The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies (LCIS), officially launched on the 22nd of March 2010, is a multi- and interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. It is the result of close cooperation between the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.
The Centre has three objectives: first, to stimulate cooperation between researchers from Irish universities and from the Association of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; second, to conduct research in the traditional fields of Irish Studies as well as in research areas related to the Irish context; and finally, to promote cultural events in cooperation with the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.
- Hedwig Schwall (General Director)
- Elke D'hoker (Director research group Humanities)
- Patrick Luyten (Director research group Peace and Transformative Growth)
- Annabel Sels (Director research group International Economics and International Business)
Both senior and junior researchers are active within the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies. Moreover, a number of affiliated researchers occasionally participate in the Centre’s projects and events. The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies also welcomes visiting fellows who wish to contribute to joint research and joint research projects.
An extensive list of members and further information can be found here: Humanities, Peace and Transformational Growth, and International Economics & International Business
Three research areas can be distinguished within the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies:
- Literature, History, Theology, Philosophy and Fine Arts
- Peace and Transformative Growth
- Economics, Business, Law, Innovation and Valorization
The LCIS has a strong collaborative nature to its reserach, as demonstrated in the additional research areas:
Our Annual reports can be found here.
An exstenive list of books and publications can be found here.