News & Events

ISIC: a home for artists, musicians, poets, anthropologists and politicians. Events: annual lecture series of speakers and performers from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thank you to our co-sponsors, including various BU colleges, institutes and centers and ISIC friends.


Check the CGS calendar for additional details!

September 18, 2014: Maurice Fitzpatrick (The Boys of St. Columb’s), a showing and discussion of his BBC documentary on the Translations of Brian Friel

October 28, 2014: Lord and Poet Grey Gowrie, a lecture and reading on “Heaney’s Great Contemporaries”

November 18, 2014: Lisa Fitzpatrick, University of Ulster, “Performing Northern Ireland: Theater as Intervention”

December 3, 2014: Kaz Hawkins, a Blues performance, accompanied by Prof. Victor Coelho and other Blues musicians

Spring 2015: Reading with Sinéad Morrissey, poet laureate of Belfast, winner T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry


February 2013: A Reading and Conversation with Colm Tóibín
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April 8, 2013: A Reading and Performance by Ciarán Carson and Deirdre Shannon

April 18, 2013: A Reading and Conversation with Paul Muldoon
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April 25, 2013: A Reading and Conversation with Tim Pat Coogan

July 27-28, 2013: The Irish in Boston, a Summer Institute (Poetry, Music and Politics)

September 2013: Irish Arts Coffeehouse – an afternoon of Irish song and dance

October 3, 2013: “Men at Lunch,” Documentary (2012) Q&A with Eamonn Ó Cualáin, Producer. Director Seán Ó Cualáin tells the story of “Lunch atop a Skyscraper,” the iconic photograph taken during the construction of Rockefeller Center, and the immigrant workers that built New York.

October 2013: The Poetry of Michael Longley
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March 3, 2014: Lillis Ó Laoire, “That Song Never Let Me Down: Aesthetics in Gaelic Performance”
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March 27, 2014: An Evening on Samuel Beckett: “Shadows of the Opus…Magnum”
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