BAIS Elections 2023-25

The following candidates stood unopposed and will now form the BAIS Council for 2023-25. Therefore, we have no need for formal elections.  Chair: Derval Tubridy Vice Chair: George Legg Treasurer: Nick Taylor-Collins Secretary: Erika Hanna Council: Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston, Peadar O Muircheartaigh, Mo Moulton, Amanda Hall, Deirdre Canavan, James Bright, Kathy Davies, Matthew Campbell, Katie […]

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BAIS Prizes 2022

We are pleased to announce our prize winners for 2022, which will be presented at the Embassy of Ireland on 16th May. We would like to formally acknowledge the support of the Embassy, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Cambridge University Press and the Irish Studies Review. In addition to our 2022 winners, we […]

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Tyneside Irish Cultural Society Lecture Series (in collaboration with BAIS)

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society, in collaboration with the British Association of Irish Studies, will be hosting a series of monthly online public lectures centred around centenaries and anniversaries which fall during 2022. All talks will take place on Zoom and the details will be posted on the Tyneside Irish Cultural Society website. Please contact Sarah […]

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BAIS Open Letter in Support of Colleagues at Goldsmiths

It is with great concern that the Council of the British Association for Irish Studies learned of the proposed redundancies at Goldsmiths.   The vital work done in Irish Studies across the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and the Department of History, at Goldsmiths is central to our understanding of contemporary issues. Derval Tubridy’s exploration […]

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EFACIS Report: Britain & Northern Ireland, 2020-2021

This is a report on major Irish Studies activity, compiled by Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston, BAIS Communications Manager.  If you wish to be included in a future report and have activities under the following headings only, please mail Please note, this is limited to activity in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Monographs Richard Kirkland, Irish London: A Cultural History, […]

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BAIS Prize Winners 2021

You can register for the online prize-giving here. Family and friends are very welcome alongside our Irish Studies community. We would like to thank Cambridge University Press and the Irish Studies Review for their support of our essay prize, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Irish Embassy for their support of […]

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BAIS Council for 2021-23

After an exciting election with 78% membership voter turnout, we’re delighted to announce our new council for the 2021-23 period. We look forward to working with this council to continue furthering the cause of Irish studies on this island. We would also like to thank Dr Richard Butler, Professor Matt Campbell, Emma Dewhirst, Christy Evans, […]

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