STUDYING IRISH STUDIES
JOIN US AT THE OLDEST CENTRE FOR IRISH STUDIES IN THE WORLD
Delve into teaching from a range of disciplines including history and heritage, literature, Irish language, politics, anthropology, archaeology, geography and theatre.
The International Summer School in Irish Studies will examine the history and influence of our island on the world and uses this to gain a greater perspective on the planet we share. Lectures and seminars are given by internationally-acclaimed scholars on various aspects of the study of Ireland, including literature, history, politics, anthropology, geography, film and theatre, language and music. The programme include a series of field trips to sites across Northern Ireland, including programme specific trips to the poet Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace, the birthplace of St Patrick, Downpatrick and the city of Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.
Areas of study include:
• The history of the people on our land
• Ireland's place in the world
• The extraordinary and powerful history of migration and diaspora
• The turbulent, intertwined and sometimes creative relationships between Britain and Ireland
• The specific part played by the north, particularly Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, in our history
• Language, literature, music, dance and art
• Conflict and peace
• Heritage, identity and varieties of Irishness
Our participants are diverse and include students and professionals such as teachers, as well as those who simply have a passion for Irish history and culture.
CHOOSE ONE OF TWO STRANDS
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Discover the social, political and economic landscape of the island of Ireland.
Classes specific to this strand include Medieval Ireland. Civil Rights in Northern Ireland, women's history in Ireland and the Great Famine.
LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Further explore the writers, poets and traditional Irish culture of the island.
Classes specific to this strand include the cultural history of the 'Titanic', an introduction to the Irish language and the study of the works of Irish writers and poets including Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and James Joyce.