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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

16 October 2017 at 4.30

Marguerite Corporaal (Radboud University, Nijmegen): ‘Redefining regionalism: Irish local colour fiction through a transnational lens’

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 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

Monday 12 June 2017 at 5pm - PFC 0G/007

This year's lecture will be given by Prof Richard Kearney (Boston College), on 'Commemoration: Trauma and Recovery'. It is co-hosted by the AHRC project 'Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23'. The Lecture was recorded for Podcasting


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

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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 next reading group meeting will be on Tuesday 13 June at 4.30pm in the Seminar Room, 8 Fitzwilliam Street. Refreshments will be served

It will be led by Clare Rice (Law). The selected piece for discussion is titled "Understanding the 'Northern Irish' identity" and was presented in the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series at Stormont by Prof. John Garry and Kevin McNicholl (QUB).

It is available here:

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. If anyone would like to volunteer for future sessions, please do get in touch. Feel free to pass this on to others who may be interested.

Best wishes,


Rachel Hanna
PhD Student 
Queen's University Belfast 
School of Arts, English and Languages
2 University Square BT7 1NN


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