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Spring 2019

Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame
"Language Change and Narrative Form from Ó Cadhain to Ferrante"
315 Wheeler Hall
March 7, 2019 | 5pm

41st California Celtic Conference
370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley campus
March 15-17, 2019
See the complete program here

Renée Tosser, DIRE/Université de la Réunion, France
"Political imagery and Bonfires in Northern Ireland"

201 Moses Hall
April 24, 2019 | 12pm

John O'Brennan, Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies (Ireland)
"Requiem for a Shared Interdependent Past: Brexit and the deterioration of UK-Irish Relations"

201 Moses Hall
May 14, 2019 | 12pm


Fall 2018

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2018 San Francisco Irish Film Festival - "Short Stories and Tall Tales"
Irish Studies was pleased to sponsor this year's short films program on the theme of "Inclusion." The screening was followed by a Q&A with Catherine Flynn (Associate Director, Irish Studies Program / Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley) and filmmaker Amy Joyce Hastings.


An Evening with Paul Muldoon
A reading of recent and classic works by the Pulitzer Prize winner and 2017 recipient of Her Majesty's Gold Medal for Poetry. Co-presented with the Los Gatos Irish Arts & Writers Festival.


New Frontiers in Language Technology for Minority Languages
Professor Kevin Scannell (Computer Science, Saint Louis University) presented his research on how the development of new technology furnishes speakers of Irish, Celtic, and other minority languages with greater opportunities to use their language on various online platforms.


The Present and Future of the Irish Language
The Irish Studies Program convened a panel of experts from tech, media, business, and higher education, to discuss the current presence of Irish as a spoken and digital language and which new tools will be part of its future. Introduction by Robert O'Driscoll (Consul General of Ireland in San Francisco).

Official Visit by Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
In July 2018, the Irish Studies Program was pleased to welcome the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall. The visit to campus, led by Catherine Flynn (Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Irish Studies Program), was part of a full slate of meetings and events with community, business, and political leaders across the Bay Area and Northern California. Reflecting Ireland’s close ties with UC Berkeley, Ambassador Mulhall toured the Bancroft Library, home to one of the largest collections of Irish archives in Western US including historical documents on the Irish-American community as well as materials by notable academics and poets such as Seamus Heaney and William Butler Yeats. (Photo by Noeleen Pattison)

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University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2316

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