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Centre of Irish Studies at the University of Extremadura in Cáceres:

Congratulations to our Irish English colleagues in Cáceres. The group, headed by Nancy Ávila, have created the Centre of Irish Studies at the University of Extremadura in Cáceres ( The centre, a recognised hub of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), aims to promote interdisciplinary research on the language, literature, history and culture of the island of Ireland and the Irish diaspora. The centre brings together scholars specializing in Irish linguistic, literary, and cultural subjects such as Irish English (socio)linguistics and pragmatics, perceptual dialectology, fiction and the portrayal of Irish English voice and identity, gender studies and gender representation in fiction, Irish English historical linguistics, and emigrant letters, among other areas.

In addition to interdisciplinary research, the centre aims at bringing Irish culture closer to the city of Cáceres. In doing so, it will organise conferences, workshops and other academic and non-academic activities in order to spread Irish culture. It is open to collaborations with other researchers, artists, and associations interested in Irish studies in Europe, (Latin) America, and beyond. These activities will be uploaded regularly onto the centre’s webpage which can be accessed at

IrEN and scholars of Irish English across the world look forward to future collaboration with the centre.