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Christopher Fox Named Ambassador Award Recipient for 2019 Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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On St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2019, Faculty Fellow Christopher Fox, Professor of English and Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies from 2001 through 2017, will receive the Ambassador Award from the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Ambassador Award is presented each year to a person or organization that has worked to promote the relationship between the people of the Republic of Ireland and the people of the United States.

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"Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations"

Author: Catherine Wilsdon

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On Thursday, February 28th and Friday March 1, 2019, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies hosted a conference with a focus on “Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations” in collaboration with the Moore Institute at NUI Galway and the Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast.

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The Keough-Naughton Library Research Award in Irish Studies welcomes first recipient to campus

Author: Colleen Wilcox

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The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Notre Dame International are excited to welcome the first grant recipient to campus for the Keough-Naughton Library Grant Award in Irish Studies. Keelan Harkin, who recently completed his Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada, is spending two weeks on campus utilizing the collections of the Hesburgh Libraries to further his research in Irish studies.

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Michèle Mendelssohn, the University of Oxford, to lecture on her book "Making Oscar Wilde" on April 8

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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On Monday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m., Michèle Mendelssohn, Associate Professor in English Literature of the University of Oxford and Deputy Director of Oxford's Rothermere American Institute, will lecture on her highly praised book, Making Oscar Wilde (Oxford University Press, 2018). The book recounts and explores Oscar Wilde's visit to America in 1882.

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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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"Art and Craft with John Banville" in Notre Dame Magazine

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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The acclaimed novelist John Banville (his novel The Sea won the Man Booker Prize in 2005) visited the Keough-Naughton Institute for two weeks in November 2018. This month's edition of Notre Dame Magazine includes a reflection by Associate Editor Jason Kelly '95 on his visit. 

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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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