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Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Awards Two 2014-2015 Keough NEH Fellowships

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces two scholars have been selected as Keough National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Matthew Gertken and Florence Impens will join the Institute in the fall.

The Keough NEH Fellowship is highly selective and enables outstanding scholars to continue research while in residence in the Keough-Naughton Institute during the academic year. The Fellowship was established with support from a 2.25 million NEH challenge grant in 1998. This year marks the first time two scholars were awarded the fellowship.…

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2014 Irish Seminar Creates More Questions than Answers

Author: Margaret Lloyd


The 2014 Irish Seminar took place June 16-July 4 in Dublin, Ireland with lectures, public readings and seminars at the Royal Irish Academy and O’Connell House, Notre Dame’s Dublin global gateway.

An annual event since 1999, this year participants explored the theme of “The Vernacular Imagination”, during a period of exceptionally fine Irish summer weather. Chair Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

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Sphere of Influence

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy ’93

Walk out the front door of Notre Dame’s “Global Gateway” in Rome and you can turn one way for the ancient Colosseum or the other for fourth century churches and catacombs — all within a few blocks.

Photo by Matt Cashore '94

The neighborhood exhibits such a rich blend of Roman and Church history that Notre Dame created a series of nine walking tours, which all start at the Gateway building on Via Ostilia. To research and write the tours, Italian Studies at Notre Dame tapped a former instructor, Chiara Sbordoni, an expert in Roman literature and culture who actually grew up in that neighborhood. That’s only one example of the international educational connections the Gateway concept hopes to nourish.…

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New Faculty Fellows Announced

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces the appointment of two new faculty fellows: 


John F. Sherry,Jr. is the Raymond W. & Kenneth G. Herrick Professor of Marketing, Chair of the Marketing Department and concurrent Professor of Anthropology. His studies focus on the socio-cultural and symbolic dimensions of consumption and the cultural ecology of marketing.   …

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