This year’s symposium will be centred on the theme of ‘Unseen voices: Representations, interpretations and reconstructions’. 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.
By Postgraduates For Postgraduates
NPPSH has set itself apart by focusing on the postgraduate research community in Ireland. The conference is organised by a panel of postgraduate students with a small panel of academic staff to provide oversight and direction when needed.
NPPSH aims to give postgraduates the opportunity to share their research, while also providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable experience organising a conference.