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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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Tributes for Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Limerick and Founder/Director at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies joins in tributes around the world to the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Limerick and founder/Director at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. His funeral was held today in County Clare.

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New Volume of Poetry by Ailbhe Darcy Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize

Author: Mary Hendriksen

 

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Ailbhe Darcy’s new volume of poetry, Insistence, has been shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry.  

Darcy, who received both her MFA in Creative Writing from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in English, with an Irish Studies graduate minor, now lives in Wales. A poet, a critic, and a professor, she teaches contemporary Irish poetry and literature at Cardiff University.

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Director Patrick Griffin Awarded the Distinction of “Honorary Professor” at the University of Edinburgh

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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In recognition of his scholarship and innovative teaching and mentoring initiatives with students, Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, has been awarded the distinction of “Honorary Professor” at the University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics, and Archaeology.

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Meet an Irish Studies Minor: Rose Pupel

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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For Notre Dame senior economics major and Irish Studies minor Rose Pupel, a choice she made her first year at Notre Dame, proved to be transformative. She enrolled in "The Irish in the World" with Professors Patrick Griffin and Ian Kuijt. . . and that class led to a fascinating and deeply personal research project, study abroad in Dublin, and a passion for even more Irish Studies courses.

 

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