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Irish Seminar 2015



Peripheral Modernities? Ireland, Argentina, Latin America

27th June – 11th July 2015

IDES, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Under the direction of Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, the Irish Seminar will explore Irish Studies in a non-Anglophone and a global context.  The project is not comparative for its own sake, but seeks to ask new questions about Ireland and Irish Studies in the world by looking at parallels with Argentina (and indeed with Latin American Studies). We also wish to explore aspects of the Irish experience specific to Argentina – Irish emigration to the region, the Irish community there, the reception of Irish literature in this part of the southern hemisphere. We hope that our stay in this dynamic and sophisticated metropolis will challenge our notion of Irish Studies.…

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Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: Heaney, Place and Property


Christopher Morash, Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin presents the second annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture at 4:00 PM in the Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collections. 

"It has long been recognised – since at least Heaney’s own early lecture, “The Sense of Place” – that Seamus Heaney’s poetry has carried out a series of complex negotiations with place: places of writing, places of memory, places of being.  It may be simply stated that Heaney’s poetry and thought are grounded in place – but not in any simple way. “The places I go back to have not failed”, he writes in “Squarings xli” from Seeing Things

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Notre Dame’s Irish Seminar moves from Ireland to Argentina

Author: Michael O. Garvey


One of the flagship programs of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, its annual Irish Seminar, will be held this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Since it was established in 1999, the seminar, an international conference of Irish scholars, post-graduate students and faculty in Irish Studies, has met in Ireland at Notre Dame’s Dublin Centre in O’Connell House on Merrion Square. The 2015 Irish Seminar will meet June 27-July 11 in Buenos Aires at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (IDES).

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Notre Dame Produces Liam Neeson-Narrated Documentary to Remember Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Liam Neeson

The University of Notre Dame will play a major role in the international celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, which was announced Tuesday, March 31 in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. A documentary television series, 1916: The Irish Rebellion, produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary, which memorializes the events in Dublin on Easter Week a century ago, when an insurrection started a process that culminated in an independent Irish state and accelerated the disintegration of the British Empire.

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