Ulster University’s Magee campus in Derry is delighted to host the 2021 American Conference for Irish Studies national conference.
The conference will take place in early June 2021, commemorating the fifteen hundred years since the the birth of St Colmcille and set to coincide with his Feast Day on 9 June. Colmcille, sometimes known as Columba, is recognised as one of the most important European Christians since the Crucifixion. Born in Donegal and Patron Saint of Derry, he is acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in Irish and British history and a huge figure in the city’s political, diplomatic, cultural, scientific, and religious past.
The conference – likely to take place in both virtual and physical formats – will celebrate Colmcille’s academic legacy and will contribute, through a combination of research presentations, plenary sessions, poetry readings and artistic performances, to the study of Ireland and the celebration of our exceptional literary and linguistic heritage.
We look forward to your participation.