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Current Seminar Series

Our Irish Studies Research Seminar Series runs weekly on Monday afternoons at 4.30. Come and join us!

Next Seminar

11 December 2017 at 4.30

Jon Evershed (CIEE): ‘All changed, changed utterly? Reflections on commemoration and politics in 2016’. All welcome.

Autumn Seminar Series

The Seminars will run weekly from 2 October to 11 December.

All welcome - come and join us!

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Previous Seminars

A number of our previous 2017-18 and 2016-17 Seminars are available online for audio streaming.

CLICK HERE to see the programmes and access the audio streams.

Ulster Society for IHS Seminars

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Irish Studies International lecture

The Institute hosts an annual International Irish Studies Lecture given by a distinguished academic or figure in public service.

Previous lecturers have included Prof Richard Kearney (Boston College), Prof Joe Lee (New York University), Prof Joep Leerssen (University of Amsterdam), Prof Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne) and Prof Marianne Elliott (University of Liverpool).

Irish Studies International Lecture 2017

Thursday 14 June 2018 at 5pm

This year's lecture will be given by Prof David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at University of California, Riverside. Title TBC.

David Lloyd

Annual Seán Mac Airt Memorial Lecture

Thursday 23rd November 2017

THE ULSTER PLACE-NAME SOCIETY: Annual Seán Mac Airt Memorial Lecture. 'The Importance of Place-names in the Storytelling Traditions of the Blue Stack Mountains' by Dr Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair RIA. At 8.00pm, Peter Froggatt Centre Room 02/018, Queen’s University Belfast

Placenames NI

USIHS Lecture

Thursday 14 Decembet 2017

Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies Lecture: 'The baron and "the Dook": the life and death of Arthur Reginald, 5th Baron De Freyne, 1879-1915' by Dr Frances Nolan (National Library of Ireland) (PRONI)


Symposium on Japan, the Far East and Ireland

Monday 12 March 2018

The Institute of Irish Studies will host a Symposium with papers from a number of speakers from Japanese universities on aspects of Ireland's relations with Japan and East Asia. 2pm-5pm in the Irish Studies Seminar Room

More Information and Programme

Remembering 1968

Saturday 24 March 2018

The Institute of Irish Studies will host a symposium on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland in 1968 and the memory the events of that year have left. The symposium will combine a witness seminar involving participants in the events of 1968 and a panel featuring new research on the Civil Rights movement and its legacies.

Postgrad Reading Group

The Reading Group in Irish Studies is open to all interested postgrads (MA and PhD), and is run by the Postgrads.

It meets monthly in term time.
The date for our first reading group meeting of 2017-18 will be on Thursday, November 30 starting at 16:00. The meeting will be held in the Irish Studies Seminar Room, 8 Fitzwilliam Street. Refreshments will be served and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.
The first reading is an article by Colm Bryce on the Bolshevik Revolution and its Irish connection. Very topical given the centenary (today in fact)!
A reminder too that we are still in need of some readings/idea suggestions for future events.
I’d particularly welcome suggestions from an anthropological, sociological, political, legal, cinematic and/or literary perspectives so that we can all experience each other’s disciplines which we can then apply to our own research, as well as come away with a generally more-rounded perspective on Irish studies. If you think of anything, feel free to email me or alternatively, bring along your suggestions on the evening. 
See you all on November 30!
Steven Egan
PhD student in History


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