Features Archives



March 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Deirdre O'Boy, CUNY Lehrman


Deirdre O'Boy, faculty in the Department of English at Lehman College and specialist in contemporary Irish literature, is this month's featured ACIS member. more...


January 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Caoimhín De Barra, Drew University


Caoimhín de Barra updates us on the progress of his book project on the Irish language in contemporary Ireland, plus reflections on time spent deciphering Welsh in the archives. more...


January 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Cara Cantwell, Boston College


Cara Cantwell on what prompts love for researching Ireland, the challenges of the field, and demonstrating the relevance of Irish culture. more...
 

Free States: ACIS Midwest 2016

by Marguerite Helmers, UW Oshkosh


From September 22-24, scholars gathered in Lawrence, Kansas together to explore "free states” in Irish Studies, a theme which chair Kathryn Conrad designed “to encourage critical inquiry into freedom, identity, conflict, and place in the literature, culture, and politics of Ireland and the diaspora." more...


Sept 2016 Scholar Spotlight

Íde B. O'Carroll, Glucksman Ireland House


Íde B. O'Carroll, visiting scholar at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House, discusses her current oral history research, bilingual creative writing, and Emily Dickinson's bedroom... more...


ACIS 2016 Meeting Panel Report

by C. Breathnach, S. Buckley, and L. Kelley


We wrap up our series of conference reports with a summary from Ciara Breathnach, Laura Kelley, and Sarah-Anne Buckley of their panel on transnational motherhood, gender, and family histories. more...


August 2016 Scholar Spotlight

Jill C. Bender, UNC Greensboro


Jill Bender updates us on her recent book publication with Cambridge University Press, ongoing research projects, and her summer reading list... more...


ACIS 2016 Meeting Panel Report

by L. Mac Mathúna, and M. Nic an Bhaird


We continue our series of conference reports with a summary from two scholars, Liam Mac Mathúna and Máire Nic an Bhaird, whose panel on Douglas Hyde offered new interpretations of his historical importance and a reinvestigation of his personal life made possible by underutilized sources in the archive. more...


July 2016 Scholar Spotlight

Marion Quirici, University at Buffalo, SUNY


Marion Quirici was the 2015 recipient of the Krause Research Fellowship in Irish Studies. She checks in with us below to offer a reflection on the progress of her project and the relationship between a researcher and her subject of study. more...