NEW! Irish Studies Seminar
2019-2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019
The Newberry Irish Studies Seminar provides a forum to further understanding of Irish culture both nationally and
globally by bringing together scholars from across this methodologically varied discipline. We welcome papers that
address a wide range of topics pertaining to Ireland, including but not limited to memory, diaspora, religion, class
relations, emigration and immigration, social movements and activism, culture, politics, gender and sexuality,
violence, medicine and health. We are particularly interested in works that feature new or novel approaches to Irish
Studies and which focus on underrepresented aspects of Irish culture, literature, or history.
This seminar is free and open to faculty members, independent scholars, graduate students, and interested members of
the public. Each session features a work in-progress paper that will be pre-circulated electronically. The group will meet
four times in AY 2019-2020, time and date TBD. All meetings will take place at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.
If you have questions, please contact seminar co-coordinators, Keelin Burke, the Newberry, Bridget English,
University of Illinois at Chicago, and Colleen English, Loyola University Chicago.
To submit a proposal, please visit our webform at https://www.newberry.org/seminar-proposal-form
(the form will be open from March 22- June 3, 2019) and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the
relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email.
If you are not at present interested in giving a paper but want to receive papers and participate in the discussion, please
read our Registration Information found online. The Newberry is unable to provide funds for travel and lodging for
presenters and respondents, but can assist in locating discounted accommodations.
Newberry Institute for Research and Education
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610