IRISH Seminar

Location: Webinar Format

SInce 1999, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies has sponsored the IRISH Seminar, a summer graduate seminar that brings together Irish scholars, graduate students, and faculty in Irish Studies from around the world. An intense intellectual exchange, the seminar has been a formative experience for scores of Notre Dame graduate students and their peers from universities around the world.

The 2021 IRISH Seminar will take place online from 8-18 June. Faculty and graduate students are invited to participate in a series of roundtable discussions, seminars, and public talks spanning a range of Irish Studies topics including:

  • The State of Irish History
  • Irish Studies from austerity to pandemic
  • Black Ireland
  • Irish Theatre & the Pandemic
  • Life Writing
  • Children's Literature in Ireland
  • Beyond 2022: digital humanities & Irish Studies

Faculty include Claire Bracken, Nessa Cronin, Michael Cronin, Enda Delaney, Anne Dolan, Eric Falci, Renée Fox, Korey Garibaldi, Patrick Griffin, Susan Cannon Harris, Carole Holohan, Declan Kiberd, Lynn Kigallon, Jarlath Killeen, Chanté Mouton-Kinyon, Louise Lowe, Ian McBride, Barry McCrea, Tim Murtagh, Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Doireann Ní Gríofa, Brian Ó Conchubhair, Nuala O'Connor, Maggie O'Neill, Emilie Pine, Annie Ryan, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Townsend.

Due to ongoing travel restrictions, the programme will take place in an online format inviting international faculty and participants to contribute via conference call. Notre Dame graduate students will have the opportunity to meet in person in line with COVID regulations on campus.


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The IRISH Seminar is interdisciplinary and open to all faculty and graduate students. Students applying from the University of Notre Dame will be admitted as participants while students and faculty applying from other universities will be admitted as associates.

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