MISS: Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar

An Inter-University Forum for Irish and Irish-Australian Studies

Tuesdays, 6 pm to 7.30 pm @ THE ORATORY, NEWMAN COLLEGE

Semester 1 2019

Tuesday 12th February

Prof. Regina Uí Chollatáin School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, University College Dublin

Revival and Irish language media: The Australian Connection

‘The sentiment “Ireland a nation” finds an echo in the hearts of the “sea-divided Gael”… The revival of the Gaelic language is one of the most hopeful signs of the times’.

This is one of the prominent references to the Irish language Revival in The Advocate (Melbourne) on March 16th 1907. It is the first mention of the Irish Revival in an editorial and one of many gleanings from the Advocate newspaper on the Gaelic Revival connections in Australia. This talk will review this newspaper content in the context of the background to Irish language media and the Gaelic Revival in a national and international context.

Past Events

Thursday 8 November, 2018

5.30pm – 7:00pm (Please note this event is on a Thursday), The Oratory, Newman College, Swanston Street

Newman College in association with the Gerry Higgins Chair of Irish Studies and the Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar and are pleased to present

Archbishop Goold and the Invention of Melbourne

Paola Colleoni (University of Melbourne) will talk about St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Huw Sandaver (Mannix Library) on Visualising Goold’s Library; and Prof. Jaynie Anderson (University of Melbourne) Goold’s Passion for Late Baroque Painting.

To RSVP for this event go to: http://www.trybooking.com/429177

Event Flyer

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

The D’Altons of Dublin: An Irish Regency Romance

Dr Craig D’Alton

Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Irish Divorce and James Joyce’s Ulysses

Peter Kuch (Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

How do you feel about that?: Talking with the Provos about emotion

Dr Debra Smith (Research Fellow, Victoria University, Melbourne)

Tuesday 1 August, 2017

The Witness and the Archive: Digitising Memories of Childhood Abuse in Ireland

Emilie Pine (Associate Professor in Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin)

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Pathways to Permanence: Irish Working Holidaymakers in Australia

Fidelma Breen (University of Adelaide)

Wednesday 21 June, 2017 (**note irregular day)

Killurin to Kalgoorlie: the making of Hugh Mahon

Jeff Kildea (Adjunct Professor in Irish Studies, University of NSW)

This paper will be accompanied by the launch of Jeff Kildea’s new book on Mahon.