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Wrap-Up of "Ireland & Italy": The IRISH Seminar Joins with the Rome Seminar in Summer 2017

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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As the Institute and its scholars continue to examine and probe the “worlding of Irish Studies,” this year, the IRISH Seminar joined with the University’s annual Rome Seminar to hold “Ireland & Italy” at the Rome Global Gateway, June 16-30. The Seminar’s executive director Barry McCrea, Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, Irish Language and Literature, and Romance Languages and Literatures, remarked: “The Ireland & Italy Seminar reversed many of my assumptions about the relationship between Ireland and Italy, and even about how culture travels.”

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Two Faculty Fellows' Books Awarded Top Prizes in the INDIE Book Award Competition

Author: Mary Hendriksen

At the American Library Association’s annual conference in Chicago, Foreword Reviews announced the winners of the 19th annual INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Two books published by the University of Notre Dame Press and authored by Keough-Naughton Institute faculty fellows received top awards: Bríona Nic Dhiarmada’s The 1916 Irish Rebellion garnered Foreword Reviews’ 2016 INDIES Book of the Year Award, Silver, in History and Editors Declan Kiberd and P. J. Mathews received Foreword Reviews’ 2016 INDIES Book of the Year Award, Bronze, in Reference for their volume Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891–1922. 

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Anthropology Graduate Student Nicholas Ames Wins an Elite NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Anthropology graduate student Nicholas Ames has won an elite National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). Nicholas, who is affiliated with the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, researches historic migration and the influence immigrant communities have on the development of contemporary urban America. His particular focus is migration from Ireland's west coast.

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