Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies
Welcome to DUCIS, the first centre for Irish Studies in Sweden. All our courses are taught online as well as on campus by a small team of internationally recognised researchers whose specialisms range from fin-de-siècle drama to contemporary poetry and film. The centre plays a key role within NISN, the Nordic Irish Studies Network, and publishes the peer-reviewed Nordic Irish Studies journal, in co-operation with CISA and NISN.
DUCIS has hosted five international conferences since its inauguration in 2003 and, as part of the English department at Dalarna University, it has helped organise the first student conferences in Sweden. It has also organised a bilingual Beckett Symposium in collaboration with Karlstad University. Guest lecturers and visiting writers have regularly contributed to DUCIS research culture; bilateral agreements at university level have enabled student and staff exchanges with institutions throughout the world, including the University of Limerick. The latest international conference, "A New Ireland?: Representations of History in Literature and Culture", took place in Falun on 3-4 November 2011.
Our main objective is to promote the recruitment of new scholars of Irish literature by offering high quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At present, we are working towards establishing the first PhD programme in Irish Studies in Sweden.