Irish Studies

Irish Studies

3rd Interdisciplinary Research Symposium:
Irish Studies in Talamh an Éisc

Thursday, November 23, 2017 & Friday, November 24, 2017
Memorial University of Newfoundland



Thursday, November 23, 2017

7:30-9:00 pm

Room: AA 1046

Author, Patrick Kavanagh

"Carlow to Avalon: Irish Voices in Gaff Topsails"

All are welcome.


This is our third event.

The 1st Interdisciplinary Research Symposium: Irish Studies in Talamh an Éisc was hosted by the Department of Gender Studies and the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland on March 08, 2013. Participants for this event include student researchers, faculty researchers and scholars and community participants from St. John’s and the surrounding area with the intention of engaging in interdisciplinary discussion, furthering existing research and developing new, and fruitful community-university collaborations.

The 2nd Interdisciplinary Research Symposium: Irish Studies in Talamh an Éisc, at Memorial University, from Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Saturday, November, 21, 2015.

In 2017, the event will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017, with sponsor support from the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of English, Memorial University.

Memorial University is an ideal host location. Newfoundland, in Irish, Talamh an Éisc, (“The Land of The Fish”) is the only location outside of Ireland with an Irish place name.

Newfoundland was an important site of Irish emigration during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which included the arrival of Irish-speaking immigrants. Memorial University has hosted the Ireland Canada Foundation Irish (ICUF) Language Scholar, funded by the Irish National Lottery and the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Republic of Ireland. The university has also awarded undergraduate level scholarships Irish language study in Ireland. Faculty researchers across a range of disciplines are amongst the past recipients of the Ireland Canada Foundation Dobbin Scholars Award, and are active in the Canadian Association of Irish Studies, and related scholarly and professional bodies. The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada recognizes the Queen Elizabeth II Library collection at Memorial University as one of importance for Irish Studies. The collection includes over 15,000 related books, and subscriptions to more than 60 magazines and scholarly journals related to a wide range of topics, including Irish emigration, settlement patterns, Irish family history, Anglo-Irish and Gaelic literature, Irish foklore and folk music, and Irish and Hiberno-English.

Please join us for this event. The event is free and all are welcome. 


Irish Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000