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 Seminar Programme


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: Making Mannix global

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

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 […]