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Upcoming Events

90th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations – 1929-2019

Part 2: University of Limerick

14 November 2019 (tbc)

(Colloquium with current and former German and Irish diplomats and exhibition)


12-14 July 2019 29th Freudenstadt Symposium on European Regionalism: “Shrapnel or Dreamland”: how to go on after EU elections & with Brexit

Location: Freudenstadt, Black Forest, Germany.

Organised by Prof. Christopher Harvie and Stefan M. Buettner, in association with the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the Centre for Irish-German Studies.

Please click here for the official invite and contact the organisers for more information : /

Curious about the symposium? Click here for some impressions of last years event!


Limericker Literaturgespräche

8 October 2019 Gabrielle Alioth & Fred Kurer

Room: tba, Time: tba

Swiss-Irish writer Gabrielle Alioth will return again on 8th October and read together with Fred Kurer from her book The Poet's Coat / Der Mantel der Dichterin (Frauenfeld: Waldgut 2019). In contrast to the novels written in German by Gabrielle Alioth, the original language of her poems is English. For this bilingual edition, the texts have been translated into German by Swiss Anglist, author and poet Fred Kurer and we are happy to welcome both to UL.


Guest lecture

09 October 2019 Dr. Sam McIntosh

We are happy to announce that Dr. Sam McIntosh will give a lecture about "The outsourcing and off-shoring of border control: state responsibility and a legal obligation to investigate deaths beyond borders" in cooperation with the Centre for British Studies and the Humboldt Universität Berlin.


Roundtable and Exhibition

10. October 2019 Operation Shamrock

Room: tba, Time: tba

Opening of the Operation Shamrock exhibition by H.E. Deike Potzel and discussion with two participants of Operation Shamrock, Herbert Remmel and Friedhelm Krüll as well as the curator of the exhibition, Monica Brandis.