Bringing Ireland to Notre Dame, Notre Dame to Ireland, and Ireland to the World
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture—in Ireland and around the world—in all of its manifestations.
Our signature Speakers and Public Talks Series goes virtual this year.
A new initiative at the Institute expands our study of Ireland and its place in the world.
In this monthly feature, we highlight a work of Irish art—and then amplify its meaning through music and poetry.
Our Year in Review
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Professor Jennifer Todd, Fellow at the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin, focuses her research and writing on the interrelation of socio-economic and political processes and processes of cultural change.
Director Patrick Griffin named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of OxfordThe prestigious fellowship will allow Professor Griffin the opportunity to spend a year at Oxford's Queen's College and Rothermere American Institute lecturing and researching his next book.
“Teaching as a Way of Thinking”: Graduate Irish Minors Design and Teach Innovative Undergraduate English CoursesAfter a rigorous mentoring process, English PhD students earning an Irish Studies minor teach innovative undergraduate courses with " passion and insight"—and teaching becomes a transformative experience.
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Madelyn Lugli, ND '16, History major with an Irish Studies minor
Meet Madelyn Lugli, who graduated from Notre Dame in 2016 with a history major and Irish Studies minor and is now a doctoral student in history at Northwestern University. Madelyn writes that through acquiring a deep and multifaceted knowledge of Ireland, the Irish Studies minor gave her a unique lens for viewing the world.