Call for book reviewers – Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy

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*Update: we’ve received a great response to this call, many thanks! The call for expressions of interest is now closed, but additional calls for future issues will also be advertised.*

The Editorial Board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy is now seeking expressions of interest for reviews of the following recent publications for Volume 3 of the Journal:

Synopses of the various books and further details can be downloaded here. Interested reviewers should email info@culturalpolicy.ie by Monday, 11 May with a brief statement of interest and a short bio / CV. Books will be sent to reviewers, and final text (approximately 2,000 words) will be due June 2015. Style guidelines and further details may be found at www.culturalpolicy.ie. Volume 2 (2014) of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy (www.culturalpolicy.ie) is also now available.

Now in paperback: Commemorating the Irish Famine

LUP_coverI’m very pleased to share that my book Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument (Liverpool University Press) is now out in paperback, after going through two hardback runs! I’ve been so delighted with the reception of the book; in the past year alone I’ve had the opportunity to speak about this work across Ireland, and in the UK, US, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey.

If you happen to be in Edinburgh this week — I’ll be giving another talk as part of the Migration, Museums and Memorials conference happening at the National Museum of Scotland from 11-13 February. I’ll also be part of a plenary panel speaking to the theme of Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory: Transitions and Transformations at Radboud University in the Netherlands, from 31 March – 2 April. The International Network of Irish Famine Studies is run from Radboud (I’m one of their core members) and we’re also meeting from 23-24 April — the associated CFP has been extended to 15 February, in case you’re interested! Finally in mid-June I’ll be part of the Irish Famine Summer School in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, speaking about Famine memory and legacies of migration.