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 has taken place online from 8-18 June. Faculty and graduate students participated 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 have included 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, and Sarah Townsend.