Notre Dame Scholars Contribute to Annual ACIS Conference

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The American Conference for Irish Studies recently completed its annual conference.  Taking place June 11-14, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland the conference featured numerous Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies faculty fellows, graduate students and former visiting scholars.  A large multidisciplinary scholarly organization, the American Conference for Irish Studies membership draws from the United States, Ireland and Canada.

Declan Kiberd, Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, was a plenary speaker and gave a talk “Disappearing Ireland – Tir faoi Léigear.”

Graduate student Nathaniel Myers received the Krause Research Fellowship in Irish Studies, which funds graduate research in Irish Literature at a North American institution.  This marks the second consecutive year a Notre Dame graduate student was awarded this scholarship.

Additional Institute faculty fellows who chaired talks or presented papers include Susan Cannon Harris (English), Sarah McKibben (Irish Language and Literature), Brian O’Conchubhair (Irish Language and Literature) and Abigail Palko (Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Gender Studies Program).  Graduate student presenters included Ailbhe Darcy, Kathryn Sawyer, Nathaniel Myers, John Conlon, Jill Wharton, Kara Donnelly, Robinson Murphy, John Dillon and Sonia Howell.   

In addition, five former Keough National Endowment for the Humanities fellows presented papers. 

The University of Notre Dame has been selected the site for the 2016 ACIS conference.