50th Anniversary Conference


Maynooth University, Co. Kildare

8-10 April 2021 online



We are very pleased to announce that the postponed special anniversary IAAS conference will be taking place online from 8-10 April 2021.
The conference will run to roughly the same programme as previously organised. Delegates have been contacted, but there may be room for new presenters. If you would like to attend the conference or have any queries relating to the event, please get in touch with the organisers via the conference gmail: 


We will post more details shortly. With heartfelt thanks for your understanding and your collegiality.

The IAAS2020 team.


The call for papers has closed. 

As the IAAS turns 50 in 2020, we are delighted to announce that a special anniversary conference will be hosted at Maynooth University on 3rd and 4th April. In keeping with the Association’s ongoing ethos of providing space and opportunity to voices, stories, and bodies historically marginalised by dominant discourses, IAAS 2020 invites submissions on the theme of ‘Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories’.

Our 2021 keynote speakers:


Professor Amy Mooney (Columbia College Chicago; Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford)

“Say It with Pictures”: Visualizing Black Modern Subjectivities”



Second keynote speaker for 2021 TBC.  Watch this space for exciting news!


Our original keynote speaker, Prof. Stephanie Elizondo Griest, will sadly not be joining us virtually in 2021, but will hopefully be visiting us in person in 2022 for a special series of events across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We will keep you posted.


Professor Stephanie Griest (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

“Documenting Resistance in the U.S. Borderlands”





Registration is now open. Please click on the button to register your attendance at IAAS2020. Registration closes 31st March 2020.




Click on the image for directions to Maynooth University.



Presenters have been supplied accommodation booking information. Non-presenting attendees are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements: if you wish to avail of a conference discount on accommodation booking, please email the above address for a voucher code valid at two nearby hotels.



Please feel free to download our poster here.