The IAAS Prizes Sub-Committee are delighted to announce the winner of the Early-Career Travel, Research, and Conference Bursary. The prize has been awarded to  Dr Cathal Smith, who is based in the History Department in NUI Galway. The bursary supports his attendance at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in January 2018, where he presented a paper entitled “Irish Immigrants and American Slavery in the Late Antebellum Era: Irish Landlordism, the Great Potato Famine, and the Roots of the American Civil War.” The IAAS Committee would like to extend their warmest congratulations to Dr Smith.