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Feb. 20, 2001

 

Irish Studies Sponsors Speaker Series

Whether it's learning about the only Irish immigrant to become a Confederate general during the American Civil War, unraveling a 17th-century Irish bardic poem, analyzing labor and race relations in America or listening to poetry by contemporary writers, the spring 2001 Irish Studies Speakers Series offers an eclectic array of topics for anyone interested in history, literature and sociology.

The series is sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies at The Catholic University of America. The center holds a unique place in Washington, D.C., academe as the only one of its kind in the city. It boasts an Irish language class that has been taught since the late 1890s – a record among American universities with Irish Studies programs, according to Timothy Meagher, university archivist and director of the Center for Irish Studies. The center also maintains a relationship with the Embassy of Ireland, allowing its students access to the embassy and many of its distinguished visitors. This year, the speakers series included an invitation-only talk at the embassy by author Charles Fanning, professor at Southern Illinois University.

Upcoming lecturers and their topics include:

For more information, call 202-319-5065 or e-mail Professor Meagher at Meagher@cua.edu.

 

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