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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

Irish Studies International Lecture 2018

Thursday 14 June 5.00pm, Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Lanyon Building This is a public lecture - all welcome.

Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Revised Seminar and Event List for March-May 2018

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 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, Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Lanyon Building

This year's lecture will be given by Prof David Lloyd, Distinguished Professor of English at University of California, Riverside, on the subject: 'Redemptive Constellations: Irish-Palestinian Relays in Emily Jacir’s “Notes for a Cannon”'


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

If you have any queries relating to this year’s conference, you can email the organisers 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

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The Belfast ‘Good Friday’ Agreement and the Challenges of Brexit

13 April 2018

A conference co-hosted with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

Conference: Moving Statues

8-9 June 2018

‘Moving Statues – Shifted Meanings: Contested Memorials in Ireland and the US’ will explore public controversies over contested monuments in Ireland and the Southern States of the USA, from the later 19th to the early 21st centuries.

Programme and Registration

Symposium on Ireland in East Asia

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 Belfast Room, Ulster Museum (Stranmillis Road)

More Information and Programme

Remembering 1968

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. For Programme and Free Registration, please visit our Eventbrite site.

Register via Eventbrite

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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