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 Visiting 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.
Fall 2019–Spring 2020
Louis de Paor
Professor of the Practice of Theology
Thomas H. Groome
Professor of Theology and Religious Education
Director, The Church in the 21st Century Center
Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections