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National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar: "Cattle at the Booley: Seasonal Movement and Settlement in Post-Medieval Rural Ireland"

Eugene Costello

Dr. Eugene Costello, the Institute's 2016-2017 Keough-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, will speak on on the traditional Irish practice of "booleying"--the term used for the seasonal movement of people and cattle between low-lying farms and remote summer pastures in hilly terrain. The panel will include Dr. Mary Beaudry, Boston University; Dr. Stephen Rippon, University of Exeter; and  Dr. Kieran O'Conor, NUI Galway, as moderator.

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IRISH Seminar


Two annual graduate-level Notre Dame seminars—the IRISH Seminar and the Rome Seminar—will come together in Summer 2017 to hold a joint seminar on "Ireland and Italy" at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway.  With the theme "Ireland & Italy," the seminar's executive director is Barry McCrea, Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures.  The dates of the joint seminar are June 16-30.

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