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Notre Dame Scholars Contribute to Annual ACIS Conference

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The American Conference for Irish Studies recently completed its annual conference.  Taking place June 11-14, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland the conference featured numerous Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies faculty fellows, graduate students and former visiting scholars.  A large multidisciplinary scholarly organization, the American Conference for Irish Studies membership draws from the United States, Ireland and Canada.…

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Irish Seminar Opens Bloomsday in Dublin

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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The 16th annual Irish Seminar opens on Monday June 16th, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.  This year the Irish Seminar explores the idea of "The Vernacular Imagination," under the direction of Executive Director Diarmuid Ó Giolláin.  Says Ó Giolláin, “Vernacular Imagination promises to be a multidisciplinary approach to the question of the people, vernacular language and popular culture in modern (if not only in modern) societies.”  …

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The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces support for a Digital “Reading Early Modern Irish” Project.

Author: Wes Hamrick

The Keough-Naughton Institute will be one of several supporting institutions for a major Digital Humanities project entitled “Reading Early Modern Irish: a Digital Guide to Irish Gaelic (c.1200-1650).”  As part of a multi-year collaboration with universities in Ireland and the United States, including the University of Connecticut, Harvard, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway, the project will produce a web-based application for learning to read and translate Early Modern Irish in both print and manuscript.…

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Dan O’Brien, Murphy Irish Exchange Program Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies welcomes Dan O’Brien of University College Cork as the 2014-2015 Murphy Irish Exchange Program Fellow.  Now in its third year, the Exchange program is fulfilling its aim to promote research in Irish studies at the graduate level through a partnership between the University of Notre Dame and the University College Cork, Ireland.…

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President Higgins' Remarks Emphasize Vital Links Between Notre Dame and Ireland

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, spoke warmly of the connections between the University of Notre Dame and Ireland at a luncheon hosted by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies in Chicago on May 13, 2014.

The President was joined by his wife, Sabina Higgins and the Irish Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson.…

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