American Conference for Irish Studies to hold regional gathering in Athens, Dec. 2-3

The 2022 American Conference for Irish Studies / SOUTH will take place December 2-3, 2022 in Athens, with plenary events free and open to the public.

The conference theme is “Border Crossings,” and it will feature two public plenary conversations, a public reading, and roundtable panel discussions. ACIS members can register here to attend and participate in the panel discussions.

The Dec. 2 plenary conversation will feature Geraldine Higgins, Emory University (Moderator); Peter O’Neill, University of Georgia; Kerry Neville, Georgia College; Lisa Godson, National College of Art and Design; Annie Fletcher, Director, Irish Museum of Modern Art; and Howard Keeley, Georgia Southern University.

The Dec. 3 plenary panel will feature Nicholas Allen, University of Georgia (Moderator); Marilynn Richtarik, Georgia State University; Caoimhe nic Dháibhéid, University of Sheffield; Eve Patten, Trinity College Dublin; John O’Brennan, Maynooth University; and Kim Mawhinney, Senior Curator of Art, Ulster Museum, National Museums NI.

The Dec. 3 evening closing event will feature readings by novelist Rónán Hession and poets LeAnne Howe and Adrian Rice. The full program is available here.

Registration is free for students, adjunct and faculty with less support, and $50 for everyone else. All attendees must register if they plan to attend the panel discussions. The plenary events are free and open to the public. Further speakers may be added to the program as conference plans are finalized.

ACIS / SOUTH 2022 is presented with the generous support of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia.