2011-2011 is the centenary year of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland. As part of the centenary celebrations the annual conference of the society  will be held in NUI Maynooth on Friday and Saturday, 2-3 November 2012 in the Iontas Building, North Campus NUI Maynooth, Maynooth Co Kildare, beginning with registration on the Friday morning at 10am. The conference theme is ‘Ireland, empire and Christian civilization’. The keynote speakers are Dr Oliver J. Rafferty SJ and Dr Colin Barr. Professor Daire Keogh, president of St Patrick’s College/DCU will launch the 2012 issue of Archivium Hibernicum on Friday evening at 6.45. The launch of Prof Colm Lennon’s new book on the history of the Irish confraternities will take place at lunchtime on Saturday. The conference will take place in the Iontas building on the North Campus NUI Maynooth, which may be accessed from the old Galway road. There are convenient rail and bus links from Dublin city centre.


Full conference registration fee: ?45 (?30 for students)
One-day conference registration fee: ?25 (?13 for students)

For further information please contact
Professor Marian Lyons
Department of History, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
Tel +353 (0)17083729
Email: history.department@nuim.ie
Website: http://history.nuim.ie/