Venue and Dates


Belfast's two airports support direct flights from more than fifty UK, European and North American cities, and the city has plentiful accommodation options. The paper and film sessions will take place on the main Queen’s campus; most of the activity will take place in the university’s listed Lanyon Building, built in 1849 by one of Northern Ireland’s foremost architects, Sir Charles Lanyon.  Other activities will occur to support the conference including welcome receptions and day tours of the city/region.


The University has hosted the international Belfast Festival at Queen’s since the 1960s, and 2011 will represent its 49th year. The AHRA Peripheries conference will be held Thursday - Saturday 27-29 October 2011, to coincide with the last weekend of the Festival.  See the Festival website for more information:



  • abstracts of papers (500 words) deadline extended to 12 noon on Monday 21 February 2011
  • digital video (5-8 minutes in length:) 1 June 2011 - submission requirements will be confirmed shortly
  • notification of acceptance: 15 April 2011
  • registration will be open in June 2011 - Registration is now open
  • submission of summary paper based on abstract (1000-2000 words) or film: 1 August 2011
  • categories/sessions determined and session chairs chosen: 1 September 2011
  • chairs of sessions distribute expanded abstracts/films to co-session paper presenters; all chairs and paper presenters asked to provide structured feedback/reflection on session papers: 1 October 2011

Submissions and registration via conference website: