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. 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 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.
DUCIS Welcomes Maria McManus
During the Autumn Term 2015, Irish poet and playwright Maria McManus will be collaborating with the Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, by running a poetry workshop with literature students on the master’s programmes. Maria is currently a writer-in-residence at the Yeats International Residency, at Litteraturcentrum in Tranås, which is part of the worldwide 150th celebrations of the birth of the Irish poet and Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats.