliminary Schedule for ACIS-West 2015

The preliminary schedule for ACIS-West is now available. Details are subject to change, but we do not anticipate any major revisions to the program. A full schedule, including panel information, is forthcoming.

To register for the conference and to learn more about travel and accommodations, return to and scroll down. Please direct inquiries to Sarah L. Townsend at


8:30-10 Panels 1A and 1B


10:10-11:40 Panels 2A and 2B


11:45-12:30 Featured Lecture, Myles Dungan, “Coercion and Conciliation on the Plains: The Life and Career of Thomas Fitzpatrick, Mountain Man and Indian Agent”


2:00-3:30 Panels 3A and 3B


3:40-5:10 Panels 4A and 4B


5:15 Plenary Lecture, David C. Lloyd, “Grace Under Fire: On Being Human in Time of Extremity”

6:15 Reception, featuring Myles Dungan’s “A Dodgy History of Ireland”


8:30-10 Panels 5A and 5B


10:10-11:40 Panels 6A and 6B


11:45-12:30 Featured Reading, Eamonn Wall


(12:30-2:00 Graduate Students Only: Lunch Panel, “Irish Studies and Graduate Professionalization,” Organized by Julia Obert)

2:00-3:30 Panels 7A and 7B

3:30-4:30 ACIS-West Business Meeting

4:30-5:30 Plenary Performance, Donal O’Kelly, Ailliliú Fionnuala

5:30-6:45 Roundtable Discussion, “Indigenous Communities and Environmental Harm: A Conversation about Irish and Native American Responses to Big Oil,” Featuring Donal O’Kelly, Charmaine White Face (Founder, Defenders of the Black Hills), Chas Jewett (Lakota activist), and Brian J. Twenter (University of South Dakota)

6:45 Reception and Award Ceremony

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