Call for Papers, New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium on the Humanities, Maynooth University (Conference)

Posted: Wednesday, 11 April 2018

NPPSH, the annual conference initiated in 2016 by Maynooth University, invite both individual and panel abstracts from researchers (Masters and PhDs) for 20-minute presentations centred on the theme of ‘Unseen voices: Representations, interpretations and reconstructions'.The deadline for receipt of proposals is the 18 May 2018.

The New Perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium on the Humanities is designed and organised by postgraduate students, for postgraduate students - our objective is to highlight the scope and depth of emerging humanities across a diverse range of disciplines. It will be held at Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, Ireland, on the 12th and 13th October 2018.

There's really no such thing as ‘voiceless'. There are only the deliberately silenced or preferably unheard.' - Arundhati Roy

2018 is a year of both commemoration of past achievements in equality and inclusivity and a renewed awareness of our socio-political responsibilities as Irish and international citizens. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day and 100 years since Countess Markievicz was elected to the Houses of Parliament and Irish women gained the right to vote. In the wake of Repeal the 8th, #IBelieveHer and #MeToo campaigns, this year has been a watershed in terms of emerging voices. It is hoped that ‘unseen voices' will foster an inquiry into the debates surrounding hidden and untold stories in various disciplines and time periods, as well as stoke investigation into our roles and responsibilities as researchers in making the invisible visible and the silenced heard.

Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

Tradition vs modernity
Societies and communities
Publics and counter-publics
Migration and diasporas
Violence, marginalisation and boundaries

Proposals of no more than 250 words should be submitted via the below link no later than Friday 18th May 2018.

The New Perspectives symposium will be hosted by the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Maynooth University.
Call for Papers

Click here to access the link on the NPPSH website to submit your abstract.