CFP: New Directions in Irish History

Teesside University in the North East of England, UK is organising a conference in Irish History entitled ‘New Directions in Irish History’, to be held in February 2019. The conference is aimed at postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers in History.

Conference twitter account is @NewConference. A link to CPF can be found by following this link: Alternatively, you can find the Call for Papers via the pdf flyer. New Directions in Irish History- CFP

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IASIL Japan Conference Programme Update

We are pleased to inform you that classrooms to be used for the conference are now confirmed.

3rd floor, Bldg. 5, Toyo University (Hakusan Campus)
Rm 5303: Registration
Rm 5310: Opening and closing addresses, symposia and Room 1 of individual papers.
Rm 5306: Room 2 of individual papers.
Tea and coffee are available in Rooms 5302 and 5303.

Please refer to the latest conference programme: 2018 ijprogramme

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Deirdre Madden Lectures at Waseda and Gakushuin

This year’s guest artist at IASIL Japan Conference, Ms. Deirdre Madden is giving lectures at Waseda University (17 October) and Gakushuin University (18 October, with the poet, Harry Clifton). You are most welcome to the lectures.

Waseda University: ORIS Seminar 39
Deirdre Madden, “On Storytelling: a writer’s perspective”
Time and Date: 14:45 ~18:00 [short break 16:15~16:30], Wednesday, 17 October
Venue: Bldg. 11-701, Waseda Campus, Waseda University

flyer: ORIS Seminar 39_rev

【Reading at Gakushuin University】
“A Reading by Deirdre Madden and Harry Clifton”
Time and Date: 18.00-, Thursday, 18 October
Venue: International Room 508, Central Educational Research Building (No. 16 on Map)
flyer: 2018Deirdre Madden_Harry Clifton

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Ondrej Pilny Lecture at Seikei University

The guest speaker of IASIL Japan conference, Dr. Ondrej Pilny is giving a lecture at Seikei University on 15 October. You are welcome to attend the lecture.

“Constructing the Irish in Central Europe: German Travel Narratives and Czech Political Emancipation in the Mid-19th Century”

Time and Date: 17.00-19.00, Monday, 15 October
Venue: 第2中会議室 (Meeting Room 2), 2nd floor, Bldg. 10

Supported by The JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 2018
“Prague and Dublin: Spaces of discourse on ghosts and media: aspects of ‘translation’ between cultures”

Please note that the Main Gate will close at 18.00. If you are coming late, please make sure you arrive no later than 18.00.


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Professor John McCourt Lectures

October 7th, Sunday, 3:00 pm ~6:00 pm
Hosei University in Tokyo, BT Skyhall (法政大学 BTスカイホール)
Title: “‘Little read by sane folk’: the fate of Ulysses in 20s and 30s Ireland”.

October 10th, Wednesday, Start at 2:55 pm (60 mins lecture)
Doshisha University in Kyoto, Imadegawa Campus, Tokushokann Ground Floor Meeting Room (同志社大学今出川キャンパス徳照館一階会議室)
Title: “Joyce’s many paths to Ulysses

For details please go to The James Joyce Society of Japan website:

This is an introductory lecture which shows how Joyce gathered the material for Ulysses in both at home in Dublin and in exile in his adopted home in Trieste. It will discuss the importance of exile for Joyce, look at how he transformed his vision of Dublin in Dubliners from that of a paralysed city to the more expansive and cosmopolitan city evoked in Ulysses. It will situate Joyce’s work within the contexts of the Irish Revival and of European modernism.

Professor McCourt is the author of Joyce in Context (2014), Roll Away the Real World: James Joyce and Cinema (2010), The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste, 1904-1920 (2000), James Joyce a Passionate Exile (1999), and many other articles and references on Joyce. He is one of the founding members of Trieste Joyce School. He taught at University of Rome and now teaches at University of Macerata (Universita di Macerata), Italy. Kyoko Miyata published her Japanese translation of The Years of Bloom with Suiseisha last year. (『ブルームの歳月――トリエステのジェイムズ・ジョイス 1904-1920』宮田恭子訳、水声社、2017年)

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2018 IASIL Japan: Registration now open

IASIL Japan Newsletter (September 2017) is downloadable here: 2018 NL 2(Sept)

The conference programme, the book of abstracts, the campus map and  posters are now available. Please go to our Conference page <>.  Please register from the Conference page by 22 September 2017.

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Michael Longley: Ohtomo-no-Yakamochi Literary Award

Michael Longley receives Ohtomo-no-Yakamochi Literary Award (第1回大伴家持文学賞) rom Toyama Prefecture.The ceremony will be held in Toyama on 28 July .

(In Celebration of the 1300th Anniversary of Ohtomo-no-Yakamochi)
(1) 日 時  平成30728日(土) 14:30~(開場14:00 
     Date      Saturday, 28 July 14.30- (venue opens at 14.00)
(2) 場 所  富山県民会館 ホール 
      Venue    Toyama Prefectura Civic Center
(3) 概 要  Programme
     ○ 式辞、祝辞  Opening addresses
     ○ 1回大伴家持文学賞・第1回高志の国詩歌賞贈呈式 Presentation of Awards
     ○ 海外文筆家からのお祝いメッセージ (Messages from overseas)
     ○ 記念講演  マイケル・ロングリー氏 (Special Lecture by Michael Longley)
     ○ 詩の朗読(マイケル・ロングリー氏の詩の日本語訳)   室井 滋 氏(女優、エッセイスト)
        (Poetry Reading: Japanese translation of Michael Longley’s poems will be read
        by  actress Shigeru Muroi)
      ○ パネルディスカッション
       亀山 郁夫 氏(大伴家持文学賞選考委員、名古屋外国語大学学長)
       松浦 寿 氏(大伴家持文学賞選考委員、詩人、作家、東京大学名誉教授)
       室井  滋 氏
       山内マリコ 氏(小説家、エッセイスト)
       (Panel Discussion by Ikuo Kameyama, Hisaki Matsuura, Shigeru Muroi and Mariko
       Yamauchi )
           ○ 記念演奏 東儀 秀樹 氏(雅楽師) (Special Gagaku performance by Hideki Tohgi)
(4) 参加人数等  900人(入場無料。ただし、入場整理券が必要)
      Admission Free (booking necessary); The venue holds 900 people.
(5) 応募締切日  平成3076日(金)必着
       Booking should be made by post, fax or via website by 6 July. (Necessary information: 1) Postal code, 2) Address, 3) Name, 4) Age, 5) Cellphone No. 6) If applying for a group of not more than 4 people, quote name and age of all the members)
〈はがき〉 〒930-8650(住所記載不要) 北日本新聞社営業局内
〈F A X 〉 076-431-1915
〈W E B 〉 専用HP



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Declan Kiberd Lecture at Waseda University

Waseda University is holding a special lecture inviting Professor Declan Kiberd on 25 May, 2018.

Registration available at


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Screening of _In the Name of Peace_ at Sophia University

The Irish Embassy and Sophia University are putting “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America”, a documentary film on the Good Friday Agreement, on screen on Monday 21 May. Registration in advance is required. Details are on the flier.

180521 John Hume Documentary Flier

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ドキュメンタリー『平和の名のもとに ジョン・ヒューム・イン・アメリカ』上映会


日時:2018521日(月) 18:30 – 20:30(開場18:00
会場:上智大学四谷キャンパス 10号館講堂

後援:上智大学ソフィア会 、ノートルダム大学同窓会


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2017 IASIL Japan Bibliography Compilation

Please submit bibliographical information about the books and articles you published in 2017 (January 1 – December 31) for inclusion in the 2018 Journal of Irish Studies and the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of the Irish University Review. Your data should be sent to Prof. Yoriko Kitagawa at the following e-mail address by March 31st, 2018.  続きを読む

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