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July 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Laura Farrell-Wortman, UW-Madison


For this month’s featured scholar, we caught up with last year’s Krause Scholarship winner, Laura Farrell-Wortman, who recently finished her dissertation and is transitioning to a new home in sunny Arizona! more...


June 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Bridget Keown, Northeastern University


2017 Larkin Prize recipient Bridget Keown previews her research on Irish and British women who suffered psychological trauma during the First World War. more...


May 2017 Scholar Spotlight

John Crawford, University of South Carolina


2017 Krause Fellowship recipient John Crawford offers an overview of his research on the conceptualization and reimagination of space in Irish cultural and literary sites. more...


March 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Deirdre O'Boy, CUNY Lehrman


Deirdre O'Boy, faculty in the Department of English at Lehman College and specialist in contemporary Irish literature, is this month's featured ACIS member. more...


January 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Caoimhín De Barra, Drew University


Caoimhín de Barra updates us on the progress of his book project on the Irish language in contemporary Ireland, plus reflections on time spent deciphering Welsh in the archives. more...


January 2017 Scholar Spotlight

Cara Cantwell, Boston College


Cara Cantwell on what prompts love for researching Ireland, the challenges of the field, and demonstrating the relevance of Irish culture. more...
 

Free States: ACIS Midwest 2016

by Marguerite Helmers, UW Oshkosh


From September 22-24, scholars gathered in Lawrence, Kansas together to explore "free states” in Irish Studies, a theme which chair Kathryn Conrad designed “to encourage critical inquiry into freedom, identity, conflict, and place in the literature, culture, and politics of Ireland and the diaspora." more...


Sept 2016 Scholar Spotlight

Íde B. O'Carroll, Glucksman Ireland House


Íde B. O'Carroll, visiting scholar at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House, discusses her current oral history research, bilingual creative writing, and Emily Dickinson's bedroom... more...


ACIS 2016 Meeting Panel Report

by C. Breathnach, S. Buckley, and L. Kelley


We wrap up our series of conference reports with a summary from Ciara Breathnach, Laura Kelley, and Sarah-Anne Buckley of their panel on transnational motherhood, gender, and family histories. more...