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Current Seminar Series

Our Irish Studies Research Seminar Series runs weekly on Monday afternoons at 4.15 (note new starting time). Seminars are open to members of the university and the public. Come and join us!

Next Seminars

The Seminars on 24 February, 2 March and 9 March have been postponed due to UCU industrial action. We will reschedule these for Autumn 2020.


Spring 2020 Seminar Series

Our Spring 2020 Seminar series starts on 20 January at 4.15pm.

All welcome - come and join us!

Download the Seminar Series Poster

Previous Seminars

A number of our previous 2018-19, 2017-18 and 2016-17 Seminars are available online for audio streaming.

CLICK HERE to see the programmes 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 Pat Palmer (Maynooth), Prof David Lloyd (University of California, Riverside), Prof Richard Kearney (Boston College), 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).

12 May 2020 at 5pm

Brian O’Dwyer: 'Irish America from the Troubles to Brexit'

Listening in/NI: marginalised voices in arts, academia and activism


Date: 20/03/2020
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Institute of Irish Studies, 27 University Square, QUB

Borders of Memory: Remembrance, Resilience, and Reconciliation


Dates: 13/02/2020 - 14/02/2020
Time: 2:00PM - 2:34PM
Location: Institute of Irish Studies (27 University Square), Queen's University Belfast



Date: 25/10/2019
Time: 1:30PM - 6:00PM
Location: PETER FROGGATT CENTRE, QUB Room 02.026

Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland conference


Dates: 8/11/2019 - 9/11/2019
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: Institute of Irish Studies, 27 University Square, QUB

Postgrad Reading Groups

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.

Irish Studies Reading Group

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The Troubles Reading Group

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Ulster Society for IHS Seminars

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Previous Events in Irish Studies

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