Tag Archives: Center for Irish Programs

Book reviews

Several members of the Boston College community have written book reviews recently. Mike Cronin, academic director of BC-Ireland, reviewed Paul Rouse’s Sport and Ireland: A History for the Irish Times. Father Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, associate professor of theology, reviewed … Continue reading

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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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Dubliners Bookshelf

Department of English doctoral student Andrew Kuhn has edited Dubliners Bookshelf, a digital exploration into the books of James Joyce’s Dubliners.  The website collects and organizes texts cited in Joyce’s short story collection, including Walter Scott’s The Abbot, Lord Byron’s Poems, and the Maynooth … Continue reading

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Journalism—The First Draft of History?

John Horgan, the Burns Library Visiting Scholar, will give a public lecture Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. on “Journalism—The First Draft of History?” Typically treated by historians as a secondary source—and not necessarily a reliable one—journalism is now being studied … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism & Ulster literature

Boston College Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Terence Brown will present “Amazing Grace: Evangelicalism & Ulster Literature” on Apr. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Brown will talk about some significant conversion narratives, such as … Continue reading

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What the letters reveal

The Center for Irish Programs at Boston College will host a book event for His Grace is Displeased, Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid. One of the book’s editors, Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh, will speak at the event, which will held … Continue reading

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Doesn’t time fly?

Doesn’t Time Fly?, charts the history of Aer Lingus, the Irish state airline, on its 75th anniversary. Written by BC-Ireland Academic Director Mike Cronin, the book draws heavily on the company’s extensive archive of photographs, posters and advertisements, as well … Continue reading

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