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Fri Sep 22, 2017

Hibernian Lecture: "The Struggle for Ireland's Soul: Catholics under the Penal Laws"


Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium, Lower Level

ian mcbride

Ian McBride will deliver the 2017 Hibernian Lecture, which is presented by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

Professor McBride is the Foster Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, University of Oxford. His current research deals with the penal laws in 18th-century Ireland—how the Code was implemented and how it reshaped Catholic Ireland. 

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Mon Sep 25, 2017

An Evening of Illustrative and Interpretative Music from the Art Institute of Chicago’s Exhibition: “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840


Location: Eck Visitors Center


This evening of music at Notre Dame will feature two of the perfomers, composers and musical curators Liz Carroll (fiddle) and Marty Fahey (piano) who created the music for the Art Institute of Chicago's 2015 exhibition, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840, along with guest musician Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick and Visiting Professor, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies).

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Thu Sep 28, 2017

Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture: Rónán McDonald: "Crediting Heaney"


Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls


in the Instiute's annual Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture, Rónán McDonald, Professor of Modern Literature and Director of Irish Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will speak on the concept of "credit" in Seamus Heaney’s work, both as an ascription of value to art and a wily negotiation of faith and belief. It will look at Heaney’s justifications of poetry and its purpose in his critical essays and in his ars poetica (poems about poetry), alert to various configurations of balance and equilibrium.

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Mon Oct 2, 2017

Digital Tools for Irish Studies


Location: Hesburgh Library 103 (Special Collections Seminar Room)

Rackham Bees

In this special session for Irish Studies resources, Irish Studies Librarian Aedín Clements will review the main bibliographic databases for Irish studies. The class will focus on lesser-known databases specific to Irish studies, and on other databases such as Hathi Trust, NCCO, and their uses for Irish Studies.

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Fri Oct 6, 2017