Conference Speakers, Accommodation

LATEST INFORMATION – SPEAKERS, ACCOMMODATION

2017 SILAS Conference in Havana

Organising a conference in Cuba is new territory for us. We are working closely with great partners on the ground in Havana and the Irish Embassy in Mexico City. The conference venue is located in the historic centre of Old Havana or Havana Vieja. All of the panels and round tables will take place in the Palacio Segundo Cabo and the larger plenary and public events will move to el Colegio Universitario San Geronimo just a block away.

The timing of the conference coincides with the first Irish presidential visit to Cuba.

As part of the programme for the official visit we envisage that Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland and the Patron of SILAS will give the keynote address.

The annual Havana International Book Fair runs from 14-19 February. The Irish Embassy has invited a number of Irish writers to the event and they have very kindly agreed to participate in the SILAS conference.

Confirmed speakers

Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer, TCD

Colm Toibin

Joseph O’Connor

Orsola Casagrande

Lisa McInerney

Pura López-Colome

Michael McCaughan

Dermot Keogh, Emeritus Professor UCC

For information on accommodation, click here

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.

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

 

Website and Registration for Fifth SILAS Conference: University College Cork 2015

We are pleased to announce that the official conference website for the Fifth SILAS conference, at University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015, with information on registration, accommodation, directions, and more is available at http://silasucc2015.org/wp/

We look forward to seeing you in Cork this June!

CFP: IΙ CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE IBERO-AMÉRICA

Please see the PDF here for the CFP / Por favor, consulte el PDF aquí por el CFP

The Department of Hispanic Language and Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), in collaboration with the Latin American and the Caribbean Studies Department Latin America of Megatrend University – Belgrade (Serbia), Universidad del Norte (Asuncion, Paraguay), the Department of Humanities of Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina) and Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, USA) is pleased to announce the II International Congress on Latin America, to be held in Athens from 20 to 22 May 2015 with the title “Reflections on the Ibero-American Realities Facing the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century,” with the aim of bringing together researchers and specialists in Studies Latin America. The conference is geared towards exploring perspectives related Latin American reality from different and interdisciplinary angles.

Send 200-250 word abstracts with name, institution, paper title, subtopic, and brief CV by February 15, 2015 with the subject “Congreso 2015” to:
epavlakis @ spanll.uoa.gr or vkritikou@spanll.uoa.gr
Entries must not exceed 20 minutes and may be presented in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

El Departamento de Lengua y Literaturas Hispánicas de la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Nacional y Kapodistríaca de Atenas (Grecia), en colaboración con el departamento de Estudios de América Latina y el Caribe de la Universidad de Megatrend de Belgrado (Serbia), La Universidad del Norte (Asunción, Paraguay), el Departamento de Humanidades de la Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina) y el Departamento de Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Kentucky (Lexington EEUU), con el propósito de reunir investigadores y especialistas en los Estudios Latinoamericanos, se complace en anunciar el II Congreso Internacional sobre IberoAmérica, que tendrá lugar en Atenas del 20 al 22 de mayo de 2015 bajo el título Reflexiones sobre las realidades ibero-americanas ante los desafíos del siglo XXI. El congreso está orientado hacia la exploración de perspectivas relacionadas con la realidad latinoamericana desde ángulos distintos e interdisciplinarios.

Hasta el 15 de febrero de 2015 esperamos que confirmen al Comité organizador su deseo de participar enviando un correo electrónico a Congreso 2015:
epavlakis@spanll.uoa.gr o vkritikou@spanll.uoa.gr con nombre y apellido, institución a la que se pertenece, título de la ponencia, resumen (200-250 palabras), subtema donde se
adscribe y un breve currículum vitae.
Las participaciones no deberán exceder de 20 minutos y se podrán presentar en español, portugués e inglés.

CFP: Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality Conference

Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality

International Conference at University of Vigo (Spain)
17th – 18th September 2015

Co-organized by:
University of Vigo / University of Porto / Queen’s University Belfast

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool)

The Atlantic Ocean has historically played a major role in the relationship between the “Old World” and the “New World” both perceived as a geographical and cultural divide between continents but also functioning as a space of transit, mobility and hospitality. Accordingly, the history and culture of the diverse countries and continents that border the Atlantic tends to be studied either in terms of regional influence within the framework of a geopolitics, or as a series of exchanges and encounters between the different people and territories on or near the Atlantic shores.

This international conference seeks to bring together scholars from across the social sciences and the humanities in order both to extend the focus of these approaches and to suggest new ways of thinking about what binds and what separates the communities and individuals that inhabit the complex social and cultural spaces on both sides of the Atlantic.

We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers that address these broad concerns. A suggested, though not prescriptive, list of questions that potential contributors may wish to interrogate and/or illustrate includes:

  • The Atlantic as an itinerary rather than a bounded site.
  • The movement of people and ideas.
  • Enforced migration and its consequences.
  • Trans/Atlantic journeys and translational processes.
  • Cultural exchange and encounter: contact, transfer and transformation.
  • Representations in transit: the Atlantic in writing, images and sounds.
  • “The rumble of tongues”: linguistic exchanges around/across the Atlantic.
  • The tracing of an Atlantic identity: Atlantic communities and national/political organization.

300-word abstracts to be sent to the organizers at: atlantico@uvigo.es by 31 January 2015.
These will be peer reviewed and acceptance will be notified by 28 February 2015.

Further details may be obtained from the organizers, Teresa Caneda, Rui Carvalho Homem and David Johnston, by emailing: atlantico@uvigo.es

Fifth SILAS Conference: Cork 2015

Announcing the fifth SILAS conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Society for Irish Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC and the Geography Department, UCC invite you to participate in “Entangled Histories and Cultures: Re-mapping diasporas and migrations between Ireland and Latin America,” an international and interdisciplinary conference at University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015. The proximity of Cork harbour, historically an important gateway for migration and trade between Ireland, Spain, and Latin America, provides a stimulating setting from which to explore Ireland’s engagement with the Iberian Atlantic world. Irish people moved and settled in the company of transatlantic diasporas from Europe, Africa, and Asia in the context of Empire. Inter-ethnic relations and cross-cultural connections were complicated by processes of class, race, and gender. We invite papers and panels from across the Humanities and Social Sciences focused on entangled histories and legacies of migration through different eras of colonialism, independence, and globalisation. We also welcome papers on the memory, representation, and transformation of the relationship between Ireland and Latin America.
Topics might include but are not limited to:

  • Private histories/public histories
  • Colonialism/anti-colonialism
  • Labour, gender and racialisation
  • Slavery, anti-slavery
  • Freedom, human rights, indigenous rights
  • Sexualities, race and mestizaje
  • Migration, diaspora, exile
  • Languages, literacies, discourse
  • Exile: political, social, linguistic
  • Peregrinations, wanderings, religious/official journeys
  • Lands, landings, placing and mapping
  • Sea voyages, Safe Harbours, Perilous Passages/Safe Passages, Perilous Harbours
  • Documents, passports, carnets de voyages and de passages/ travelogues/travel narratives
  • Alternative epistemologies
  • Difficulties of entanglement
  • Ekphrasis: Imagi(ni)ng journeys, fictional migrations, (dis-) appearing acts
  • Visual culture, music, dance
  • Literature, journalism
  • Missionaries, government aid, trade
  • Transnational digital communities
  • Neo-liberalism, environmental, development, and food relations
  • Affinities/resistances
  • Solidarities/exploitations
  • Film Studies: documentaries, short films, docufictions, current affairs programmes and migrations
  • The art of travelling, travelling and art, travel literature
  • Mental and physical health: diasporas, migrations and exiles

Conference organizers also welcome paper, panel, and presentation proposals from individuals or groups engaged in related disciplines, including graduate students, independent scholars, public and community historians, authors, poets, artists, musicians, dancers, activists, and community associations. Conference languages include English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Submission of Abstracts/Poster proposals of c. 200 words due 17 December 2014 to:
Answer from Academic Committee: Monday, 5 January 2015
Confirmation by Participants: Monday, 26 January 2015
Online Provisional Programme Publication: Monday, 23 February 2015
Submission of Power Point presentations: Saturday, 16 May 2015

Conference: Dissonant Voices: Faith and The Irish Diaspora

The University of Winchester in association with the London Irish Centre presents
Dissonant Voices: Faith and The Irish Diaspora
Saturday 8th March 2014  9.30 am to 5.30 pm
The Presidential Suite, The London Irish Centre, Camden Square, NW1 9XB

Admission £15. Register here.

Click here for the PDF version of Conference Flyer

The Catholic Church in Ireland has often been defined as a conservative, authoritarian and severe organisation.  This is only one side of the story.

The Dissonant Voices:Faith and the Irish Diaspora Conference will explore the other radical and yet thoroughly orthodox tradition and legacy of the people of the Irish Church.  The Conference will examine the politically and socially engaged faith of the Irish and the Irish Diaspora.

The Conference will survey the historical contribution to Europe of Irish Church men and women.  The Conference will hear from contemporary voices in Ireland, influenced and influencing the universal Church in its option for the poor and oppressed.

The legacy of this outspoken faith will be examined by contributors from the Irish Diaspora who are fired by this radical but often unpublicised Irish Church.

Speakers include: Dr Eamonn O Ciardh, Fr Joe McVeigh, Msgr Rayond Murray and Dr Oliver Rafferty SJ

If you would like more information about the conferences please contact Conn Mac Gabhann Voices@Winchester.ac.uk
To register, click here