Irish-German Connections

Published in Issue 3 (Autumn 1997), News, News, Volume 5

The first Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies gets underway atthe start of September in the University. It is exactly forty yearssince Nobel Literature Prize-winner Heinrich Böll’s Irisches Tagebuchwas first published. Böll, who died in 1985, would have been eightythis year and to mark both occasions the conference puts Böll centrestage. The programme is interdisciplinary in nature and covers a widerange—the history of Irish-German relations, literature and music,business, politics.
The conference will also serve as a launching pad for the Centrefor Irish-German Studies, which aims to encourage and facilitateinterdisciplinary research, to create a forum of discussion forinterested parties, to co-ordinate and encourage the compilation ofIrish material on Germany and German material on Ireland, and toincrease knowledge about Germany and German society. The Centre willoperate in close co-operation with various universities and institutionin Ireland, Britain and Germany.
Enquiries: Joachim Fischer, tel: (061) 202354, fax: (061) 202556,E-mail: or Gisela Holfter, tel: 202393, fax: (061)202556, E-mail:


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