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50th Anniversary Conference


Maynooth University, Co. Kildare

3-4 April 2020

It is with no small amount of sadness that we can now confirm IAAS2020 will not run on 3-4 April.
Given the situation with COVID-19, we could not ethically or intellectually justify going ahead with the conference under the current circumstances.
We are hoping to reschedule the conference for November, to run in conjunction with the PG conference as a large, group effort of celebration and solidarity. We will let you know more about this in due course.
If you would still like to be a part of the conference, please bear with us.
If you require a refund, please get in touch via the conference gmail.

With heartfelt thanks for your understanding and your collegiality.

Catherine Gander and 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 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”



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

“Documenting Resistance in the U.S. Borderlands”




Please send enquiries to: IAAS2020conference@gmail.com



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.