Lehman Gaeilge Symposium 2016
Irish Language Literature and the History of Ireland
All are welcome to attend activities related to the symposium at Lehman College February 19-20, 2016. A full list of events and papers is located at http://www.lehmangaeilge.org/ . Register at the reduced rate of $20 before February 15th. Lunch Friday and Saturday is included. Symposium keynote speakers from Ireland include historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh who has authored books and films on the Easter Rising of 1916 and author Fionnuala Uí Fhlannagáin who has written two books about the history of the Irish in America. Poet Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh from NUI-Galway will do a pre-conference bilingual reading Thursday evening at the CUNY Graduate Center from her most recent book. Friday’s events will be in English at Lehman College, CUNY. Saturday’s events will be in Irish at Lehman College as well. Dinner at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant Friday evening is an additional $30. Séamus Blake and Eileen Zurell will be honored for their years of service to Irish Studies at the dinner. The symposium is made possible by a grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish National Lottery supported by the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Commission).