Programme Timetable

Below is the January 2005 'Introduction to Northern Ireland' programme:

week 1 | week 2-3 | week 4 | top

Week 1

Tuesday January 4

11.00 – 12.30 Induction/Orientation by International Office (Mrs Donna Beckington)

12.45 – 2.00 Lunch at Madisons with programme organisers

2.00 - 4.30 Guided tour of Belfast (Dr Dominic Bryan, Director IIS)

Wednesday
January 5

9.30 - 11.00 Anthropology Lecture: Introduction to Northern Ireland (Dr Dominic Bryan, Lecturer, Institute of Irish Studies)

11.30 – 1.00 Anthropology Lecture: The Protestant and Catholic Communities (Dr D Bryan)

Thursday
January 6

9.30 – 11.00 Cultures and Sub-Cultures in Northern Ireland (Dr John Nagle, Fellow, IIS)

12.00 – 1.00 Literature Lecture: Literature and the Troubles (Dr Eamonn Hughes, School of English)

Appointments with internship organisations

Friday
January 7

9.30 - 11.00 History/Politics Lecture: The Birth of Northern Ireland (Dr Neil Fleming, School of History)

11.30 - 1.00 Modern History and Politics Lecture: Northern Ireland since 1921 (Dr Gordon Gillespie, Research Associate, Institute of Irish Studies)

2.30 - 3.00 Class Test 1

3.00 - 4.30 Introductory Environment Lecture Irish Landscapes (Mr Noel Mitchel, Institute of Irish Studies)

Saturday
January 8

Field Trip (depending on weather) either to Anrim Coast and Glens or Strangford and the Ards Penninsula: Geography and environment (Mr N.C. Mitchel, Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies). Includes 2 hours teaching.

Coach departing from the Institute of Irish Studies at 9 am and returning around 5 pm.


week 1 | week 2-3 | week 4 | top

Week 2-3

Internships


week 1 | week 2-3 | week 4 | top

Week 4

Monday
January 24

9.30 – 11.00 Politics Lecture Political Parties and Communities (Dr Dominic Bryan)

11.30–12.30 Anthropology Lecture: Policing Divided Communities (Dr Dominic Bryan)

2.00 – 5.30 Fieldtrip: The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Divisional Headquarters for East Belfast, Strandtown, Holywood Road

Coach departs from Institute at 1.30pm sharp

Tuesday
January 25

9.30 – 10.30 Politics Lecture Politics of the Political Centre (Dr Gordon Gillespie)

11.00 - 12.00 Introductory Literature Lecture Culture and the State: Northern Ireland, 1920-1960 (Dr Gillian McIntosh, IIS)

1.00 Depart for Stormont Parliament Buildings

1.30 – 3.00 Meetings with political representatives (Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein) at Stormont in the Long Gallery

3.00 – 4.00 Tour of Stormont

Wednesday
January 26

9.00 – 10.00 Poetry: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney (Medbh McGuckian, Honorary Associate, Institute of Irish Studies)

10.45 - 1.00 Presentation of reports on internships.

1.00 Lunch (venue to be confirmed)

Thursday
January 27

9.00 - 9.30 Class Test 2

9.30 – 11.30 Cinema Lecture: Cinema: and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ (Dr Gordon Gillespie, Research Fellow, IIS)

Friday
January 28

9.00 - 11.00 Examination

11.30 – 12.30 Feedback and evaluation session with Dr Dominic Bryan