News and Events

Current Seminar Series

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

Next Seminar

Monday 22 October at 4.30pm, in the Irish Studies Seminar Room, 27 University Square 01.003

Dr Eddie Molloy (University of Liverpool): ‘Religious dimensions in the political thought of John Mitchel’. All welcome!

Autumn 2018 Seminar Series

Our Autumn 2018 Seminar series starts on 28 September at 4pm, then reverting to Mondays at 4.30pm.

All welcome - come and join us!

Download the Seminar Series Poster

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

Go to USIHS website

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 David Lloyd (University of California, Riverside), 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).

2018 Tudor Stuart Ireland Conference

The 8th Annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast on 24 – 25 August 2018

Podcasts of papers are now available at:

Programme and Registration

Irish Economic and Social History Conference

The Annual Conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, which will be held at the Centre for Economic History, Queen’s University Belfast, on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December 2018

CFP open to 5 October

ESHSI Website

2019 ECIS Conference

The 2019 Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference will be hosted by Queen's University Belfast on 14-16 June 2019

Plenary speakers: Prof Fionntán de Brún (NUI Maynooth), Dr Catriona Kennedy (York), Prof Finola O’Kane (UCD), Exhibition and musical performances: the Bunting collection at Queen’s

ECIS website




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 final session of the Irish Studies PGA Reading Group will take place on Wednesday, May 30th at 1600 in the new Institute of Irish Studies Seminar Room, 27 University Square 01.003

This month’s reading is a particularly interesting one by Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh (University of Notre Dame, Indiana), titled ‘The vocative case on people’s mouths: the Irish Folklore Commission and illiterate linguistics’. Available here:

It’s sure to be of interest to anyone with an interest in Irish cultural nationalism, the Irish language or folklore more generally.

As always, hope to see you all there!

PhD Student of History

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