Comhfhios Irish Studies Graduate Conference
Comhfhios Boston College
February 25-26, 2022
Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
Comhfhios 2022 will provide a platform for scholarship that privileges the voices of marginalized groups in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Irish diaspora. At the same time, it will create a space for graduate students and faculty to engage in meaningful discussions about inclusivity both in terms of scholarship and across the academies that constitute Irish studies. This year's theme, “Other Irelands,'' is intended to encourage presentations that challenge, complicate, or even contradict traditional representations of Irishness in literature, drama, and art as well as entrenched understandings of Irish history, culture, and society.
Papers need not be limited by era nor location, and can pertain to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the global Irish diaspora from the medieval period to the present.
Topics within the theme of “Other Irelands” can include, but are by no means limited to:
Women, gender, and sexuality
Race and racism
Politics and activism
Health and disability
Climate change and environmentalism
Agriculture and industry
Memory, remembering, and trauma
Other subaltern narratives
Proposals should be between 200 and 300 words, and presentations will be 15-20 minutes long. Please submit to ComhfhiosBC@gmail.com by December 15, 2021.