Centre for Irish Scottish and Comparative Studies
The Centre for Irish Scottish and Comparative Studies was initially established to manage a number of research projects in the field of Irish-Scottish Studies, following the receipt of major funding in 1999 from the HEA PRTLI initiative. With this funding, the Centre pioneered team-based collaborative research on a scale and of a kind that was new to the Humanities in Ireland, and with continued PRTLI funding it has thrived as an interdisciplinary partnership between History, English, and Irish and Celtic Studies, exploring themes relating to Ireland, Scotland and the wider world. Since 2007 it has become associated with Trinity Long Room Hub and the PRTTI-funded Humanities Serving Irish Society programme. It also continues to work closely with the University of Aberdeen's Research Institute for Irish Scottish Studies.