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Prix de thèse

Established in 2013 by the Fondation Irlandaise, Centre CultureI Irlandais’ ruling body, this award of €3,000 is intended to help the beneficiary to publish their work and bring it to a wide audience.

Established in 2013 by the Fondation Irlandaise, Centre CultureI Irlandais’ ruling body, this award of €3,000 is intended to help the beneficiary to publish their work and bring it to a wide audience.

Theses concerned by the Prix

Next Prix de Thèse: 2023

Theses in French and presented in a French university between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022.

Current terms and conditions available here

Send two printed copies and a digital version of the thesis together with two copies of the C.V. of the author and two copies of the “rapport de thèse” to: 

Centre Culturel Irlandais,
5 rue des Irlandais,
75005 Paris

Next deadline: 31 March 2023

For all other enquiries, please contact: cjacquet@centreculturelirlandais.com or 00 33 1 58 52 10 30

Jury members:

  • Pierre Joannon, President of the Jury

    Doctor of Law, Historian and Specialist in Irish history, Member of the Royal Irish Academy

  • Fabienne Dabrigeon

    Professor of Irish Studies at University of Lille, retired

  • Wesley Hutchinson

    Professor Emeritus, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

  • Michael McWilliams

    Treasurer of the Fondation Irlandaise

  • Cliona Ni Riordain

    University Professor and Director of ERIN, the Irish Studies Research Group, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Previous Recipients

Marion Sarrouy, « Apprentissage et pratique de la cornemuse en Irlande du Nord : jeu musical, (en)jeux des appartenances et mémoire du conflit », supervised by Anne Goarzin, Université Rennes 2.

Pierre-Louis Coudray, Université de Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle, « Mourir à la guerre, survivre à la paix : les militaires irlandais au service de la France au XVIIIe siècle, une reconstruction historique »; supervised by Catherine Denys and Catherine Maignant

Marion Naugrette-Fournier, Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, "Pour une nouvelle histoire des objets : réévaluation, classement et recyclage dans l’œuvre de Derek Mahon"; supervised by Carle Bonafous-Murat

Emmanuel Destenay, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne, "Expériences de guerre et retours à la vie civile des combattants irlandais, 1914-1928", supervised by Olivier Forcade and Philippe Nivet

Lison Ducastelle, Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, "L’IRA de la violence armée au désarmement (1969-2005) : enjeux, symboles et mécanismes", supervised by Valérie Peyronel

The theses from 2013 and 2015 can be consulted at the Médiathèque on request.