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Institute Fellows and Graduate Students Present at the 2014 ASECS Conference

Author: Brian Ó Conchubhair


The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference is the major academic event for scholars working, teaching and researching in this particular rich and multifaceted period. Established in 1969, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is committed to advancing the study of a time period that has profoundly influenced our world. …

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Institute Fellow Barry McCrea Edits Second Edition Sherlock Holmes Compilation

Author: Margaret Lloyd


Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, edited the second edition of Sherlock Holmes: Selected Stories (Oxford World Classics, April, 2014).  Professor McCrea provides the introduction and notes to this new selection of twelve of the best Sherlock Holmes stories.  His introduction considers the reasons for Sherlock Holmes’ lasting popularity, while giving historical context to the late Victorian and Edwardian setting and examining the many afterlives inspired by the detective stories. Notably, this work is the first new Oxford World's Classics edition of Selected Stories of Sherlock Holmes since 1950, and the first to have a full set of scholarly notes.  

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Keough-Naughton Institute Announces Inaugural Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture

Author: Margaret Lloyd



The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces the inaugural Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014  in the Hesburgh Library, Rare Books Room. 

As part of the Twentieth Anniversary Speakers and Public Talks Series, the lecture honors the late Breandán Ó Buachalla, the first Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Chair of Irish at the University of Notre Dame, who 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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Irish Historical Archaeology Project Planned for Summer 2014

Author: Margaret Lloyd


This June, Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology and Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies fellow will direct the Notre Dame Irish Historical Archaeology field project on Inishark, a remote island off the west coast of Ireland.

The project draws on the success of earlier field work undertaken on the islands of Inisbofin and Inishark, County Galway, Ireland where significant gains were made in understanding island life.  Once home to a vibrant community but abandoned in the 1960’s, Inishark’s remains provide a unique window into life in western Connemara from the 1750’s trough the 1950's. …

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Fellow Recognized in Irish Language Journal

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Brian O'Conchumhair

Brian Ó Conchubhair, Keough-Naughton for Irish Studies Institute Fellow and Professor of Irish Language and Literature was recognized by Comhar, a monthly literary journal in the Irish Language, for writing one of the 10 best books in Irish since 2000.

His work Fin de Siècle na Gaeilge: Darwin, An Athbheochan agus Smaointeoireacht na hEorpa

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Professor discusses Northern Irish poetry and conflict

Author: Jack Rooney

On Friday, Eric Falci, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, presented a lecture titled “Northern Irish Poetry after the Troubles,” in which he explored and analyzed the effects of modern political and social strife in Ireland on the art of Northern Irish poetry.

Falci, who spoke as part of Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies’ Lectures and Public Talks Series, focused his talk on a twofold question of how poets responded to conflict and what patterns emerged therein.…

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