Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellow Ian Kuijt, Professor of Anthropology, is leading a multifaceted and multidisciplinary effort off the west coast of Ireland called Hidden Histories: Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast (CLIC).
“There is a massive amount of research focused on the urban and the political,” Kuijt says, “but there are also huge swaths of Irish history and culture that are greatly understudied and thus not well understood.”
He calls the CLIC project an effort to shine a light on “hidden histories” and “soft footprints.”
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.”
The Keough-Naughton Institute's award-winning 1916 The Irish Rebellion will be screened on Thursday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Cinusp Paulo Emílio as part of its 11-day Cultural Trauma Show in Ireland and Brazil and the last event in the Institute's Reframing 1916 tour.
Faculty Fellow Susan Cannon Harris is the author of a new book: Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions:Playwrights, Sexual Politics and the International Left 1892-1964 (Edinburgh University Press 2017), part of the series Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernism, Drama and Performance.
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.
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.
Faculty Fellow Declan Kiberd received an honorary degree from Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on March 16th for his outstanding contributions to Irish Studies. Academic events surrounding the conferral comprised the Keough-Naughton Institute's inaugural Keough Global Seminar.
Three Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellows—Declan Kiberd, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, and Robert Schmuhl—are authors of books named as finalists for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
The landmark documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion has been awarded an "Honorable Jury Mention" at the Indian World Film Festival, held in Hyderabad, India, on March 19, 2017. 1916 joined entries from 12 other countries around the world—at a festival whose organizers aim to showcase the best of world cinema.