Farewell from ACIS-West 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful conference weekend in Spokane! Special thanks go out to Donna Potts, who organized an excellent conference and who will also be taking over as the next ACIS-West Treasurer. Thanks also to the generosity of  the Consul General of Ireland Robert O’Driscoll and Vice Consul John Callaghan, to the volunteers from Washington State University who made this event possible, and to our wonderful keynote speakers, Moya Cannon, David Brundage, Erin Wecker, and Heather Corbally Bryant.

Congratulations to the 2017 Donald E. Jordan, Jr. – Williard C. Potts, Jr. prize winner, Patrick McGrath of Rutgers University.

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

ACIS-West 2017

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Conference Program

We look forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new members at ACIS-West 2017 in Spokane, WA this weekend! The conference program can be downloaded here.

We will post photos and highlights throughout the weekend, including the winner of this year’s Donald E. Jordan, Jr. – Willard C. Potts, Jr. Award for excellence by an emerging scholar in Irish Studies. Stay tuned!

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Registration and Hotel for ACIS-West 2017

Registration for ACIS West at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane Oct. 19-22 is available at https://acisweb.org/regionals/western/register/ . 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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