News and Events

The Institute of Irish Studies hosts its own Seminar Series and a number of research and public engagement events throughout the year.

  • Click HERE for information on our 2016-17 Irish Studies Seminar Programme
  • Audio podcasts  of our most recent seminar talks are available online.

Visit our Facebook page and Twitter feed for the most recent news and comments on developments in Irish Studies at Queen's.


Connswater Bridge, by John Luke (Naughton Gallery)


  • Watch our MA Irish Studies Webinar  [Adobe Connect] recorded last month [11.1.17]
  • We will be co-hosting a Conference on 'The Great Famine and Social Class: Conflicts, Responsibilities, Representations' on 20-21 April 2017. CFP extended to 4 January 2017.
  • We have 2 Mary McNeill Scholarships for US/Canadian applicants for our MA in Irish Studies available for 2017 entry - closing date to apply is 5 May 2017. [19.12.16]
  • Congratulations to Dr Jon Evershed, who has been awarded his PhD in Irish Studies on 'Commemorative Practice in the Decade of Centenaries' [9.12.16]
  • Congratulations to Dr Erin Hinson, who has been awarded her PhD in Irish Studies on 'Compounding identities: the production of artefacts within the UVF/RHC prison experience' [21.11.16]
  • Prof. Peter Gray has been appointed Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's for 2016-19 [17.11.16]
  • Many thanks to Sarah Tyler, who has sent us a testimonial on her experience as an Irish Studies Summer School/Fulbright Summer Institute student at Queen's [16.11.16].
  • The Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition (co-chaired by Dr Dominic Bryan) has launched its new website. Submissions are welcome. [16.11.16]
  • Download our new Irish Studies Summer School 2017‌ brochure for 2017 [14.11.16]
  • The new webpage for our International Summer School in Irish Studies (26 June 2017 to 21 July 2017) can be found HERE