Professor Chris Morash, the current Vice Provost of Trinity College Dublin and the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing will launch the conference on March 15th at 5.30pm in the Stanley Quek Theatre, TBSI.
Chris Morash’s research interests range across a number of areas in the wider field of Irish Studies. His most recent book, co-authored with Shaun Richards, is Mapping Irish Theatre: Theories of Space and Place (Cambridge, 2013), which uses Irish theatre over the past century as a ground on which to think spatially about performance. Prior to that, his previous major publication was A History of the Media in Ireland (Cambridge, 2009), the first book to trace the media in Ireland from the earliest printed book to the present. This followed A History of Irish Theatre, 1601-2000 (Cambridge, 2002), which became the first Irish book to win the Theatre Book Prize in 2003, and has become a standard history of Irish theatre. In 1995, he published Writing the Irish Famine (Oxford, 1995), which was part of a wider re-assessment of the Famine that accompanied the 150th anniversary of the event.