Spotlighting the Irish Centre
Recently, we met with Irish Studies PhD student, Louise Coyne, to talk about Liverpool’s Irish Centre. In this blog she discusses the history of the Irish Centre and its cultural importance in our society today.
Posted on: 29 November 2023
The Future of the Past with AI
Across the UK Higher Education, Humanities departments are facing a fresh wave of cuts. The value of disciplines such as history has been undermined by two decades of derision by government ministers.
Posted on: 30 October 2023
Celebrating the HLC Graduations
On the 21st of July our HLC graduates, dressed in their finest threads, donned caps, gowns and hoods to celebrate the conclusion of their degrees.
Posted on: 25 August 2023
Irish Nurses in the NHS: the Liverpool story
Following the establishment of the NHS in 1948 and given the urgent need to rapidly expand the number of nurses, there was an active campaign to recruit thousands of young Irish women as trainee nurses. Irish Nurses in the NHS is a three-year project that aims to relate the untold stories of these Irish nurses.
Posted on: 5 July 2023
Investigating Medieval Irish Records
This month, June 2022, is the 100-year anniversary of the gelignite explosion at the Record Treasury in the Four Courts, Dublin during the Irish Civil War. Thousands of manuscripts and documents from seven centuries of Irish history were destroyed. A very few survived on the day. But others survived by being held in other locations. Here, Dr Stephen Hewer of the Institute of Irish Studies discusses one such manuscript.
Posted on: 23 June 2022
Beyond Exclusion in Medieval Ireland
The Institute of Irish Studies’ Leverhulme Fellow, Dr Stephen Hewer, recently published a book on the legal status of different groups in medieval Ireland. The Institute hosted a book launch on 16 March. Here, he details the processes of making the book and some of the major findings.
Posted on: 28 April 2022
A Brief History of St Patrick's Day
St Patrick’s Day (17th March) is a global celebration and also a big event in the social calendar of the city of Liverpool with three quarters of the city’s population claiming Irish ancestry. The event is popularly associated with wearing green and drinking Guinness, but what would the real St Patrick have thought of all this?
Posted on: 16 March 2022
Watch the second Annual Seamus Heaney Lecture
On Thursday 18 November 2021 the Institute of Irish Studies welcomed Professor Roy Foster (Emeritus Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford, and author of On Seamus Heaney) to deliver the second Annual Seamus Heaney Lecture
Posted on: 17 December 2021
Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City
Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.
Posted on: 8 August 2021