Beyond the Island: Transnational Approaches to History

Venue
The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
21st April, 2012 @ 09:00:00

Beyond the Island: Transnational Approaches to History

The Moore Institute Seminar Room

April 20th to 21st, 2011

This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars of History, Political Science, Law and English to discuss the merits and limitations of transnational and global studies. In recent years, scholars have increasingly recognized the limitations of the nation-state as a framework of analyses and as a result transnational and global approaches have moved to the top of research agendas across many countries. At the same time, explorations in this area have been largely overlooked in Irish universities. This conference will debate the merits of transnational vistas for understanding the important themes of diaspora, nationalism, political violence, and human rights in the Irish past and present, and will compare how transnational approaches move beyond or differ from established fields such as the Atlantic world, imperial studies, world history, comparative studies, and so on. The conference papers cover a broad geographical scope and stretch across a long chronology, from late-medieval to contemporary history. Guest speakers will include, among others, Kevin Kenny (Boston College), Kiran Patel (Maastricht), Timothy Meagher (CUA, Washington), Carl Levy (Goldsmiths, London) and Irene Bueno (Leiden).