Wednesday 20 October 2021
The seemingly obscure links between the ancient Celtic festival Samhain and Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be celebrated later this month when a play based on the 19th-century gothic classic is read on Dunedin’s Otago Access Radio.
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Inaugural Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies Irish Writing Fellowship recipient and one of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors and supporters of literature, Dame Fiona, will be at Otago’s Dunedin campus between 4 and 8 October.
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Irish Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Emer Lyons was interviewed on Wellington access radio's “Quilted Bananas Radio Programme”.
Monday 12 July 2021
The Chair of Scottish Studies, Professor Liam McIlvanney, was interviewed on Radio New Zealand's programme “The Rest is History”.
Thursday 10 June 2021
The University of Otago provided a focal point for discussion on the close bonds between Aotearoa New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland last week during a visit by Faran Foley, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa.
Thursday 18 February 2021
One of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors and supporters of literature, Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE, is the inaugural recipient University of Otago Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (CISS) Irish Writers Fellowship.
Friday 29 January 2021
Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies gave the inaugural keynote address for the Embassy of Ireland Summer School in New Zealand Parliament.
Thursday 28 January 2021
The Chair of Irish Studies, Professor Sonja Tiernan was interviewed by Jesse Mulligan on Afternoons RNZ national radio programme.
Tuesday 26 January 2021
The Ambassador for Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa, His Excellency Peter Ryan, visited the University of Otago on 26 January 2021 to speak with alumni and staff on the work of the Irish Embassy in Aotearoa.
Monday 18 January 2021
In addition to containing many ‘firsts’, new research from the University of Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides comprehensive insights into the identity of Irish people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Friday 4 December 2020
Professor Sonja Tiernan’s seminar for the Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar Series Commemorating controversy: Women and the shaping of Modern Ireland is now available to watch online.
Tuesday 3 November 2020
Professor Tiernan inaugurates a new series for the Keough-Naughton Institute's website: Three Questions.
Thursday 30 July 2020
An opinion article by former English student Jean Balchin celebrates ENGL243 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction.
Friday 19 June 2020
Liam McIlvanney shares the stories of his best-loved books.
Friday 15 May 2020
Irish Studies was profiled in this month’s Otago alumni magazine