The Leuven Centre for Irish Studies (LCIS), officially launched on the 22nd of March 2010, is a multidisciplinary research centre of the Humanities and Social Sciences Group of the University of Leuven. It aims to foster, promote and disseminate research on Ireland in a European context. The manifold relations between Ireland and the rest of Europe are investigated by researchers from different disciplines: history, art, literature and translation studies; international economics and international business; psychology; politics; philosophy and theology. By bringing together these researchers around the common theme of Ireland and/in Europe, LCIS aims to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaboration with a view to addressing societal problems and challenges. LCIS also seeks to promote Irish culture, by organizing lectures, performances, readings, film screenings and art exhibitions for a wider audience. LCIS works in close cooperation with the Leuven Irish college.
Prof. dr. Elke D'hoker (director)