Irish Studies Seminar | Newberry

Irish Studies Seminar

“Hibernia siue Irlanda insula maxima inter Brittanniam & Hispaniam,” by Ferrando Bertelli, 1560.

The Newberry Irish Studies Seminar provides a forum to further understanding of Irish culture both nationally and globally by bringing together scholars from across this methodologically varied discipline. We welcome papers that address a wide range of topics pertaining to Ireland, including but not limited to memory, diaspora, religion, class relations, emigration and immigration, social movements and activism, culture, politics, gender and sexuality, violence, medicine and health. We are particularly interested in works that feature new or novel approaches to Irish Studies and which focus on underrepresented aspects of Irish culture, literature, or history.

The Irish Studies Seminar is supported by Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mahoney and Christine and Michael Pope, and the DePaul University Irish Studies Program.

If you have questions, please contact seminar co-coordinators, Keelin Burke, the Newberry, Bridget English, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Colleen English, Loyola University.

The Irish Studies Seminar Call for Proposals for AY 2020-2021 is now open. Please apply here by Monday, June 15, 2020. We are hopeful that Newberry Scholarly Seminars will be able to convene regularly in both the Fall and the Spring of AY 2020-2021. Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, some seminars may be postponed or held online. Please consult our website regularly for up-to-date information.

This seminar is free and open to faculty members, independent scholars, graduate students, and interested members of the public. Each session features a work in-progress paper that will be pre-circulated; please email scholarlyseminars@newberry.org to RSVP and request a paper. All meetings will take place at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610.