The National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies (henceforth NCFIS) was established in 2003. Based in IT Tallaght, it was officially designated an Institute Research Centre in June 2006.
10th annual Conference, 23-24 May, 2014 (National Concert Hall, Dublin)
Theme: "France-Ireland: Celebrating Words, Music and Art/France et Irlande : fêter les mots, la musique et l'Art."
The aims and objectives of the NCFIS are broadly the following:
- The NCFIS will seek to create an environment in which research into the cultural, literary, commercial, philosophical and historical links between Ireland and France can be examined in a scientific and rigorous manner.
- It will provide a space where emerging scholars can congregate to develop research areas that are germane to the Centre’s mission.
- It will seek to provide a model of excellence in the area of Franco-Irish relations to the benefit of all interested parties.
- While continuing to value traditional scholarship in terms of publications, it will also explore viable commercial opportunities as they present themselves.
- It will develop research networks between third level institutions in France and Ireland.
- It will lobby government bodies in France and Ireland to secure financial support to continue its current level of activity and to branch into new areas.
Dr. Eamon Maher,
Tel: 353 1 4042871