Portrait of Wolfe Tone. With thanks to the Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Leinster House, Dublin, http://www.oireachtas.ie/ViewDoc.asp?fn=/documents/tour/photos_portraits.htm&CatID=98&m=t


- from TONE to GONNE

Maud Gonne. Thanks to The Wild Geese, http://www.thewildgeese.com/pages/gonne.html

University of Glasgow
22-24 June 2007

Annual Conference of
The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone,
It’s with O’Leary in the grave.
(Yeats, ‘September 1913’)


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This conference aims to explore the material culture of Romantic Ireland in all its manifestations – from Tone to Gonne, and from O’Leary to Theory …

Since the venue is Glasgow there will be some emphasis on Irish-Scottish relations in the period, for as well as being the Second City of Empire Glasgow was a major centre of Irish immigration in the nineteenth century. The Bloomsday celebrations in Glasgow on 16th June 2007 will begin a week of Irish cultural activities in the city, culminating in this major international conference.

We have been negotiating sponsorship so as to keep cost for conference participants reasonable. We have been fortunate in attracting support and sponsorship from:

The Irish Embassy, London
The Consulate General of Ireland to Scotland
Glasgow City Council
An Bord Bia / The Irish Food Board
The North-East Irish Cultural Network (NEICN) in Durham and Sunderland

The conference organizers are: Katie Gough, Paddy Lyons, and Willy Maley. The conference email address is tonetogonne@arts.gla.ac.uk

The Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland began its annual conferences in the early 1990s -- firstly in Ireland, and then rotating between Ireland, Europe and America. From these conferences more than a dozen volumes have already been published, helping to place this field at the cutting edge of Irish studies. It is anticipated that a volume of papers from the Glasgow conference will be published.

We take a broad and long view of the nineteenth century, and have welcomed proposals for papers and panels in every area and across disciplines investigating nineteenth-century Irish Studies. We intend that papers should be 20-25 minutes in length.

Papers were invited on all pertinent topics, including:

absenteeism; William Allingham; archaeology; architecture; the Banim brothers; the Big House; The Bohemian Girl; Dion Boucicault; caricature and cartoon; William Carleton; Catholic Emancipation; Celtic Football Club; Celticism; chapbooks; childhood; coffin ships; James Connolly; crime and punishment; Thomas Davis; Michael Davitt; diaspora; education; Maria Edgeworth; emigration; Robert Emmett; Empire; exile; fairies; the family, private property, and the state; the Famine; Fenianism; Sir Samuel Ferguson; folklore; folksong; folkstory; the Gaelic League; Maud Gonne; Irish Gothic; The Groves of Blarney; the Green Atlantic; Lady Gregory; Gerald Griffin; Arthur Griffith; gypsies, tinkers, travellers; Home Rule; immigration; Joyce; the Kildare Place Society; Knocknagow; May Laffan; labour history; landlordism; language; law; Emily Lawless; Sheridan LeFanu; Lever and Lover; the lockout; James Clarence Mangan; Marx and Engels; Charles Robert Maturin; melodrama; migration; John Mitchel; George Moore; Thomas Moore; Lady Morgan; Mother Ireland; music and song; The Nation; Daniel O’Connell; Hubert O’Grady; John O’Leary; orality; Orangeism; orientalism; PH Pearse; paper landscapes; Parnell; periodical literature; the Phoenix Club; the Phoenix Park murders; policing and popular justice; prisoners; print culture; Queen Victoria; Ribbonmen; Romance; Romanticism; school readers; sectarianism; Shaw; Somerville and Ross, Speranza, Lady Wilde; the stage Irishman; Bram Stoker; Synge; temperance; tenantry; tourism; tract societies; translation; travel; urban development; visual culture; wakes and funereal rites; Wolfe Tone; the Volunteer Movement; Wilde; Yeats; the Young Ireland movement; the Zoological Society of Dublin.

Registration costs £115 (waged) or £75 (unwaged)
The conference dinner on Saturday 23rd June will be held in the City Chambers, and will cost £25, per person, payable only at registration.
To register, please download and complete the registration form.

We have obtained very favourable terms from the University, which you can see on the accommodation page.