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

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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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The Keough-Naughton Institute Travels to Latin America to Interrogate Themes of Independence and Nationhood

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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In December 2018, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies co-organized two conferences in Santiago, Chile. The aim was to explore themes related to colonialism, independence, nationhood, and democracy in Chile and the Americas as a whole, as well as Ireland’s historical, cultural, and contemporary links with Chile and Latin America.

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