Ireland Past and Present

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American Conference for Irish Studies
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ACIS 2013
Chicago, IL

While all cultures use selective narratives of the past to make sense of the present and chart the future, connections between the past and present seem to loom particularly large in Ireland's historical and cultural imagination. Along these lines the conference organizers invite scholars to submit paper proposals that examine the past/present dynamic in Irish and/or Irish diaspora history, literature and culture. Along with papers that address the conference theme, we are interested in using the conference to highlight the most exciting recent work in Irish Studies scholarship. With that mind, we welcome submissions addressing any and all topics or themes relevant to Irish Studies. Both individual paper and panel (3-4) submissions are welcomed, as are proposals for presentations in non-traditional formats (posters, performances, exhibits, etc). Proposals should be 250-300 words in length, and should include a brief bio (50 words) of the author. Panel proposals should include 250-300 word proposals from each panel submitter, plus bios for each author. Please send proposals or questions to the ACIS 2013 Selection Committee at the conference mail address: The deadline for submission is 1 November 2012.