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Call For Papers

Secrets and Lies And/or The Irish in Newfoundland

The 2007 Canadian Association for Irish Studies is holding its annual conference and AGM from June 20-23rd in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Conference organizers are calling for 20-minute contributions on any aspect connected with or suggested by the titles of the conference.

Topics may include but are not limited to: conspiracy and espionage; secret societies within a cultural context; exclusivity and occlusion in any disciplinary context; previously undocumented sources and/or confessional texts; hidden or recently found archives; excavations; histories under erasure; masks, hidden identities, contingent selves; and art/artifact revision and restoration.

Keynote speakers: Professor Monica McWilliams (Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission), Dr. Peter Hart (Canada Research Chair in Irish History, Memorial University), and Dr. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Music, University of Missouri-St. Louis). Please send a 200-250 word abstract no later than December 22, 2006 to [email protected] Please paste the abstract into the body of the e-mail and please be sure to include your full name, contact information, and academic affiliation (if any). Abstracts will be assessed by a conference committee.