The meeting in Austin, Texas in September drew a healthy crowd of scholars from the UK, the USA and Canada, with 20 panels, two plenary sessions and 80+ participants. As is our customary practice, one of our plenary speakers was outgoing president David Hudson of Texas A&M University. Dr. Hudson’s talk, entitled “Poles apart? John Redmond, Roman Dmowski, and the road less traveled”, offered some clever exploratory remarks on a subject of comparative history between the Irish National League and the National Democracy movement in Poland.
The other plenary address was by Brian Levack of the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Levack’s entertaining talk, “Demonic Possession in England and Scotland” was delivered before a full audience.