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Change, Commemoration, Community

22nd Australasian Irish Studies Conference: 29 November - 2 December 2016

Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia


About the Conference

Welcome to the 22nd Australasian Irish Studies conference which is titled 'Change, Commemoration and Community'.

Under the umbrella of Change we envisage subthemes of creativity, rebirth, revolution, renewal, new departures, innovation and economics. Commemoration encompasses all the significant events in Ireland’s political, social and economic life and is particularly significant in 2016 when there is a spotlight on commemorating and celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising; equally important are the events of the Great War. Community may include the diaspora, Irish language, religion, volunteerism, immigration, emigration, sport, cultural studies, literature, writing, music, dance and drama.

The conference is run under the auspices of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. It is sponsored by Flinders University and proceedings will take place at the university’s flagship city premises in Victoria Square, Adelaide  – a superb central location with modern facilities.

Tuesday November 29 is a free day with a morning bus tour of Irish Adelaide at 11am followed by lunch. Conference registration will be open from 5pm. At 6pm there will be a conference reception with refreshments until 7.30pm. Please register your interest in attending any of the Tuesday events by emailing

Presentation of conference papers will take place between Wednesday 30 November and Friday 2 December.

A conference dinner is planned for the evening of Thursday 1 December. This will be held at Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide in the Ballroom (designed by Irishman George Kingston, born in Bandon, Co. Cork).


Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law     Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities Ireland 1916:2016 Centenary Programme