The Irish Society for Theatre Research


Cumann Taighde Amharclannaíochta na hÉireann



The Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) aims to facilitate research on Irish theatre in its national and international contexts in terms of an engagement with the full spectrum of Irish theatre from page to stage. The field of Irish Theatre Studies is being transformed by new approaches to the rich history of Irish theatre and by the remarkable diversity of contemporary theatrical practice. ISTR was founded in order to develop and promote new and challenging ways of thinking about Irish theatre which engage with diverse contemporary historiographical, theoretical, cultural and performance frameworks.

News on ISTR Conferences


The 2014 ISTR Conference will be hosted by University College Cork, on the 23-24 May. 


Extended deadline: 21 March 2014 


For full details on the CFP go to our Conference page or download the CFP here






Check our new here for details about the New Scholars' Prize 2014 as well as our past winners.




Conferences of Interest 



For details on several CFPs listed below, please go to our Conferences page:



- Populating the Irish Stage


- New Voices 2014
- STR's New Researchers' Network Inaugural Symposium 'Emergence'
- 11th Annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference
- Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance 





Carysfort Press and New Publications




Check our Publications for details on commissions by Carysfort Press for the following books:


The Theatre of Mark O'Rowe


The Theatre of Enda Walsh


The Theatre of Marie Jones


Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice


Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women Theatre Makers



Also on the same page, please find details on ISTR Publications, Books by ISTR members and a list of books of interest to members.