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Celtic Noir 2019

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

To mark its tenth anniversary, the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies is partnering with the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival and the Dunedin City Library to present 'Celtic Noir 2019', a festival of Irish, Scottish and New Zealand crime fiction.

CISS featured in Celtic Life Magazine

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Popular Canadian magazine Celtic Life International carried a feature on CISS's Celtic Noir festival in its October 2019 issue.

Event to mix business and great craic

Monday, 15 July 2019

The first gathering of the Irish Business Network New Zealand in Dunedin will bring town and gown together for a night of networking on Thursday, 25 July.

Two Otago academics nominated for prestigious writing award

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

It may be a long way from the grimy back streets of Glasgow or Edinburgh, where many of their victims fall prey to foul play, but there’s no doubt “tartan noir” crime writing is in good health at the University of Otago.

'Great Scots' series of lectures

Monday, 4 March 2019

To mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Otago, the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies is sponsoring a series of public lectures on ‘Great Scots: Otago Men and Women Who Shaped New Zealand.’