CFP: Landlords, tenants and their estates in Ireland: 1600-2013, NUI Galway, Sept 2013

Deadline for proposals: 9th August 2013

Landlords, tenants and their estates in Ireland: 1600-2013,
Moore Institute, NUI Galway,
13th – 14th September 2013.

Proposals for conference papers on the theme of landlords, tenants and their estates in Ireland from 1600 to the present day are invited for a conference which seeks to offer fresh perspectives to landed estate historiography. Life on landed estates in Ireland often varied from estate to estate and altered significantly across the centuries due to ever changing political, economic, and social landscapes. Research on landed estates in Ireland are frequently limited to studies of single estates. While such studies are vital and informative, a great potential remains for a deeper penetration of sources and for the development of new perspectives if a more comparative or trans-estate model was adopted within the island of Ireland, along with a much needed transnational approach. The conference intends to encourage new pathways for research and ultimately reshape understandings of Irish landed estates. Postgraduates and early-career researchers are particularly welcome.

Appropriate topics for 20-minute papers may include, but are not restricted to:

–        estate management and employees

–        secret societies, agrarian agitation, nationalism, and the land wars

–        Politics, the courts, and religion

–        Women and the estate

–        Education, emigration, and leisure

–        The media and representations in literature

Convenors:         Dr. Brian Casey

            Dr. Joanne Mc Entee (NUI Galway)

The convenors welcome both individual proposals and suggestions for panels on additional themes. Please send your proposals (200 word abstract) as attachments to by 9 August 2013.


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