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Irish Studies

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The Boston College Irish Studies Program offers students an undergraduate minor in Irish Studies, an English Department MA in Irish Literature and Culture and an MA in History with a concentration in Irish History. 

Doctoral programs in English and History  attract, train, and successfully place outstanding PhD candidates who wish to integrate Irish Studies into their respective disciplines.

Each year, the program offers a comprehensive series of events in  lecture, film and music. In addition, Irish Studies frequently collaborates with the University's McMullen Museum of Art to offer exhibitions related to the visual arts and Ireland including √Čire/Land, an exhibition The New York Times described as reaching "far beyond traditional art history into sociology, political science and gender studies."

The Irish Studies faculty is comprised of internationally recognized scholars whose influential publications and professional commitment have made them leaders in the field. Their expertise spans a wide range of subjects including 18th, 19th, and 20th century Irish history and literature, Irish music and dance, and the American Irish. Additionally, faculty members are thoroughly involved in other disciplines such as women's studies, American studies, ethnic studies, and area studies.