Jane Ohlmeyer, MRIA, Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin and Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, will deliver the first lecture of the Spring 2018 semester.
A passionate teacher and an internationally established scholar of early modern Irish history, one focus of Professor Ohlmeyer's current scholarship is Ireland and India.
Award-winning writer Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane as well as the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms.
Mary Mullen is an assistant professor of English and member of the Irish Studies faculty at Villanova University. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled Novel Institutions: Realism, Anachronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, which rethinks British realism through an attention to the nineteenth-century Irish novel.