Irish Studies

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Bellaghy Bawn Irish Studies Summer School 2017

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The Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast was the first of its kind to be established anywhere in the world!

The International Summer School in Irish Studies has been running for 18 years.

The International Summer School in Irish Studies will examine the history and influence of our island on the world and uses this to gain a greater perspective on the planet we share. Lectures and seminars are given by internationally-acclaimed scholars on various aspects of the study of Ireland, including literature, history, politics, anthropology, geography, film and theatre, language and music.

The programme include a series of field trips to sites across Northern Ireland, including programme specific trips to the poet Seamus Heaney’s Homeplace, the birthplace of St Patrick, Downpatrick and the city of Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.

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IRISH STUDIES

We offer a unique interdisciplinary four week programme delivered by the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast.

Areas of study include:

• The history of the people on our land
• Ireland's place in the world
• The extraordinary and powerful history of migration and diaspora
• The turbulent, intertwined and sometimes creative relationships between Britain and Ireland
• The part played by the north, particularly Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, in our history
• Language, literature, music, dance and art
• Conflict and peace
• Heritage, identity and varieties of Irishness

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DRAFT - Irish Studies Programme 2019
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Students can choose to specialise in one of two strands:

Literature and Culture or History and Heritage

HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Discover the social, political and economic landscape of the island of Ireland.
Classes specific to this strand include Medieval Ireland. Civil Rights in Northern Ireland, women's history in Ireland and the Great Famine.


LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Further explore the writers, poets and traditional Irish culture of the island.
Classes specific to this strand include the cultural history of the 'Titanic', an introduction to the Irish language and the study of the works of Irish writers and poets including Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and James Joyce.

Kelsey Dietz Dunluce Castle Summer School 2017

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