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The Institute for Irish American Studies

The CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies was established by the CUNY Board of Trustees to focus on the Irish-American Diaspora and its impact on American culture and society. The Institute, first and foremost, serves as a clearinghouse for research opportunities in Irish-American studies for students, staff, and faculty on all of the campuses of the City University of New York. Current projects being undertaken by the Institute include Publishing in Irish America 1820-1922, Great Irish Famine Curricula In-Service Training, Documenting Return Emigration, Curriculum Design: Teaching the Irish Language in America, the "New Irish" and Film, Mapping Irish America, and the Irish in the Americas.

In line with the current research projects of the Institute, an extensive program of public lectures and events is sponsored each semester. The Institute invites researchers and leaders in the community to present at its Wednesday evening lecture series. The Institute also sponsors day-long symposia on specific topics, Irish language conversation circles, and celebrations of the arts. The Institute additionally makes a number of distance education courses arising from its research areas available to students at CUNY campuses and throughout the country. These courses make use of online software as well as tours and lectures in the U.S. and abroad.

Last modified: 3/11/2014