We are pleased to announce our forthcoming elections this Autumn to appoint the organisation’s Council for 2021-23. Our organisation operates with a council of 15: the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and 11 ordinary council members. Our elections open on 6 November and close on 27 November, with successful candidates notified by 1 December. If you are a member […]Read more "BAIS Council Elections 2020"
This is a report on major Irish Studies activity, compiled by Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston, BAIS Communications Manager. If you wish to be included in a future report and have activities under the following headings only, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, this is limited to activity in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It will be circulated to the EFACIS […]Read more "IRISH STUDIES REPORT: BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND, 2019-2020"
The Council of the British Association for Irish Studies stands in solidarity with all those protesting for justice and equality across the United States. As scholars of Ireland we are conscious of how discourses of Ireland and Irishness have been used to play down historic injustices towards Black people, or even push back against their […]Read more "Statement from the BAIS Council on Black Lives Matter"
We would like to congratulate all of our prize winners for 2020. We hope to be able to celebrate their successes in person in 2021. We thank our judges for their scrupulous work in difficult circumstances this year and the Embassy of Ireland for funding our bursaries. The BAIS Essay Prize is kindly supported by […]Read more "BAIS Prize Winners 2020"
During the month of May, BAIS will facilitate an online month-long Irish Studies ‘Conference’ on Twitter. We welcome speakers from anywhere in the world, at any stage of their careers, on any topic as long as it is related to Ireland or the Irish diaspora. We ask that during this period you upload to Twitter […]Read more "BAIS Virtual Conference – May 2020"
BAIS CULTURAL PROGRAMME Institute of Irish Studies, Liverpool. More details on booking to follow. Please find our CFP here. Thursday 2 July – What If? A Play by Patricia Downey (Spanner in the Works Theatre) Friday 3 July – Eimear McBride in conversation with Professor Derval Turbidy (Goldsmiths) Saturday 4 July – Tony Doherty and Jimmy McGovern in conversation Biographies PATRICIA DOWNEY/SPANNER IN THE WORKS THEATRE Spanner in the Works Theatre […]Read more "BAIS Conference Cultural Programme – Liverpool 2020"
Republican Feminism(s): Literature and Women’s History of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ Conflict The final instalment in our BAIS postgraduate bursary prize winner series comes from Aimee Walsh (Liverpool John Moores University). Aimee utilised her bursary winnings to attend a writing retreat in the late stages of her PhD. My PhD research examines the representation of […]Read more "Literature and Women’s History of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ Conflict"
Everything A Woman Could Ask For?: Irish Women in Late-Nineteenth Century New York The sixth instalment in our series of posts by BAIS postgraduate bursary winners comes from Beth Kitson (Oxford). Beth used her bursary funding for a research trip to New York, where she examined archives relating to the lives of Irish women in America. […]Read more "Irish Women in Late-Nineteenth Century New York"
Historical Puzzles The fifth instalment in our series of posts by BAIS postgraduate bursary winners comes from Rachel Kowalski (Wolfson College, Oxford). Rachel utilised her bursary funding for a trip to Galway to speak at an NUI Galway research seminar about her work on the Provisional IRA and sectarianism. As a historian, I spend my […]Read more "Historical Puzzles"
Being English in Ireland The fourth instalment in our series of posts by BAIS postgraduate bursary winners comes from Victoria Brown (Queen Mary, University of London). Victoria used her bursary funding to conduct preliminary research in the Republic of Ireland for her thesis on the experience English emigrants in Ireland. “Do you mean Irish people […]Read more "Being English in Ireland"