Features Archives



August 2018 Scholar Spotlight

Allison Casaly, New York University


2018 Larkin Research Fellowship recipient Allison Casaly reviews her proposed research project for the fellowship, a look at the social and archaeological context of personal ornamentation in Bronze Age Ireland. more...


July 2018 Scholar Spotlight

Kelly Batchelder, Southern Illinois University


2018 Krause Research Fellowship recipient Kelly Batchelder talks about the fortuitous discovery of an uncatalogued play and about her research plans for next year. more...


April 2018 Scholar Spotlight

Mary Burke, University of Connecticut


Mary Burke talks politics, motherhood, and "finding fun" from across her diverse landscape of cultural and literary projects. more...


New England Regional ACIS 2017

by Ellen Scheible, Bridgewater State University


The 2017 New England branch of ACIS met October 13-14 at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, under the theme "Irish Studies, Anti-Globalisation, and Neo-Nationalism." more...


December 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Joe Nugent, Boston College


This month's feature centers on Joe Nugent and his creation of Joycestick, a student-centered virtual reality experience that brings to life James Joyce's magnum opus, Ulysses. more...


November 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Elizabeth Mannion


Elizabeth Mannion talks about her research, the changing role of the Abbey Theatre, and how the recent social and political climate has impacted Irish drama. more...


Resist! ACIS Midwest 2017

by Nicholas Wolf, New York University


The first of our fall regionals is in the books, with the Midwest ACIS meeting wrapping up this past Saturday. Read on for a conference overview... more...


October 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University


The founder and director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, Christine Kinealy, discusses current projects and future goals for the Institute, museum and the university library's Great Hunger Collection. more...


August 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Claire Bracken & Tara Harney-Mahajan


In this month's feature, Claire Bracken and Tara Harney-Mahajan discuss their recent co-edited collection of essays on post-Celtic Tiger women's writing. more...


July 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Laura Farrell-Wortman, UW-Madison


For this month’s featured scholar, we caught up with last year’s Krause Scholarship winner, Laura Farrell-Wortman, who recently finished her dissertation and is transitioning to a new home in sunny Arizona! more...