International Ph.D. Seminar, Leuven, 2024

This is the 8th PhD seminar organized by the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies in collaboration with EFACIS and the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe. The Seminar will be held at the Irish Collge Leuven, 26-30 August 2024. 

The aim is to give PhD students in Irish Studies from different European countries the opportunity

  • to present their research in a congenial, interdisciplinary environment,
  • to receive feedback and advice from established scholars and students with various backgrounds,
  • to hone their methodological skills,
  • to deepen their knowledge of the different aspects of Irish literature and culture, history and society.

The programme will consist of

  • lectures by invited keynote speakers, all renowned scholars in different fields of Irish studies,
  • workshops on different critical theories and methodologies convened by academic experts,
  • student presentations, where participants present their own research for an audience of scholars and peers.


Confirmed plenary speakers are

- Lucy Collins (University College Dublin)

- Ciaran O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin)

- Alexandra McLennan (Université de Caen)

- Peter Shirlow (University of Liverpool)


Students can apply by submitting a CV and a short description of their research project (up to 1,000 words) before the 31st of January 2024. The number of participants is limited to 25.

Please find more information in the full Call For Papers