11th Biennial ALCS Conference

29 June to 1 July 2016, University College Dublin

The conference organisers, under the inspiring leadership of Dr John Loughman (UCD), could not have picked a more topical theme: Narrating change, changing narratives acquired that special ring only a week after the EU referendum.

This 11th edition was our most ‘international’ conference to date, attracting speakers from a dozen countries spread over four continents: Ireland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, South-Africa, South-Korea, United States, and United Kingdom.

During three days in Dublin, around forty delegates explored how change is represented and narrated in a Low Countries or comparative context and along and across broad cultural, linguistic and historical lines.

Dr John Loughman (UCD), host of the 11th ALCS Conference.

 The 24 papers and three keynote addresses took the conference theme in many directions:

Our keynote speakers were:

Full conference programme (PDF, 338KB)

Selected papers will be included in an edited book in the Low Countries Series of UCLPress or in the ALCS Journal: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies

This event was kindly sponsored by the Nederlandse Taalunie.

Nederlandse Taalunie