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Events

Fri Feb 15, 2019

Nessa Cronin on "Climate Crisis and Irish Environmentalities in the Capitalocene"

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Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Nessa Cronin, Lecturer in Irish Studies and Associate Director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, NUI Galway, will speak on "Climate Crisis and Irish Environmentalities in the Capitalocene."

Dr. Cronin will bring the Irish experience to bear on the current climate-change debate. She will focus on the need and implications for a new dialogue, a new vocabulary, and new ways of being in this “age of the 6th extinction.”

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Irish Theatre of Chicago: "Mojo Mickybo"

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Irish Theatre of Chicago presents a vibrant and fast-paced one-act play that follows two boys growing up in Belfast during the summer of 1970. Mojo is from “up the road” and Mickybo from “over the bridge.” The boys are blissfully unaware of the brewing sectarian violence coming that will change everything. 

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Fri Feb 22, 2019

Ciaran O'Neill on "Harvard Scientist seeks typical Irishman": Measuring the Irish Race 1888-1936

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Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Ciaran O'Neill, the Ussher Assistant Professor in Nineteenth Century History at Trinity College Dublin and the Patrick B. O'Donnell Visiting Professor at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies for the Spring 2019 term, will discuss the significance of the anthropometric tests carried out on Irish subjects in the 1890s and 1930s. The research was conducted by two separate research teams at Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University under the supervision of some of the leading names in ethnography and physical anthropology.  What did these scientists intend?    What was the relevance of their work then. . .and now?

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