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Upcoming Events

17-21 July 2017 — "Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Paul Fagan at Paris Lodron University, Salzburg)

2019 — Werner Huber Memorial Conference (together with EFACIS)


Past Events 

The Vienna Irish Studies & Cultural Theory Summer School:

10-14 July 2017 - "The Irish Carnivalesque" (Final programme)


"Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities"
(29 Sept.-1 Oct. 2016)

Organisers: Tamara Radak, John Greaney, Paul Fagan
Keynotes: Patricia Coughlan, Lucy Collins -
"An Evening of Poetry" with Neil McCarthy and Simon Haworth
final programme 

"100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference" (24-27 July 2011)

Keynotes: Anthony Cronin, Frank McNally, Keith Hopper, Kurt Palm, Harry Rowohlt.

7th EFACIS Conference: "Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Cultural Exchanges" (3-6 Sept. 2009)

Keynote by John FitzGerald - Reading by Seamus Heaney - Q&A with filmmakers Lenny Abrahamson and Mark O'Halloran.


Distinguished Lecture Series on Irish Studies:

"Easter, 1916: Representing the Rising" (summer term 2016)

Lectures by: Éamonn Ó Ciardha, John McCourt, Seán Crosson, Keith Hopper, Paul Fagan, Dieter Fuchs, Lance Pettitt, Finbarr McLoughlin.

"(Post-)Celtic Tiger Ireland: Cultural and Media Studies Perspectives" (summer term 2013)

Lectures by: Niamh Sharkey (Irish Children's Literature Laureate / Laureate na nÓg), Mags Walsh (Childrens' Books Ireland), Medbh McGuckian, Kevin Bean, Neasa Hardiman, Ciaran Benson, Luke Gibbons, Anne Fogarty, Díóg O'Connell.

"Irish Cultural Studies: Trends and Case Studies" (winter term 2012/13)

Lectures by: Raymond Hickey, Stefanie Lehner,  Mark Schreiber, Gerry Smyth, Katharina Rennhak, Seán Crosson, Claire Connolly, Dominic Bryan.


Memorial Ceremony for Professor Huber (29 June 2016)

Addresses by: Vice-Rector Heinz Faßmann, Dean Matthias Meyer,
HoD Evelien Keizer
Speeches by: Margarete Rubik; Ondřej Pilný (Director of the Prague Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University)



"Strangers to Citizens: The Irish in Europe, 1600-1800 / Auswanderer werden Mitbürger: Die Iren in Europa 1600-1800"
(24 Jan.-13 Feb. 2013, Fachbereichsbibliothek Anglistik und Amerikanistik)



"St. Patrick's Day Festival Wien" (full programme) (18 March 2017)

Kevin Barry, reading (24 November 2016)

"Tale of the Gael: An Evening of Irish Music, Storytelling and Song" (14 June 2016)

Neil McCarthy, poetry reading (17 March 2016)

Julian Gough, "Short-Story Writing for the Twenty-First Century" (workshop) (14-15 November 2015)

Julian Gough, reading + Q&A (12 November 2016)

Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne, "Irish Traditional Music" (concert) (21 October 2015)

Tale of the Gael, "The Poet and the Harper" (concert) (12 June 2015)

Glenn Patterson, "Here's Me Here, Further Reflections of a Lapsed Protestant" (reading) (12 December 2014)

Mary McPartlan, Aidan Brennan & Pádraic Keane, "Distinguished Irish Artists - Traditional Music and Song" (concert) (19 November 2014)

Sinead Murphy & Darina Gallagher, "Songs of Joyce" (Bloomsday Event) (17-18 June 2013)

Medbh McGuckian, "Improving your Poetry: Free Poetry Workshop" (The Irish Itinerary) (12 April 2013)

Medbh McGuckian, poetry reading (The Irish Itinerary) (11 April 2013)

Julian Gough, public reading (13 March 2013)

Gerry Smyth, "One-Man Show: Flann O'Brien, The Brother" (16 June 2011)

Niall de Búrca, "Storyteller from Ireland" (7 June 2011)

Niall de Búrca/Neil McCarthy, "Ireland in Stories and Poems" (15 June 2010)


Reading Groups:

The Vienna Finnegans Wake Reading Group


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