Current Seminar Series
Our Irish Studies Research Seminar Series runs weekly on Monday afternoons at 4.30. Come and join us!
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!
A number of our previous 2017-18 and 2016-17 Seminars are available online for audio streaming.
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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.
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
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
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.