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Image: Copy of the medieval Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh (The War of the Irish against the Vikings) by James Henderson Todd (1867)

About the centre

The Centre for Irish Studies in Aarhus was founded in 2000 and aims to advance the study of Ireland in Denmark by facilitating research and teaching in the fields of Irish history, culture, literature and politics in European and international contexts. The Centre has played a key role within NISN, the Nordic Irish Studies Network, and Centre Affiliates at Aarhus University come from diverse interdisciplinary research backgrounds. The Centre hosts the Database of Classical Allusions in Irish Literature and its activities have been twinned, since 2021, with those of the European Research Council project Classical Influences and Irish Culture.

In November 2022, the Centre welcomed former President of Ireland and current Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, Mary McAleese, as Keynote Speaker for the conference Irish Migrations and Classical Antiquity, one of three conferences hosted in 2022-23. In August 2023, the Centre hosted Classical Antiquity in Medieval Ireland and in May 2023, in collaboration with Antikmuseet at Aarhus University, Graeco-Roman Influences in Irish Visual and Material Culture.  Since September 2023, the Centre has been hosting Feliks Levin who is carrying out Marie Curie postdoctoral research project Irish Identities and Political Thought in Early Modern Historical Writing: Greek and Roman Sources

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Isabelle Torrance

Professor School of Communication and Culture - English