Current Seminar Series
Our Irish Studies Research Seminar Series runs weekly on Monday afternoons at 4.30. Come and join us!
Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 4.30pm. Dr Finbar McCormick (Archaeology): ‘From Meeting House to Chapel: The evolution of Presbyterian and Catholic churches’
Finbar McCormick is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in the School of Natural and Built Environment at QUB.
Spring Seminar Series
The Seminars are weekly from 6 February to 15 May.
All welcome - come and join us!
All our Autumn 2016 Seminars are available for audio streaming.
Click here to see the programme and access the audio streams.
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 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
Monday 12 June 2017 at 5pm - PFC 0G/007
This year's lecture will be given by Prof Richard Kearney (Boston College), on 'Commemoration: Trauma and Recovery'. It is co-hosted by the AHRC project 'Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23'
Irish Political and Cultural Identities: 1650-1850
A symposium on the varied Irish political and cultural identities between 1650 and 1850. Irish Studies Seminar Room, 22 May 2017
This event is organised by QUB Postgraduate Researchers in association with the Centre for 18th-Century Studies
Regions of the European Union in the Shadow of Brexit
Catalonia, Northern Ireland, and Scotland - 11 May 2017
A Symposium at the Institute of Irish Studies, in association with the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia.
Postgrad Reading Group
The Reading Group in Irish Studies is open to all interested postgrads (MA and PhD), and is run by the Postgrads.
This meeting will consider the political rhetoric of Éamon De Valera through 2 speeches
in Maurice Moynihan's Speeches and statements by Eamon de Valera, 1917-73 (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1980):
The first is de Valera's most famous speech, 'The Ireland that we dreamed of', broadcast via radio on 17th March 1943 (Moynihan, pp. 466-9; an excerpt of de Valera reading this speech is available at http://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/eamon-de-valera/719124-address-by-mr-de-valera/).
The second is de Valera's speech on the hundredth anniversary of the death of Thomas Davis, delivered on 16th September 1945 (Moynihan, pp. 481-4).
De Valera speeches (PDF).