Autumn Symposium and AGM of the Agricultural History Society of Ireland

The call for papers for the Autumn Symposium and AGM of the Agricultural History Society of Ireland. The theme this year is: ‘Cattle: a long-term mainstay of Irish farming and economy’. The keynote speaker will be Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Director, Discovery Programme) and the lecture title is ‘From the Táin to CAP: the importance of cattle in Ireland’.

Location: Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Date: Friday, 7 November 2014
Time: 09.30–16.45 h; lecture programme commences at 10.00 h

The focus of the Symposium is on cattle in the historical period (folklore, marts, breeds of cattle, cattle management, cattle in the Irish economy, etc.). Whilst there will be several invited speakers, contributions — both oral and poster presentations — are invited from anybody who has material (including work-in-progress) relevant to the overall theme of the conference. If you would like to present your research, please email (see Registration) as soon as possible, and give name, affiliation (if relevant), title of presentation, a short abstract (200–300 words) and indicate whether it is intended as an oral or poster presentation.


Please register as soon as possible by emailing or
Fee (payable on the day): €10 members; €15 non-members; registration fee includes tea/coffee and light lunch (sandwiches).

Note: To facilitate the organisers, intending participants are urged to register timely.
Membership is available online (see OR at a Society event such as the Symposium.
Cost: €20 per annum or €10 for student/unwaged.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM of the Society will take place in the Helen Roe Theatre at midday (over the lunch-time break, i.e. 11.45-13.30 approx.).


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