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CISS Pamphlets Series

Celtic Peoples | Tangata Kereti is a series of concise and vital interventions in the field of Irish and Scottish Studies, broadly conceived.

In each pamphlet, an eminent writer or thinker will explore an aspect of Irish and/or Scottish history or culture, sometimes with an eye to ramifications in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The pamphlets are published in limited editions by the Dalriada Press at Ōtepoti Dunedin. There will be ten pamphlets in the series.

We are delighted to inaugurate the series with Professor Val McDermid's authoritative essay on the genesis and development of Scottish crime fiction.

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Celtic Peoples | Tangata Kereti Series

  1. Val McDermid, 'I Now Describe My Country As If To Strangers'.
  2. Fiona Kidman, 'More Pennies from Heaven'.


History worth repeating

Historian Professor Barbara Brookes joins Professor Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Chair of Irish Studies and co-director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, to canvass wide aspects of the past – from individual stories to national histories, from political events to emotional tides. Listen to history worth repeating.

The 'History worth repeating' podcast

Speaking volumes

Bringing you the stories behind the best new books – presented by Liam McIlvanney, Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies and co-director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies.

The 'Speaking volumes' podcast

Radio Plays

Dracula: A Radio Play

The script has been adapted by Emer Lyons from the 1927 revision by John L. Balderston of Dracula: A Vampire Play in Three Parts. The original script was written by Hamilton Deane in 1924 and was the first authorised adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.

Dracula: A Radio Play podcast

OAR breakfast show interview – 29 October 2021

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