Annual Conference 2020


‘Dwelling(s) in Nineteenth-Century Ireland’

University College Cork, 25-26 June 2020

Representations of Irish dwellings                                             State policy and dwellings
Communal dwellings                                                                     Institutional dwellings
Home ownership                                                                            Possession and dispossession
Law and the legal establishment of dwelling in Ireland         Material Culture of dwellings
Animals and cohabitation in Irish dwellings                            Memory and dwellings
Gender and the meaning and experience of dwellings           Dwelling on road or on the sea
The home as a site of repose, resistance, or remembrance    Dwellings and the diaspora
The social dynamics of access to housing in Irish life             Family dwelling
Cultures of work in and around dwelling places                      Childhood and dwelling
Architecture of dwelling                                                                The emotions of ‘home’
Liminal spaces within the home                                                  Art and dwellings

Please email abstracts (and 50-word bio) to Jay Roszman ( for consideration no later than 15 January 2020. We are eager to consider papers from a wide variety of disciplines (in keeping with the Society’s mission of interdisciplinarity), and from new and established scholars from the academy and other professions.

Two Bursaries of €150 will be provided on a competitive basis to postgraduate, early-career researchers, or independent scholars for whom another source of funding is not available for travel expenses. Please mention if you wish to apply for a bursary when submitting your abstract.

Organising committee: Dr Heather Laird (, School of English; Dr Maeve O’Riordan ( and Dr Jay Roszman (, School of History, UCC.