Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies
Since 1991, the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies program has brought to Boston College a long and distinguished series of academics, writers, artists, journalists, librarians, and notable public figures who have made significant contributions to Irish cultural and intellectual life. Burns Scholars teach courses, offer public lectures, and engage with the rich resources of the John J. Burns Library in their ongoing research, writing, and creative endeavors.
The Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies is a cooperative venture between the Boston College Center for Irish Programs and the Boston College University Libraries. It was established and receives continuing support from the family and friends of the Honorable John J. Burns (Class of 1921), who also generously contributed to the creation of the John J. Burns Library and support the growth of its extraordinary collections pertaining to Irish history, literature, music, and culture. The Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies program has also benefited from the support from the Office of the Provost.
Professor Louis de Paor (2016 Fall Semester)
Louis de Paor is Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway. He is a scholar of the work of Máirtín Ó Cadhain and is currently working on the Irish-language element in the work of Flann O'Brien. He is also a distinguished Irish-language poet and anthologist. He will teach a course at Boston College titled: Irish Comic Tradition.
Please visit Burns Visiting Scholars Archive to view an index, complete with biographical detail, of prior Burns Scholars.