Seminar Programmes

Seminar Programme Spring 2014

The Spring Semester Seminar Programme commenced on 4 March.  Details of the next seminar are as follows::

Date:           Tuesday 6 May 2014 at 1.00pm

Topic:          'It is widely assumed that the Bloody Sunday matter is over and done with. But it isn't'

Speaker:      Dr Martin McCleery, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, QUB

Seminars will normally be held on a  Monday, 1.00pm - 2.00pm, in the Seminar Room (First Floor) of the Institute of Irish Studies, 8 Fitzwilliam Street but please check website for any changes to the programme.  Please note that the Seminar Room is not wheelchair accessible due to its location on the first floor.

Annual Irish Studies Lecture: As part of the Seminar Series, the annual Irish Studies lecture was held on Thursday 10 October 2013 and was given by Professor Marianne Elliott, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.  Professor Elliott was born in Belfast, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland's leading historians and is best known for her acclaimed biography 'Wolf Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence', which won numerous awards.


About the Institute's Seminar Programme

The weekly seminar programme is a key feature of the Institute of Irish Studies and was initiated within the first year of the Institute’s existence in 1965. It is open to the public and gives an opportunity for academics and specialists to communicate to a wider audience the results of their research in the field of Irish Studies.



Please refer to the programme for the current venue and commencement time.

Attendance on a first come first served basis. You cannot book a place on this series.

Further details may be obtained from the Secretary: telephone Belfast 028 9097 3386 or e-mail

If you have any additional requirements regarding access or facilities please contact the above number in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Everyone Welcome - ADMISSION FREE


Benefits to the Community

By having access to the Institute at weekly seminars, members of the community have the opportunity to participate in the world of the University, to hear the latest thinking and consider the results of the newest research, to debate with speakers on the issues raised, to make acquaintance with scholars, both of whose home is here and those who come from abroad and to bring their own experience of the world outside Queen’s into the Institute. Strong links with community groups can be forged in this way, and the already enduring links between the Institute and such bodies as the Federation for Ulster Local Studies, the Community Relations Council and the Cultural Traditions Group, as well as with schools and institutes in Queen’s and other universities, strengthened amd emphasised. The Institute is in the position to serve as a kind of broker between the world of the University and the outside world.



Speakers include the Institute’s Research Fellows, members of the University who wish to communicate their ongoing research and invited members of the community.

Seminar Programme Spring 2014