Iceland, Ireland, Cultural Saints

Dear All,

As you know, UCD recently hosted the first Iceland-Ireland memory day of talks and this event has demonstrated a multiplicity of potential conversations to be had about the histories and trajectories of our two countries. Related to this, I wanted to let you know about a project based in Iceland that focuses on transnational reading of national saints – see below.

Our colleague at the University of Iceland, Jón Karl Helgason, would like to make you aware of the Cultural Saints of the European Nation States research project, in the hope of eliciting interest in the project in Ireland and getting Irish scholars involved. More information can be found on the project website:

Dr Emilie Pine
Lecturer in Modern Drama
Director Irish Memory Studies Research Network
School of English, Drama and Film
University College Dublin
t: (01) 716 8330