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ABerfoyle House, Academy HQ,  Magee Campus,
Aberfoyle House, AICH HQ, Magee campus; (Photo

Welcome to the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages (AICH)


01-02/05/09 Ecology, Community and the Human Spirit. Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2009 Magee campus. If the economic miracle was only an illusion, then what can we believe in? In a time of growing economic, social and environmental instability, what scope is there for looking within our own communities, places and selves for a ground on which to stand? On 1st and 2nd May, join our gathering of activists and academics in Derry to explore ways of developing community, ecological and human resilience [more]

RAE results The Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages is delighted with results of RAE 2008. The Academy was founded in 2001 with the original aim of enhancing the research profile in Celtic Studies, History and English [more]

Other News and Events
View AICH Seminars programme 2008/09
View USIHS Lecture programme, 2008/09 (Ulster Society For Irish Historical Studies) - pdf format


Contact: AICH, Aberfoyle House, University of Ulster, Magee campus, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 7JL
Tel: +44 (0)28 7137 5785
Fax: +44 (0)28 7137 5435

Director - Dr Jane McKee
The Academy was established with SPUR funding in December 2000 to act as the investigative engine integrating the University of Ulster’s research vision and strategy into the enormous changes occurring in Irish culture both within the island and abroad. As such it represented a unique departure in scholarship and research in Irish historical, heritage, linguistic and literary studies.

In its current format the Academy defines its mission as follows: ‘to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for interdisciplinary research on cultural heritages, both material and non-material, in an international context with particular emphasis on cultural heritages connected with the island of Ireland’. Its current logo contains the three terms “Irish, interdisciplinary, international” which define the research context for all members.

The core values of the Academy include:

[1] Interdisciplinarity;
[2] Quality and innovation in international research in the field of cultural heritages;
[3] A willingness to interrogate Ireland and Irishness in a comparative context;
[4] To act as a catalyst and facilitator of debate and policy through the dissemination of research and events.

Mission Statement

To be an internationally centre for excellence for interdisciplinary research on Cultural Heritages, both material and non-material, in an international context with particular emphasis on cultural heritages connected with the island of Ireland.



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One of the most important primary sources about 17th century politics, military history and personnel in Ireland, Britain and in Europe [more]

SIEF 2008