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Kilt by Kelt Shell Kithagain with Kinagain : Ireland and Scotland

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

November 12th to 14th 2010

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Colloquium for Graduate Students

NEICN is establishing a colloquium for graduate students involved in all areas of Scottish and Irish studies to be held on the evening of Saturday the 13th of November. See Details


James Joyce
In the Nineteenth Century

Durham University 14-17 April 2010

A Call for Papers

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Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

crowd of people from posterSeventh Annual Irish Studies Coference 13-15 November 2009.

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Fifth Leverhulme Public Lecture

Dr Alison YoungerDr Alison Younger, University of Sunderland gave the fifth in the 2009/10 Sunderland Leverhulme Lecture Series on Wednesday 3rd June 2009.

The topic was 'To Buy or Not to Buy or As You Hype It: Advertising on the Dublin Stage from 1742 to 1898'. You can see the video of the lecture on the ‘Consumer Culture, Advertising and Literature in Ireland, 1848-1921’ web site. See video.

Fourth Leverhulme Public Lecture

Dr Stephanie Rains, NUI Maynooth delivered the fourth in the 2009/10 Sunderland Leverhulme Lecture Series on Wednesday 29th April 2009.

Her topic was: 'The development of Modern Consumer Culture in Dublin: Department Stores and the Irish industrial Exhibition of 1853'.

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St Patrick's Day Celebrations

On March 17th NEICN provided a day of events beginning in Sunderland Central Library. There was storytelling, Irish dancing from Inchigeelagh, a display of posters from the Leverhulme project and a poetry reading by Professor Willy Maley.

In the evening, Prof Maley gave the third Leverhulme public lecture and Aos Dana provided musical entertainment in Varsity. Click here for the gallery.

Third Leverhulme Public Lecture

Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow) delivered the third public lecture on 17th March 2009.

It was entitled: 'Look Back in Hunger: Ireland in Famine's Wake from Munster to The Maze, or The Faerie Queene to Steve McQueen '

Second Leverhulme Public Lecture

Dr Helen O’Connell (University of Durham) delivered the second public lecture on 3rd December 2008.

It was entitled: 'The Irish Novel and Consumer Culture in the Nineteenth Century'

Sixth Annual Irish Studies Conference

The three day conference was an outstanding success with 80 delegates from the UK, Europe and America and many local guests. See details.


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