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Postgraduate Conferences

The PSAI organises a biennial Postgraduate Conference. The next Postgraduate Conference will take place in Dublin in December 2024.

The PSAI’s Postgraduate and Early Career supports can fund conference participation. For details, click here.


Past PSAI Postgraduate Conferences

2022

The 2022 Postgraduate Conference took place at Queen’s University Belfast.

2020-21

The 2020 Postgraduate Conference, which was due to take place at the University of Limerick in 2020, was held online on the weekend of the 30th of January 2021.

2018

The 2018 Postgraduate Conference took place at University College Dublin, on the 11th May 2018.

2016

The 2016 Postgraduate Conference was held in Queens University Belfast. The theme of the conference was “Irish Politics 1916-2016: 100 Years of Continuity and Change“. The conference website can be found here.

2014

The 2014 Postgraduate conference took place in Dublin City University on Friday, 16th May.

2012

The 2012 Postgraduate conference was hosted at National University of Ireland, Maynooth on 22nd – 23rd June.

The theme of the conference was “Political Institutions: Continuity and Change”.

Find out more below.

2011

The 2011 Postgraduate conference  was hosted by the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin on 15th – 16th September, 2011.

The theme of the conference was “Generational Turnover of Political Elites: How is generational change defined, how does it occur and what, if any are the consequences?”.

2010

The 2010 Postgraduate conference took place at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University of Belfast on 17th – 18th September 2010.

The theme for the conference was “Political Transformation in Post-Conflict Societies”, and the final programme is now available.

2009

The 2009 Postgraduate conference took place at University College Cork on the 24th – 25th April 2009.

The final programme for the conference is available.

2008

The 2008 Postgraduate conference took place at University College Dublin’s School of Politics and International Relations on 25th and 26th April 2008.

The Preliminary programme for the conference is available.

2007

The 2007 Postgraduate conference was hosted by Trinity College Dublin.

Details of the papers presented can be found here (some papers are available to download and are highlighted).

2006

The 2006 Postgraduate conference was hosted by Queen’s University Belfast.

Details of the papers presented can be found here: