Countdown to AAI Conference 2018

Dear all

the annual Anthropological Association of Ireland conference takes place next week at University College Cork. The two conference starts at 11 AM sharp on Friday 21st, registration will open at 10:30 and you can register online also for certification:

To help you orientate please consult the information below:


the conference will be held on the main UCC Campus in Cork City on Western Road. The opening ceremony will occur in the historic Aula Maxima room in the North Wing where the new MA Anthropology will be officially launched and the conference convened. click here


Cork city offer an array of accommodation types to suit your needs and budget which you will easily find on tripadvisor, and similar websites but Cork is a small city, very “walkable” with good bus network too and bicycle sharing scheme also so it can be worth looking around to see what suits you. Staying anywhere near the city centre regardless of side will be fine. Depending on your choice prices will range from 50 to 130 per night with breakfast

options include:

  • Bru Bar – hostel with pub & live music (city centre) (30 minute walk)
  • Metropol Hotel  (city centre) (30 minute walk)
  • River Lee Hotel (close to campus) (5 minute walk)
  • Jury’s Inn  (city centre) (25 minute walk)
  • Garnish House Bed & Breakfast  (close to campus) (1 minute walk)


light lunch and drinks will be provided during both days of the conference, on the evening of the first day there will be a social event to meet and greet and continue our discussions in the beautiful surroundings of Reidy’s Wine Vault.

The conference dinner will take place in the Spice Inn Restaurant at 19:30 on the second day. There is a supplemental charge for those wishing to attend and is payable on the day.



Friday 21st

11:00 – 12:30    Ceremonial Launch        Aula Maxima

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch & Exhibition         Boole 6

13:30 – 14:30    Marine Carrin                  Boole 4

14:30 – 16:30    Panel 1                             Boole 4

Tiffanie Hardarger, Stephane Dartiailh, Cécile Guillaume-Pey, Lidia Guzy

16:30 – 17:00    Coffee                              Boole 6

17:00 – 19:00    Hugh Brody                     Boole 4

19:00 – 19:30    Wine/Canapé Reception   Staff Common Room

19:30 – 20:30    Book Launch                    Staff Common Room

20:30 – 22:00    Exhibition Screening       Staff Common Room


Saturday 22nd

09:15 – 10:00    Panel 2                             Council Room

Una Marian Murphy, Claire E Carroll

10:00 – 11:00    Andre Iteanu                  Council Room

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee                              Council Room annex

11:30 – 13:00    Panel 3                             Council Room

Rachel Phillips Jackson, Anthony Behan,  Hector Sanchez Garibay

13:00 – 13:30    Working Lunch                Council Room

13:30 – 14:30    CEWG                               Council Room

14:30 – 16:30    Panel 3                             Council Room

Clíona O’Carroll, Steve Coleman,  David Prendergast, Aoife Desmond, Tatsuma Padoan, Jenny Butler

17:30 – 18:30    Closing Address               Council Room

18:30 – 19:00    AGM                                 Council Room

19:30 – 23:00    …Conference Buffet @ Indian Spice Restaurant…


Conference Programme,

please see details here


Conference Fees,

the conference is free for paid up Anthropological Association of Ireland members and membership is payable on the day if you are not already signed up. Membership is 15 euro for unemployed and students, 30 euro for employed and entitles you to one year’s subscription of the Irish Journal of Anthropology.


if you have any queries please contact us: jamescuffe at