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
Our most sincere thanks to Dr. Aoife Monks and Dr. Fintan Walsh for their excellent organisation of the 2013 ISTR Conference: The Irish and The City at Birkbeck, University of London. The 2014 ISTR Conference will be hosted by University College Cork. Further details will be available on this website in due time.
Conferences of Interest
11th Annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference
Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague
12-13 September 2014
Irish Theatre and Central Europe
For further details on the CFP please go to our Conferences page
Please find the CFP for
Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance, April 25-27, 2014, National University of Ireland, Galway
on our Conferences page together with other Conferences of Interest
NEW SCHOLARS' PRIZE
Check our new page for details about the New Scholars' Prize 2013 as well as our past winners.
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
Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice
Also on the same page, please find details on ISTR Publications, Books by ISTR members and a list of books of interest to members.