Welcome to BIES
British, Irish and Empire Studies
Welcome to the website of UT’s Program in British, Irish and Empire Studies (BIES). Known formerly as the Program in British Studies, our activities and interests encompass every aspect of life in and the history of the British Isles, the former (and current if tiny) British Empire and of Ireland, nations deeply intertwined for hundreds of years. The program will bring in speakers, support the work of UT students and faculty and seek collaborations at UT and beyond as well as across many disciplines in an effort to understand the place of Britain and Ireland in the world, today and in the past. Please join us on this exciting journey as we explore the past, the present and the future of Britain and Ireland.