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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

Monday 15 May 2017 at 4.30pm. Sarah McCleave and Triona O'Hanlon (Music): ‘Dublin publications and stage representations: a survey of Moore’s Irish Melodies and Lalla Rookh’

Dr Sarah McCLeave is Senior Lecturer in Music in the School of AEL. Dr Triona O'Hanlon is Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERIN project.

Spring Seminar Series

The Seminars are weekly from 6 February to 15 May.

All welcome - come and join us!

Download the Seminar Series Poster

Previous Seminars

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'

AHRC project

Commemoration and conflict in Ireland, 1920-1922

Monday 12 June 2017

A Symposium hosted by the AHRC Project 'Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23'


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Irish Political and Cultural Identities: 1650-1850

A symposium on the varied Irish political and cultural identities between 1650 and 1850. 22 May 2017

This event is organised by QUB Postgraduate Researchers in association with the Centre for 18th-Century Studies. This is a free event, but please email if you intend to attend.


Stateless Nations of the European Union in the Shadow of Brexit

Catalonia, Northern Ireland, and Scotland - 11 May 2017

A Symposium hosted by the Institute of Irish Studies, in association with the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia.


The Great Famine and Social Class (INIFS)

20-21 April 2017

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Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23

10 March 2017

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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 next reading group meeting will be on Tuesday 13 June at 4.30pm in the Seminar Room, 8 Fitzwilliam Street. Refreshments will be served

It will be led by Clare Rice (Law). The selected piece for discussion is titled "Understanding the 'Northern Irish' identity" and was presented in the Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series at Stormont by Prof. John Garry and Kevin McNicholl (QUB).

It is available here:

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. If anyone would like to volunteer for future sessions, please do get in touch. Feel free to pass this on to others who may be interested.

Best wishes,


Rachel Hanna
PhD Student 
Queen's University Belfast 
School of Arts, English and Languages
2 University Square BT7 1NN


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