Join an international team of scholars to discuss Ireland’s rich intellectual history in an ideal setting: the very school that George Berkeley and Jonathan Swift attended. Kilkenny College, in conjunction with Georgia Southern University, invite paper submissions from undergraduate or graduate students for Educating the Irish Genius, a symposium on the history of Irish thought to be held at Kilkenny College, Kilkenny, 26-28 July, 2014. Papers on any topic or figure in the history of Irish thought will be considered. This includes, but is not limited to papers on the Dublin Philosophical Society, John Scottus Eriugena, the Irish Augustine, Robert Boyle, Katherine Ranelagh, William Molyneux, John Toland, Edmund Burke, James Usher, Daniel O’Connell, Samuel Beckett, and Owen Flanagan, though papers on Berkeley and Swift will be given special consideration.
Directions: Submit your name, the title of your paper, your university affiliation, your email address, and a 150-word abstract to William Eaton, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see: http://www.kilkennygenius.com/students/.
Deadline for Submissions: Saturday, 15 May, 2014.
Notifications: Authors of papers accepted for the conference will be notified by 1 June, 2014.