The Catholic Historical Society of Ireland Centenary Conference will be held in Maynooth College on 2-3 November 2012. This year marks the centenary of Archivium Hibernicum the organ of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland. To celebrate this landmark in Irish ecclesiastical history, the Society will hold a special conference dedicated to the theme of Ireland, empire and Christian civilization. The conference will take place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November 2012 and will be hosted by St Patrick’s College and the History Department, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth Co Kildare.

Proposals for papers (30 minutes duration) exploring Irish involvement in any empire (Carolingian, Holy Roman, Ottoman, Spanish, French, British, etc) and Christian civilization are welcome.

Enquiries and proposals for papers (Word document, up to 300 words) should be submitted by email to Professor Marian Lyons ( by 16 April 2012. Decision on proposals will be communicated by early May.


The illustration is taken from a protrait of Thomas Hussey, first president of Maynooth College, later bishop of Waterford and one-time chaplain to the Spanish Embassy in London. The portrait hangs in the college.

Catholic Historical Society of Ireland Conference Call for Papers 2012_0