Minor in Irish Studies

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Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews • New York, NY 10003-6691 • 212-998-3950


Professor Lee

Ireland and its diaspora present an extraordinarily significant and rewarding area of intellectual inquiry. The study of Irish society and culture provides students with an understanding of Ireland’s historical experience: its colonial past; its contribution to literature, both medieval and modern; its far-reaching effect in the modern world through its diaspora; and its dual language tradition and rival national narratives.

The Irish studies minor at NYU offers an interdisciplinary program providing students with the opportunity to study and pursue directed research in the history and culture of Ireland and Irish America, exploring such areas as literature, history, drama, politics, art, cinema studies, music, and the Irish language. A faculty of internationally renowned scholars is supplemented by the regular presence of prominent visiting professors. In addition to the program at Washington Square, the Arts and Science summer program in Dublin gives students the opportunity to study in Ireland.

Through the generosity of Lewis L. and Loretta Brennan Glucksman, two landmark houses in Washington Mews were renovated to serve as the home for Ireland House. Since its official opening in 1993, Glucksman Ireland House has become one of the most vibrant centers of Irish and Irish American arts and learning in North America. It offers a lively array of programs that are free to students, including evening courses, public lectures, conferences, films, exhibits, and readings.