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20
Jul

Reconciliations: The 2015 Conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

This year the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures comes to the University of York and to venues across the city.

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28
Nov

Difficult Women 1680-1830

A one-day interdisciplinary conference.

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