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Steven Pincus on “The Irish Revolution of 1782 and the Age of Revolutions”

2018 Steven Pincus

Professor Steven Pincus is the Thomas E. Donnelly Professor of British History at the University of Chicago. He specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British and European history.

In his talk on the Irish Revolution of 1782, Professor Pincus will contextualize the events of that year within the context of the Age of Revolutions. One focus will be the social, cultural, and ideological similarities between Ireland and America at this time, and why Americans severed ties with the British Empire while the Irish did not. 

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Peter McQuillan Delivers the Annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture

Peter McQuillan

Peter McQuillan, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature, will deliver the annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture, a signature event in the Institute's academic year. The title of his lecture is: "Remarks on the History of Social and Political Concepts in Irish."

The lecture honors the memory of Breandán Ó Buachalla (1936-2010), who was the inaugural Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O'Donnell Chair of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame and was instrumental to the success of both the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Department of Irish Language and Literature.

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Professor Sarah McKibben Wins an NEH Fellowship for her Research on Bardic Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow Sarah McKibben is one of three Notre Dame faculty members to win a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for the 2018 award cycle.  Her research focuses on Irish poets of the 16th and 17th centuries, who composed compelling artistic expressions of praise and warning — as well as satire — in the face of an antagonistic, expanding Tudor-Stuart state.

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