New! The Annual Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) One-Day Symposium is hosted by the Institute of British and American Studies, Dortmund University, on the 29th of March 2019. Click the link above for the CfP and follow us on Twitter for all the latest information.

IVACS, based at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, has a vibrant international research network, connecting corpus researchers and PhD students internationally. The IVACS Research Centre was formally established at Mary Immaculate College in 2002 as an inter-institutional research network between Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, University of Nottingham and Queen’s University Belfast. Since then, the network has extended to researchers in many other institutions. 

The core institutions involved are the Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Limerick; School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University; School of English, University of Nottingham; Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; English Language Teaching Unit, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University; School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast and the Department of Curriculum Research & Development, The Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. 

Every year, one of its institutions holds a one-day symposium where representatives from the different network institutions present on their work. IVACS also hosts a biennial international conference. Our most conference was held at the University of Malta in June 2018. All details on this conference can be found on our news page or from the Centre for English Language Teaching, University of Malta. Find our conference presentations online in the IVACS 2018 Conference Presentations Repository and search #IVACS2018 on Twitter to review the presentations at the event. 

Inter-institutional collaboration is core to the IVACS network and many of our publications result from such synergies.