Welcome to Irish Studies
Céad míle fáilte to Irish Studies at the University of Otago. We are delighted to be able to offer a suite of papers that can be taken individually or in a combination that meets the requirements for a minor.
Irish Studies at Otago is an interdisciplinary study of the literature, history, film and theatre of the island of Ireland over the past two hundred years. While it focuses on issues such as identity, ethnicity, and 'nation building', and the history of their contestation, it also pays attention to Ireland's relationships with New Zealand, Europe and Australia.
From being subject to the British Empire and thus a major source-country for the European settlement of New Zealand, Ireland has become a wealthy, technologically advanced, highly educated and culturally sophisticated European nation.
Although the University of Otago is the only university in Australasia that offers an undergraduate minor, there is a strong postgraduate community here. We also have a post-doctoral colleague.
Please contact us if you would like to take one of the papers, enrol in the Minor, or do post-graduate work in Literature, History, Theatre, and Film.
You are most welcome.