MISS seminars

Melbourne Irish Studies Seminars (MISS)
An Inter-University Forum for Irish and Irish-Australian Studies

These free public seminars are usually held on a Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30pm at The Oratory, Newman College, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville, Victoria 3052. Details of upcoming and past events may be found further down on this page.

2020 Program

February 11, 2020. Dr Darragh Gannon, Queen’s University, Belfast.
2020 O’Donnell Irish Studies Fellow. 
Making Mannix global, 1919-1923: a Melbourne reader

April 28, 2020. Dr Chloe Diski, University of Melbourne
Second Dialect Acquisition in the Irish community in Melbourne

May 12, 2020 Prof. Sonja Tiernan, University of Otago Commemorating controversy: Women and the Shaping of Modern Ireland


September 1, 2020. Dr Brian Bocking, University College, Cork. 
 Irish Buddhists

October 6, 2020. Prof. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, University College, Cork 
 Traditional Irish singing: Elizabeth Cronin

October 27, 2020. Prof. Chris Morash, Trinity College, Dublin
Irish literature

Newman College, Melbourne

After seminars the speaker usually joins any interested audience members for dinner at a local cafe or hotel. Queries about the seminar series may be directed to any of the MISS convenors: Philip Bull (La Trobe University), Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University), Dianne Hall (Victoria University), Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne), or Ronan McDonald (University of Melbourne)

Past notices


MISS Seminar May 12 2020

Prof. Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies, University of Otago Commemorating controversy: Women and the Shaping of Modern Ireland Abstract The intention of this paper is to track the use of commemorations, which have played a pivotal role in Ireland as a way of re-evaluating the ideals and objectives of those who fought […]

MISS seminar: The Great Irish Famine Online

Michael Murphy, University College Cork will present on theThe Great Irish Famine OnlineTuesday 4th December 2018 at 6pm A joint project between Geography Department University college Cork and The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. As always this is a free public seminar open to every one. It starts at 6pm in the Oratory at Newman College, Swanston […]