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Irish Studies

“Hibernia siue Irlanda insula maxima inter Brittanniam & Hispaniam,” by Ferrando Bertelli, 1560.

The Newberry Scholarly Seminars Series is pleased to announce our new Irish Studies Seminar, beginning in academic year 2019-2020.

The Newberry Irish Studies Seminar provides a forum to further understanding of Irish culture both nationally and globally by bringing together scholars from across this methodologically varied discipline. We welcome papers that address a wide range of topics pertaining to Ireland, including but not limited to memory, diaspora, religion, class relations, emigration and immigration, social movements and activism, culture, politics, gender and sexuality, violence, medicine and health. We are particularly interested in works that feature new or novel approaches to Irish Studies and which focus on underrepresented aspects of Irish culture, literature, or history.

The Irish Studies Seminar is supported by Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mahoney and Christine and Michael Pope, and the DePaul University Irish Studies Program.

If you have questions, please contact seminar co-coordinators, Keelin Burke, the Newberry, Bridget English, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Colleen English, Loyola University.

This seminar is free and open to faculty members, independent scholars, graduate students, and interested members of the public. Each session features a work in-progress paper that will be pre-circulated; please email scholarlyseminars@newberry.org to RSVP and request a paper. All meetings will take place at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610.

Seminar Schedule 2019-2020

Friday, November 8, 2019
Partition and Reconciliation: Hospitality and Familiar Strangers in Northern Irish, Pakistani, and Arab-Israeli Fiction Mindi McMann
Friday, February 21, 2020
Irish Women Novelists and European Opera, Matthew Reznicek
Friday, March 13, 2020
The Problem of Capitalism in Irish Catholic Social Thought, 1922-1950, Aidan Beatty
Friday, May 15, 2020
‘Ambassadors of Irish taste’: the marketing of ‘Culture Ireland’ in the United States, 1889-1922, Margaret Kelleher