Events

For 2020-21, the Fund for Irish Studies lecture series offers a variety of virtual events held on Zoom.

  • “Sweet Dancers: An Illustrated Talk on Irish Dance” by film director Deirdre Mulrooney — September 18
  • Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University), Colum McCann (author of TransAtlantic), and Autumn Womack (Princeton University) in a symposium on “The 175th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s Tour of Ireland” — November 13
  • Patrick Radden Keefe (The New Yorker) on “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland” — November 20
  • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Professor Emeritus, School of English at Trinity College Dublin) reads her poetry — December 4
  • Laurence Cox (Maynooth University) on “Irish Hobo, Buddhist Monk, Anticolonial Celebrity: The Strange Story of U Dhammaloka/Laurence Carroll” — February 5
  • Fintan O’Toole delivers the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on “1921 and 2021: The Partition of Ireland, Then and Now” — February 26
  • Tara Guissin-Stubbs (Oxford University) on “Symbols from Within, and Symbols from Without: The Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance” — March 19
  • Alan Hayden (University College, Dublin) on “Irish Archaeology Now” — April 16

Learn more about past events in the Fund for Irish Studies series here.


Events are FREE and open to the public. For Fall 2020, all events will take place virtually online via Zoom. Lectures begin at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Event details and dates are subject to change.

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