SILAS Newsletter July 2018: CFP, News, Upcoming events

Welcome to the newsletter of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS)

Announcement

 

The 2019 SILAS conference takes place in the Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD, Dublin on 23-26 April. The CFP will follow very soon.

 

The new executive committee elected in 2017

 

Margaret Brehony – President

Derrick Marcus – Treasurer

Cliona Murphy – Co-editor of IMSLA journal

Carol D’ell Amico – Book editor of IMSLA journal

Gissy Gonzalez – Membership Administrator

Gabriela McEvoy – Translator

Laura Izarra – Director

Nuala Finnegan – Director

Steve Allen – Director

 

The 2018 IMSLA journal issue

 

Issue 9:1 of IMSLA is now available at http://www.irlandeses.org/journal/current-issue/

 

Issues of the Irish Migration Studies in Latin America are free and available to the public. The current issue’s theme is “Conscience as Compass: Creative Encounters between Ireland and Latin America”

 

Edited by Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin and Angus Mitchell, this special issue highlights the creative engagement of Irish intellectuals and artists with Latin America.  Here is a table of contents for the issue:

 

Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin and Angus Mitchell, Guest Editors’ Introduction,

“Conscience as Compass: Creative Encounters between Ireland and Latin America”, 1-10

Deirdre Brady, The Road to Cuzco: An Irish woman writer’s journey to the ‘navel of

the world’, 11-24

David Lilburn, Putumayo, 25-29

Lorna Shaughnessy, Migrating Myths: From Greece to Nicaragua, Mexico and

Ireland, 30-42

Ronan Sheehan, A Blackthorn Stick for Borges: Reflections on The Crane Bag, Special Issue on Ireland and Latin America (1982), 43-56

Kathryn Laing, “Only Connect”: Irish Women’s Voices, Latin America and the Irish Women’s Writing Network, 57-71

Michael D. Higgins, “When the gaze must not be averted”: The testament for humanity in the universality of Roger Casement’s humanitarian vision, 72-86

 

Book Reviews

Juan José Delaney, Review of The Irish Abolitionist. Richard Madden and the Subversion of Empire, Translated and Edited by Mícheál Ó hAodha, 87-89

David Barnwell, Review of Timothy Fanning’s Paisanos: The Forgotten Irish Who Changed the Face of Latin America, 90-93 

Irish Migration Studies in Latin America

Call for Contributions

Deadline: November 15, 2018

The editors of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America (IMSLA) invite contributions for the next issue of the journal (Volume 9, Number 2, anticipated publication early 2019). The journal is published by the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), and publishes original research about relations, links, and connections between Ireland and Latin America, Spanish speaking North America, the Caribbean, and Iberia.  Current and past issues are available free online. See http://www.irlandeses.org/journal/

Articles are subject to peer-review, and the journal has an international editorial board. Only articles which strictly adhere to the Contributors’ Guidelines will be considered. See http://www.irlandeses.org/journal/contributors-guidelines/

Manuscripts should be submitted to Editors Dr. Margaret Brehony and Dr. Clíona Murphy at cmurphy@csub.edu

 

NEWS

Irish Studies Seminar in Cuba 

On the morning of May 8, 2018 in Havana, the paper “Controlling the Past? A Story from the Shadows of Irish Historical Historiography” was presented by professor Kerby Miller at the II Conference Problems of Contemporary World hosted by the University of Havana, the Jean Monnet Chair for European Studies and the Association of Historians of Latin-America and the Caribbean (ADHILAC). The paper, presented for the first time in Spanish, showed a critical approach to Irish Revisionist Studies and invited the audience to reflect on the responsibility that scholars and, particularly historians, have in their respective societies. The Irish story, narrated by professor Miller with the aid of the translation made by professor Giselle Gonzalez (University of Havana), engaged the audience with subjects that both Irish and Cubans can identify with, such as a common past of colonialism and oppression, the challenges of migration and a large diaspora, and a History constantly challenged by imperialist counter-approaches.

LINKS OF INTEREST

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/higgins-is-right-that-history-should-be-compulsory-for-junior-cert-1.3484386

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/bolder-and-wiser-our-new-and-improved-history-of-ireland-1.347928

 

 

Call for Contributions for 2019 Irish Migration Studies in Latin America

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Irish Migration Studies in Latin America

Call for Contributions

Deadline: November 15, 2018

The editors of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America (IMSLA) invite contributions for the next issue of the journal (Volume 9, Number 2, anticipated publication early 2019). The journal is published by the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS), and publishes original research about relations, links, and connections between Ireland and Latin America, Spanish speaking North America, the Caribbean, and Iberia.  Current and past issues are available free online. See http://www.irlandeses.org/journal/

Articles are subject to peer-review, and the journal has an international editorial board. Only articles which strictly adhere to the Contributors’ Guidelines will be considered. See http://www.irlandeses.org/journal/contributors-guidelines/

Manuscripts should be submitted to Editors Dr. Margaret Brehony and Dr. Clíona Murphy at cmurphy@csub.edu

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland delivers keynote address to SILAS conference, University of Havana, Cuba

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland delivers keynote address to SILAS conference, University of Havana, Cuba

http://http://www.president.ie/en/diary/details/president-delivers-keynote-address-to-society-for-irish-latin-american-stud

Conference accommodation

Accommodation

The general advice is that hotels which are all state run can be uneven in the services they provide. Hotel names listed below are chosen because they are close to the conference venue. These hotels are reviewed on Tripadvisor. Otherwise casas particulares (Bed and Breakfast) are privately run and are often more comfortable and offer better value for money. Contacts on the list below are all in the vicinity of the conference location.

Hotels close to the conference venue.

Hotel Los Frailes

Hotel Conde de Villanueva

Hotel Palacio del Marques de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal

Hotel Raquel

Hotel Santa Isabel

Hotel Florida

Hostal Valencia

Hotel Beltrán de la Santa Cruz

Hotel Ambos Mundos

Hotel Habana 612

 

List of Private Houses

  • Apartamento Lamparilla (cerca de Obispo) (4-5 personas). http://www.alojamientosencuba.com/apartamento-lamparilla-habana-vieja.htm
  • 2 Apartamentos Marivela (Al lado de Bodeguita del Medio) (4 personas). http://www.alojamientosencuba.com/apartamento-1-marivela-habana-vieja.htm)
  • Casa Imperio (Plaza Vieja) (2-3 personas). http://www.alojamientoenlahabana.com/casa-imperio-habana.htm)
  • Casa Ana (al lado de San Gerónimo) (2-3 personas). Dir. O´Reilly entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio. Tel: 7864-4021, 78017221.
  • Casa Odalys (esquina de San Gerónimo) (hasta 10 personas). Dir. San Ignacio entre O´Reilly y Callejón del Chorro. Tel: 7860-2225
  • Casa Quin (media cuadra de San Gerónimo) (4-6 personas). Dir. O´Reilly 208 entre Cuba y San Ignacio. Tel: +53 52815866
  • Casa Sonia (tres cuadras de San Gerónimo) (hasta 5 personas). Dir. Aguiar 301-303 entre Obispo y O´Reilly. Tel: 78602286; cel: +53 53338077
  • Casa Bolsa de La Habana (cerca de Obispo) (5 personas). Obrapia #257 entre Aguiar y Cuba. Cel. +53 58139298; +53 53687501
  • Casa Vieja 1840 (Cerca de Plaza Vieja). (3 personas) Dir. Tte Rey # 110 (altos) entre San Ignacio y Cuba. Tel: +53 7 8620477.

The prices range between 20 and 60 CUC a night. In high season that can change.

Airbnb is also an option to book accommodation anywhere in Cuba.

SILAS Havana 2017 CFP

 

SILAS: Society for Irish Latin American Studies 

Sixth Biannual Conference 

ISLAND RELATIONS

Ireland, Cuba, and the Latin World

 

We are delighted to announce that the next conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies will take place in Havana, Cuba. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Oficina del Historiador de La Habana and the Colegio Universitario de San Gerónimo on February 16-18, 2017. This follows the very successful SILAS conference at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2015.

 

The conference seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines who are interested in connections between Ireland, Cuba, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Iberian Peninsula. We invite individual proposals for twenty-minute presentations (papers/posters) or for panels of three people exploring a similar theme.

The following themes are suggested:

Island Peoples and their Diasporas

The Atlantic Space

Revolutions, Imperialisms

Comparative Colonialisms

Migrations, Immigrations

Exile, Safe Haven

Gender, Sexuality

Class, Race, Ethnicity

Minorities, Creolizations

Discord, Reconciliations

Passages and Crossings

Ocean Traffic

Traveling Cultures and Languages

Music, Film, Literature

Food, Sport

Religion, Beliefs, Subcultures

 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by August 30 to the SILAS Conference Academic Planning Committee, at this email address silascuba2017@csub.edu

Panel proposals should include descriptions of the panel (of no more than 150 words) and should be accompanied by 250-word abstracts. Likewise, poster proposal abstracts should be of no more than 250 words. All proposals should be accompanied by a brief bio or one-page CV.  Individuals should not submit more than one proposal for a panel, paper or poster. Decisions will be made by September 30. Both English and Spanish-language presentations will be considered.

Deadline extended to 23 Sept.

SILAS: Sociedad de Estudios Irlandeses y Latinoamericanos

Sexto Congreso Bianual

RELACIONES INSULARES

Irlanda, Cuba, y el Mundo Latino

Nos complace anunciar que el próximo congreso de la Sociedad de Estudios Irlandeses y Latinoamericanos (SILAS) tendrá lugar en La Habana, Cuba. Siguiendo con el éxito que tuviera el congreso anterior realizado en 2015 en University College Cork, Irlanda, este congreso tendrá como sede La Oficina del Historiador de La Habana y el Colegio San Gerónimo y se desarrollará durante los días 16 al 18 de febrero de 2017.

El congreso tiene como uno de sus objetivos reunir investigadores de diversas disciplinas interesados en las conexiones existentes entre Irlanda, Cuba, el Caribe, América Latina y la Península Ibérica. Invitamos a todos aquellos que quieran enviar propuestas individuales de veinte minutos de duración (ponencias/ pósters) o paneles de tres expositores que exploren un tema similar.

Temas sugeridos:

 

Pueblos insulares y sus Diásporas

El Espacio del Atlántico

Revoluciones, Imperialismos

Colonialismos Comparados

Migraciones, inmigraciones

Exilio / Refugio Seguro

Género, Sexualidad

Clase, Raza, Etnicidad

Minorías, Creolizaciones

Desacuerdos, Reconciliaciones

Travesías y Cruces

Tránsito Oceánico

Culturas y Lenguas Viajeras

Música, Cine, Literatura

Gastronomía, Deportes

Religión, Creencias, Sub-culturas

 

Enviar un resumen de no más de 250 palabras al Comité Académico del Congreso SILAS hasta el 30 de agosto y a esta dirección de correo electrónico: silascuba2017@csub.edu

Las propuestas de paneles deberán incluir una descripción del panel (no más de 150 palabras) y estar acompañadas de los resúmenes de 250 palabras de cada ponencia. Los resúmenes de pósters también tendrán una extensión de no más de 250 palabras. Todas las propuestas deberán incluir una breve bio-data o CV de una sola página. No se aceptará más de una propuesta de panel, ponencia o póster por persona. Las decisiones de aceptación se comunicarán el 30 de septiembre. Las lenguas para la presentación de trabajos serán: inglés y español.

SILAS – Maynooth University – LASC Seminar May 2016

LatAm Irl Seminar Maynooth

Irish-Latin American Solidarity in the Context of the 1916 Rising

An Foras Feasa, Seminar Room, Iontas Building, Maynooth University Friday 13 May, 9.30am-5pm

SPEAKERS Ireland/Latin American Histories Ireland/Latin America Solidarities from 1970s onwards  Angus Mitchell (UL) on Casement  Dermott Keogh (UCC) on Latin America and 1916  Margaret Brehony (SILAS)  Peadar Kirby (UL),  Sally O’ Neill (ex-Trocaire),  Oisin Coghlan (Friends of the Earth),  Molly O’Duffy (Nicaragua)  Brendan Butler (El Salvador)  Andy Pollak (Chile)  Robin Hanan, INSG and LASC ALL WELCOME – FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED TO REGISTER: Contact BARRY CANNON barry.cannon@nuim.ie SUPPORTED BY: MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY 1916 COMMEMMORATIONS COMMITTEE ORGANISED BY: MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY CENTRE (LASC) AND SOCIETY OF IRISH LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (SILAS)

CFP: IMSLA’s Special Edition on Ireland’s War for Independence 1912-1922

Download CFP as Word document
Deadline: 30 September, 2016

Contributions are now invited for the 2016 Special Issue of the Journal of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, an international, refereed online journal, edited by Angus Mitchell and Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin

Ireland’s long war for independence from 1912 to 1922 reverberated internationally and echoed down through the years in Irish relations with the Global South. In particular, it spoke to a tradition of political and cultural radicalism that moved beneath the surface of Latin American republics. Links and reciprocities between Ireland and Latin America are multiple and diverse. With the recent surge of work on Irish-Latin American connections and several significant literary interventions, the extent of these links is ever clearer. In this commemorative year, it is time to venture further into those contact zones and hidden recesses of cultural exchange.

This special issue of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America focuses on the revolutionary decade between 1912 and 1922. We seek to explore connections, collaborations, and intellectual and cultural synergies fusing Irish, South American and Caribbean contexts and temporalities during these turbulent years – between the signing of the Home Rule Bill and the end of the Irish Civil War. We also wish to examine the subsequent legacy of commemoration and remembrance in official events, anti-state activism, and in fiction and non-fiction.

We welcome essays from a variety of disciplines that will deepen understanding of the experience of Irish-Latin American relations and throw interdisciplinary light on both the practical and imaginative connections between Ireland and South America. We also welcome articles or reviews of events and interventions that take place during this commemorative year.

In addition to essays on historical themes, literary texts or cultural artefacts, contributions on any of the following would be welcome:

The Green and Black Atlantic; nationalist and unionist cultures; republicanism; internationalism; migration and diaspora; labour rights; feminisms; anti-slavery activism; religion and faith missionary work; travel writing; commemoration within both contexts; interlinking mythologies and systems of knowledge; material and visual culture; loyalism; trade links and resource wars; representations in fiction and non-fiction; print culture; theatre; gender and sexuality; intellectual networks and coteries.

It is hoped that the edition will have contributions from different media platforms. Essays should be in the region of 5,000 words although longer essays that consider specific controversies and issues are welcome. Consideration will also be given to publication of digitised documents and archival material that address the theme and might provide valuable source material for future research.

All articles will be subject to peer review and must conform to the Contributors’ Guidelines of the journal: http://www.irlandeses.org/journal/contributors-guidelines/

For consideration, please submit articles (as an attached Word document) via email with the subject line “IMSLA Special Issue” by 30 September 2016 to Angus Mitchell or Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin:

Angus Mitchell: Angus.Mitchell@ul.ie
Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin: C.NiBheachain@ul.ie

 

Irish Caribbean Connections: An Interdisciplinary Conference University College Cork 22-23 July 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS

Irish Caribbean Connections: An Interdisciplinary Conference

University College Cork

22-23 July 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Irish Caribbean Connections is an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore synergies between Ireland and the Caribbean islands.  This event follows the vibrant  Caribbean Irish Connections conference held at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 2012.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LORNA GOODISON

INTRODUCED BY JAHAN RAMAZANI

We welcome proposals for papers across the range of disciplines, including but not confined to the following areas:

  • the performing arts, drama, music, literature, and the visual arts
  • cultural studies, postcolonial and transnational studies
  • the Black and Green Atlantic
  • diaspora, exile, migration, slavery, colonialism
  • antislavery movements, revolution
  • the Irish in the Caribbean
  • travel writing
  • Ireland and the Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean
  • history; geography; politics; archaeology; sociology; sociolinguistics; religion
  • digital humanities; international digitization projects

Organisers: Lee Jenkins (University College Cork); Melanie Otto (Trinity College Dublin)

Abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers should be emailed to Lee Jenkins at l.jenkins@ucc.ie by 31st March 2016.

Irish-Caribbean Connections takes place just before the 2016 conference of IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literature), to be held at University College Cork on 25-29 July. For details, visit http://iasil2016.com/

 

Irish-Caribbean Connections is supported by the University College Cork Strategic Research Fund