What began with a few visionary faculty members and the generous support of the Keough and Naughton families has become even stronger through additional generous benefactors and the efforts of many dedicated and creative Notre Dame faculty, students, and administrators. Now a part of the University’s newest school, the Keough School of Global Affairs, our Institute is widely recognized as a world leader in Irish studies.
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is a teaching-and-research institute dedicated to the study and understanding of Irish culture—in Ireland and around the world—in all of its manifestations. Our mission is to bring Ireland to Notre Dame, Notre Dame to Ireland, and Ireland to the world.
The Institute’s strengths have long been in history, language, and literature. Now, as part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, we have sharpened our focus on policy and forces at work in Ireland today—allowing us to explore in even more depth how Ireland has long been a laboratory for such global themes as empire and colonialism, revolution and rebellion, migration, hunger, religious pluralism, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping. Most of our work on modern Ireland is located within our new Clingen Family Center for the Study of Modern Ireland.
The Institute is exploring and embarking on new initiatives in literature, art, and music. We invite you to join us on ThinkND to experience our many offerings to learn more about Ireland and Irish studies.
Madden-Hennebry Professor of History
Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies