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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Loyalty in Captivity: Researching paramilitary prisoners in the archive, the museum and the conference The third instalment in our series of posts by BAIS postgraduate bursary winners comes from James Bright (University of Edinburgh). James used his bursary funding for a research trip to Belfast, where he examined material relating to loyalist paramilitaries. Fieldwork in […]
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