Studying Irish Studies

Armagh Irish Studies Summer School 2017

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.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

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 

Who attends? 
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

Downpatrick Cathedral Summer School 2017

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.

Programme 2017

Irish language class Summer School 2017

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.

Programme 2017

DISCOVER CULTURE

Derry Peace Bridge Group Summer School 2017

FIELDTRIPS

EXPLORE NORTHERN IRELAND

Our varied programme field trips include visits to sites across Northern Ireland.

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McHughs Pub Quiz students Summer School 2017

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

CREATE NEW CONNECTIONS

Meet new people and have new experiences during your four weeks in Northern Ireland.

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