News & EventColum McCann’s March 9 at the Croton library
In preparation for Colum McCann’s March 9 talk at the Croton library, local author Maggie Barbieri will moderate a panel on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. that will explore some of his novel, TransAtlantic richest and most fascinating topics, such as:
Ice farming (did you know ice was farmed in the northern US and shipped south for commercial use?)
The world’s first nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1919
The role of women during the Civil War
Frederick Douglass’ 1845 visit to Ireland, just as the country was teetering into the great potato famine
The role of Senator George Mitchell in the Northern Ireland peace accords
Panelists include Brett Bowden, social studies teacher at Croton-Harmon High School; John P. Harrington, professor of English and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Fordham; and Tina Jordan, senior editor at Entertainment Weekly.
THE AUTHOR Colum McCann was born in Ireland. He is the
author of six novels and two collections of
stories. He has been the recipient of
many international honors, including the
National Book Award. He lives in New York
City and teaches at the MFA program at
See him on the Colbert Report
Hear him interviewed on NPR
Hear him reading from TransAtlantic for the New Yorker
Visit his website
An Irish Christmas:
A Musical Solstice Celebration
December 6 – December 21 at the Irish Arts Center (553 West 51st Street Between 10th and 11th Ave) 212-757-3318 x210 www.irishartscenter.org
The critically-acclaimed An Irish Christmas concert, now in its seventh year, has
become a staple of New York’s holiday season. Each year, sold-out audiences have reveled in the warm glow of this intimate event that features songs like “The January Man,” “Christmas in the Trenches,” and the perennial sing along favorite “Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake.” Mick Moloney leads a cast of America’s top Irish and world musicians through a truly unique journey of music, dance and storytelling and transforms the IAC into a cozy Irish living room where one and all are welcome.
“The most imaginative, appealing, and stimulating Irish Christmas show to be
seen and heard in America—bar none.” - Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo
For more information, visit our website.
Click here to redeem the IAC member-rate discount ($48) by using the code FORDHAM.
Bóthar Ard Productions
The Institute of Irish Studies
Fordham University present the world premiere of:
'Aisling agus Íobairt, Beatha Joseph Campbell'
A documentary film about the life of Belfast born poet and Irish Studies founder, Joseph Campbell.
Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm
Fordham University,Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Faculty Lounge
12th Floor, 113 West 60th Street (at 9th Avenue)
Q&A to follow with filmmaker, Macdara Vallely; Dean John P. Harrington, Institute of Irish Studies and poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin editor of Joseph Campbell's prison diaries.
RSVP by Friday November 1st 2013 email@example.com
Please join us on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 6:30 pmfor, Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers with Katherine A. Powers
Katherine A. Powers, editor of Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers will read from the book and discuss her father J. F. Powers's pursuit of "suitable accommodations," a quest which led him to move with his family to Ireland four times, three of which are covered in the book.
J. F. Powers was celebrated during his lifetime as “the best prose writer in America” (John Berryman), “a comic writer of genius” (Mary Gordon), and “one of the funniest, most socially exact, heartrending and thoroughly enjoyable writers alive" (Jonathan Raban). Best known for his stories about American priests and winner of the National Book Award for Morte D’Urban, Powers employed his dry wit and sense of predicament in thousands of letters. Among the matters covered in them is Ireland of the early 1950s to early 1960s, shown from the point of view of an American with a deep love of the country, a relish for its beauty and people, and a writer's wicked eye for its foibles.
The American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
As part of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival, the New York Irish Center, has the pleasure of hosting Tony Macaulay a Belfast-based author, that will be performing a few monologues and readings from his books 'Paperboy' and it's sequel 'Breadboy' followed by a Q&A.
Director Awarded Prestigious IACI-NUI, Galway Fellowship in Irish Studies
In partnership with the Irish American Cultural Institute, the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway offers an annual Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies to enable a scholar from the United States to further her/his research at NUI Galway.
Dr Christopher Maginn will take up the Fellowship in spring 2013 and will use his time inIreland to complete his new book entitled The Tudor Discovery of Ireland.
Fordham Students Receive Gaeltacht Summer Awards
The Institute of Irish Studies, in partnership with the Fulbright Commission of Ireland and the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, has awarded two Fordham students with scholarships to study in Ireland in the summer of 2013.
Megan Scully (FCRH'14) and Kelly O'Brien (FCRH'13) will attend the Irish Language Course in Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain in the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area), part of the National University of Ireland, Galway.
The GaeltachtSummer Awards are awards from the Ireland-United States Commission for Education Exchange and provide students who have studied the Irish Language at a US Institution with the opportunity to study the language in an immersive environment in Ireland.
Dr Maginn, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham, has thanked the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs and Fulbright Ireland for their support in continuing to allow Fordham students this wonderful opportunity and congratulates Megan and Kelly on their achievement.
Making the Catholic American: Irish Stories for a New World
A lecture by Dr Eileen Sullivan
April 17th 2013, 4PM
Keating 3rd Floor Auditorium, Rose Hill Campus, NY
All Welcome / Fáilte Roimh Chách
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Communitas '13 and the Spring Gannon Lecture Thursday, 18 april 2013
Join fellow alumni, faculty and students at the Rose Hill Campus and the GSAScommunity that defines Fordham University.
Communitas '13 activites will include graduate student research presentations, the dean's reception and the Spring Gannon Lecture by Ambassador Anne Anderson, current permanant representative of Ireland to the United Nations and newly appointed representative to the United States. This event is co-sponsored by the following groups:
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a partnership between the United Nations and universities to promote activities, research, awareness and understanding that further the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals
United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI)
A quarter century ago, Ireland was regarded as the world’s most deeply Catholic nation, a place where the Church’s influencetouched every aspect of social and political life. Today, disillusionmentwith the Church is widespread and religious participation at a record low. Some now regard Ireland as a post-Catholic country. How to account for such change? What is it about Irish Catholicism that may have accelerated its transformation? Are things today as dire as they appear? Looking to the future, this forum will explore how the Irish faithful might furnish a new model for evangelization and Church renewal. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin
Respondants: J.J. Lee, Director of Glucksmann Ireland House, New York University
Theodora Hawksley, Research Fellow in Divinity, University of Edinburgh
Moderator: John Harrington, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University
IRISH LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
The Institute of Irish Studies is delighted to announce, through our partnership with the Fulbright Commission of Ireland, that we are offering two Fordham students scholarships to study the Irish language in Ireland this summer.
The scheme, supported by the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, will allow two Fordham students to study in the National University of Ireland, Galway's Gaeltacht center in An Cheathrú Rua, Connemara, Co Galway. Students will stay with a local family in this Irish-speaking region, and will study at the Center, where they will gain a practical and first-hand experience of the language. The scholarship covers the cost of accommodation (full-board) and tuition. Students are responsible for their own travel and other living costs.
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the application form. Completed forms are due back to the Irish Studies Office (310 Dealy Hall) by Thursday 18th April. For more information please email Helen Maginn at email@example.com
The Irish Economy in Historical Perspective
The Institute of Irish Studies will host a lecture by Distinguished Professor James Lothian, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Graduate School of Business, Fordham University.
James R. Lothian is Toppeta Family Chair in Global Financial Markets and Distinguished Professor of Finance in the School of Business of Fordham University. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.A. magna cum laude from the CatholicUniversity of America. Lothian has published extensively on domestic and international economic and financial topics in scholarly journals and in the financial press. He writes regularly for the Dublin-based Brandsma Review and spends part of each year in West Cork. Date: March 27th 2013
Location: McMahon Hall 109,
Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street, NY.
Women and Migration in the Contemporary Irish Novel
Dr Ellen McWilliams, Lecturer in English Literature, Department of English, University of Exeter and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University will give a talk on 'Women and Migration in the Contemporary Irish Novel'.
This event willtake place in the Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein, at 6pm on TuesdayDecember 11th 2012 in Room number 400.
All are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
The Francis and Ann Curran Center For American Catholic Studies Presents Telling the Irish-American Tale: A Conversation with Peter Quinn and Pierce Butler
Join novelists Peter Quinn and Pierce Butler for a reading of their work and a discussion of the connections between their Irish Past and their American Present.
Peter Quinn is a celebrated Bronx writer of Irish descent and author of BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE. Quinn's novel has been adapted as a stage play by Kelly Younger and produced at New York's Irish Repertory Theater.
Boston-based Pierce Butler is writer-in-residence at Bentley University. Butler grew up on Valentia Island and emigrated to the U.S. His novel, A RIDDLE OF STARS, explores the challenges of learning to callanother country "home".
Thursday, November 15, 5.30pm
O'Hare Special Collections, 4th Floor Walsh Library
Refreshments will be served
Co-Sponsored by the English Department, Irish Studies Program, American Studies Program, and Gaelic SocietyExile and the Irish Writer
Reading Group Aisling Irish Community Center, 990 McLean Avenue, NY10704
10.00am�]12.30pm on Mondays
October 22nd to December 17th 2012
Are you a keen reader or interested in getting back into reading? This reading group will explore how the experience of Irish emigrants and the Irish diaspora is represented in the work of a range of twentieth�]century Irish and Irish�]American writers. It will involve discussion of novels, short stories, and poems by writers such as James Joyce, Liam O’Flaherty, Mary McCarthy, Maeve Brennan, Col um McCann, Eavan Boland, and Alice McDermott.
The reading group will be led by Ellen McWilliams (Fordham University and the University of Exeter). The group will meet every Monday (10.00am to 12.30pm), from October 22nd to
December 17th. A full reading list will be circulated in the first session (October 22nd), and all books and materials required for the group will be provided free of costin this session. To sign up for the reading group, please register at the Aisling Community Center (email@example.com). For further information about the reading group, please feel free to contactEllen on 347�]277�]9441.
The Exile and the Irish Writer Reading Group isfunded by the Fulbright Commission and supported by the Aisling Irish Community Center and the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham University. Distinguished Irish writer Nick Laird Reads at 'Poets Out Loud' Fordham's Poets Out Loud poetry reading series will welcome acclaimed Irish writer Nick Laird as a reader at the first event ofthe year, a reading at 7 PM on September 24 2012. Laird will be joined by two other writers who write on themes of immigrant culture and New York, John Murillo and Roger Sedarat.
This event will be in the 12th floor lounge of Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus and is free and open to the public.
Institute Welcomes Fulbright Scholar
The Institute of Irish Studies is delighted to welcome Dr Ellen McWilliams, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Exeter, as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute from August 2012 to January 2013. She has research interests in twentieth-century women's writing; life writing; the short story; Irish, American, and Canadian literature; writing and diasporic identity; Irish-American literary connections; and the reception of European literary models in North American literature.
She has received a number of awards for research, including an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship (2011-2012).Her AHRC Fellowship funded a series of linked projects, including research towards the monograph Women and Exile in Contemporary Irish Fiction, and a conference on ‘New Perspectives on Women and the Irish Diaspora’ (March, 2012), proceedings of which will be published as a special issue of Irish Studies Review. The Fellowship also provided funding for a lifelong learning seminar series on ‘Women and Exile in Irish Literature and Culture’ that she developed in collaboration with the London Irish Women's Centre in autumn-winter 2011.
During her time at Fordham, Ellen will teachon the undergraduate programme and develop a reading group project on ‘Exile and the Irish Writer’ in collaboration with the Institute for IrishStudies and the Aisling Irish Community Center. She will also carry out research towards a new monograph, Transatlantic Relations: Constructions of Irishness in North American Women’s Writing. 'A European Elite? The Nobility in Tudor Ireland'
The Institute of Irish Studies will welcome Dr Gerald Power, lecturer in history at the Metropolitan University Prague, to open our Fall Lecture Series on Tuesday 4th September 2012 at 5pm in McMahon Hall 109, Lincoln Center Campus.
Dr Power is a specialist in early modern European nobility and noble culture. His talk will explore the role of the nobility in sixteenth-century Ireland, a period when the Tudor monarchy made comprehensive efforts to extend English political control throughout the island.
All are welcome. Photography Competition by Origin Theatre Company
Origin Theatre Company are preparing to launch their fifth 1st IrishFestival, which celebrates the achievements made by Irish playwrights from around the world each year.
In conjunction with the Irish Consulate in New York and the multidisciplinary international arts ensemble, Art Boundaries Unlimited, they will be adding a visual element to this year's festival, in the form of a photography competition. The Origin Theatre Company are calling on photographers of any levels to capture Irish artists of all kinds at work or play, across the world. Submissions will be accepted until August 16th.
Druid & Tom Murphy: A Celebration
A Seminar sponsored by Druid Theatre, Fordham University Institute of Irish Studies, The Galway University Foundation, and the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Keogh Studio Theater - Fordham University
Lincoln Center - 113 West 60th Street (9th Avenue)
11 July 2012
For further information please click here.
Twenty-First Century Ireland: A View from America
The Institute of Irish Studies is delighted to launch 'Twenty-First Century Ireland: A View from America' by John P. McCarthy, Professor Emeritus of History, Fordham University.
NEWDATE: WEDNESDAY30TH JANUARY
LOCATION: SOUTH LOUNGE, LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS (113 WEST 60TH STREET), NY, NY
PLEASE RVSP BY EMAILING HELEN MAGINN AT firstname.lastname@example.org
McCarthy is the author of Kevin O’Higgins: Builder of the Irish State, Kevin O’Higgins: Builder of the Irish State (2006), Ireland: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present (2006), Dissent from Irish America (1993), and Hilaire Belloc: Edwardian Radical (1978) and has contributed articles and reviews to America, Catholic Historical Review, Chesterton Review, Crisis, Intercollegiate Review, Irish Examiner, Irish Literary Supplement, Irish Times, Modern Age, National Review, Recorder, Thought, University Bookman, etc.
The Foreward is by John Bruton formerTaoiseach, 1993-1997: “John McCarthy brings a balanced perspective to Irish History not common to many Irish American commentators. Thebook is a refreshing look at Ireland from abroad, by an author with appropriate academic credentials and thoughtful and serious previous publications.”
All are welcome. Please RSVP to the Institute of Irish Studies by emailing email@example.com or phone 718-817-4634
More information on John McCarthy, please click here Director's book to be launched in Galway
Christopher Maginn's new book, 'William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State', will be launched by Professor Steven Ellis at the National University of Ireland, Galway on Thursday 21st June 2012. Professor Maginn is the Director of the Institute of Irish Studies and an Associate Professor of History at Fordham.
For more information go to http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199697151.do
Institute Awards Irish Language Scholarships
The Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham is pleased to announce the awarding of three Irish Language Scholarships for the summer of 2012. The scholarships have been awarded to Sarah Elizabeth Lahoud (FCRH’12), Michael Dahlgren (FCRH’14) and Patrick Kelly (FCLC’13).
All three students will have the opportunity to study the Irish language and culture at Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, one of the National University of Ireland Galway’s (NUIG) Irish language outreach centres in the Connemara Gaeltacht town of Carna.
The Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, Dr Christopher Maginn, congratulates the students and wishes them well in their studies in Galway, saying that they “will no doubtbe outstanding ambassadors for Fordham and for the Institute of Irish Studies”. He also thanked the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, whose generous support allows the Institute of Irish Studies to develop their Irish language courses and award Fordham students with this great opportunity.
Gaelic Society Hosts The McLean Avenue Band
COME CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY WITH GAELIC SOCIETY AND THE MCLEAN AVENUE BAND!
Tuesday March 6th
The bandmembers, some of whom hail from Ireland and some from the States, will be sharing their unique, eclectic, and vibrant style with the Fordham's community. Come hear some lively Irish songs and reels (and even a few American country songs) to get you in the festive Irish mood! Plus, enjoy performances from professional Irish dancers.
Irish Language Scholarship Now Open
Fordham’s Institute of Irish Studies, with support from the Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, are pleased to announce the Irish Language Scholarship 2012. This scholarship provides three Fordham students with theopportunity to study in the West of Ireland at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), in the summer of 2012.
Students will attend a course at Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, one of NUIG’s Irish language outreach centres in the village of Carna. It is located in the the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region), 50 miles north-west of Galway city. Carna is both an Irish-speaking community and an oasis of culture and traditionboasting a large number of renowned sean-nós singers, dancers and musicians. The course, entitled ‘Language, Culture and Traditions of Ireland’,aims to give students a comprehensive insight and understanding of the Irish language, its rich musical and cultural heritage and folk studies. It holds 6 US credits from the National University of Ireland, Galway and will include both ‘Irish Language for Beginners’ and ‘Cultural Traditions of Ireland’, which includes folklore, sean-nós singing and dancing and traditional Irish music. Full board (which includes full Irish breakfast, lunch and a 3 course dinner each day) accommodation will be arranged for the students in modern private houses with Irish-speaking families.
The Irish language Scholarship covers the cost of tuition in Árus Shorcha Ní Ghuairim (€900/approx $1230) and accommodation (€700/approx $950). The total scholarship is valued at approximately $2200 per student. The scholarship is open to all Fordham students registered at the time of application. For an applicationformand brochure please email Helen Maginn at firstname.lastname@example.org
'Celtic Revival? The Rise, Fall, and Renewal of Global Ireland' Thursday 16th February 2012, 4pm
Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library, Rose Hill Campus
Celtic Revival? explores what happens when a society loses its wealth, its faith in government, and its trust in its Church. The glorious rise of the Celtic Tiger in Ireland was thought by many to be a model for future economic growth for countries around the world; its dramatic crash in 2008 resonated equally widely. Yet despite the magnitude of the ongoing collapse, Sean Kay shows that seen in historical perspective, the crisis is part of a much larger pattern of generations of progress and change.
Professor Sean Kay A professorof politics and government at Ohio Wesleyan University, Sean Kay is also a Mershon Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio StateUniversity. He isa fellow in foreign policy at the Eisenhower Institutein Washington, D.C., and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. His previous books include NATO and the Future of European Security (R&L) and Global Security in the Twenty-first Century: The Quest for Power and the Search for Peace (R&L). He is a frequent public commentator on Irish and European issues for major news organizations. Kay and his family live in Delaware, Ohio, and when in Ireland, reside in Howth, near Dublin.
Institute Awards Irish Language Scholarships
Fordham University’s Instituteof Irish Studies has announced the winners of the 2011 Irish Language Scholarship: Lauren Hathaway (FCRH 2012) and Colin Murphy (FCRH 2011).
This scholarship, funded in conjunction with the Irish government, gives the winners the fantastic opportunity to study the Irish language and culture at the National University of Ireland, Galway in Summer 2011.
Professor Christopher Maginn, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham praised the winners and wished them well in their studies, saying that they are “outstanding students who will be fantastic ambassadors for Fordham during their time in Ireland” and also said “we are extremely thankful to the Irish Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs for their continued support, which has allowed us to award these scholarships for a third year and further develop our Irish language programme at Fordham”. The Institute of Irish Studies was encouraged by the response and interest they received from the students, resulting in the most competitive scholarship year to date.
The Irish language Scholarship is valued at over $5000 and covers the cost of tuition in Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, accommodation, and flights to and from Ireland.
Students are awarded the unique opportunity to study at the University's renowned Irish Language Centre (Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim) in Carna in Connemara, Co. Galway. Apart from being a region renown for its great physical beauty, Connemara is one of Ireland’s largest and most vibrant Gaeltachtaí (Irish speaking districts) and is endowed with a rich folk tradition. The village of Carna in the Connemara Gaeltacht offers the ideal location for learning Irish in its natural environment.
For more information on the Irish Language Scholarship please email the Institute.
Director of Irish StudiesInstitute will Speak at St. Patrick's DayBrunch
Dr Christopher Maginn, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies will speak at Fordham's Annual St. Patrick's Day Brunch. The Brunch will be held at 10 a.m. in the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd St., New York, and attendees will then march in the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade.
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall is Fordham alumna and best-selling author, Mary Higgins Clark, FCLC ’79. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. To register for the pre-brunch and parade, visit http://www.alumni.fordham.edu/calendar/detail.aspx?ID=2147 .
Contact: Nicole Moore (212) 636-6528,email@example.com
Irish Language Scholarship Open for Applications
Fordham’s Institute of Irish Studies, with support from theIrish Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, are pleased to announce the Irish Language Scholarship2011. This scholarship provides two Fordham students with the opportunity to study in the West of Ireland at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), in the summer of 2011.
Students will attend a course at Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim, one of NUIG’s Irish language outreach centres in the village of Carna. It is located in the the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region), 50 miles north-west of Galway city. Carna is both an Irish-speaking community and an oasis of culture and tradition boasting a large number of renowned sean-nós singers, dancers and musicians. The course, entitled ‘Language, Culture and Traditions of Ireland’, aims to give students a comprehensive insight and understanding of the Irish language, its rich musical and cultural heritage and folk studies. It holds 6 US credits from the National University of Ireland, Galway and will include both ‘Irish Language for Beginners’ and ‘Cultural Traditions of Ireland’, which includes folklore, sean-nós singing and dancing and traditional Irish music. Full board (which includes full Irish breakfast, lunch and a 3 course dinner each day) accommodation will be arranged for the students in modern private houses with Irish-speaking families.
The Irish language Scholarship covers the cost of tuition in Árus Shorcha Ní Ghuairim (€900/approx $1230), accommodation (€700/approx $950), and a return flight to Ireland (approx $800). The total scholarship is valued at approximately $3000 per student. The scholarship is open to all Fordham students registered at the time of application.
How to apply
Students must complete the Irish Language Scholarship Application form, available from the Institute of Irish Studies office at 310 Dealy Hall, Rose Hill Campus, or from Professor Maginn, room 913a, Lincoln Centre Campus. It can be requested electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications, however, must be completed manually and returned to the Irish Studies office as hardcopy. As wellas the application form, students must submit a Curriculum Vitae.