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2017 SSNCI conference – Irish College, Leuven, Belgium, 29-30 June

2017 SSNCI conference – Irish College, Leuven, Belgium, 29-30 June

Figures of Authority in 19th-Century Ireland

Website: https://ssnci2017.wordpress.com/

19th-century Ireland witnessed both the restoration of older forms of authority (e.g. the re-establishment of the Catholic hierarchy) and the rise of figures who defined new models of authority (e.g. Daniel O’Connell). New cultural and educational forces and media vied to assert authority on an increasingly literate population. Carlyle’s views on hero-worship influenced Irish intellectuals of all stripes. Romantic concepts of literary authority cast poets – both dead and living – as (un)acknowledged legislators. Distinguished societies emerged to enshrine intellectual authority. Social and economic changes reconfigured authority within family structures. Despite the waning of Ascendancy power, deference proved resilient, and existing public offices could be reinvented as well as contested.

The conference will reflect on the forms that authority assumed in 19th-century Ireland, on their relations to wider British and international redefinitions of authority, and on Irish contributions to the reshaping of authority in the modern age.

Topics may include, among others:

– new and old positions of authority in politics, religion, education, science …

– personality cults and Carlylean hero-worship

– the visibility of institutional power

– Irish v. trans- or supranational forms of authority

– authority on a micro-level: local and familial authority

– the making and unmaking of canons

– deference in a democratic age

– …

Please contact the local organizer Raphaël Ingelbien (ssnci2017@gmail.com ) with any questions. 200-word abstracts or panel descriptions and a brief CV should be sent to the same address by 15 January 2017.

There will be no registration fee. Two postgraduate travel bursaries of up to 400 euros each will be available for students without full scholarships. Eligible students should send an accompanying letter about their finances together with their abstract and CV to the organizer.

XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) (UR) (LIVE STREAMING and TWITTER HASHTAG: #aedei2017)

XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) (UR) (LIVE STREAMING and TWITTER HASHTAG: #aedei2017)

Filologías Universidad de La RiojaDear AEDEI members,
It is a great pleasure to announce the XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI) “Fe/male Challenges in Irish Studies from the 19th to the 21st Centuries”, taking place at the University of La Rioja (Spain), on 25-27 May 2017.

Download the conference final programme and the final poster.

For further information, please visit the conference website at: www.unirioja.es/aedei2017

CONFERENCE LIVE STREAMING: 

Thursday, 25 May – 10.45
Public Reading and Interview: Evelyn Conlon. Chair: Melania Terrazas Gallego
Friday, 26 May –  18:00
Public Reading and Interview: Rob Doyle. Chair: Jonatan González

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