Institute Events

Fall 2018 Irish Studies Lectures

Friday 7:30PM-8:30PM (Room opens at 7:15PM)

CUNY Graduate Center—Room 9207


September 28, 2018

Fionn and the Storytellers: The Fenian Cycle in Gaelic Folklore

ProfNatasha SumnerHarvard University

Natasha Sumner is Assistant Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard. She teaches courses on Irish and Scottish Gaelic language, post-medieval literature, and folklore. She is currently working on a book about the Gaelic narrative tradition about the hero Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Talk: This talk explores the corpus of folklore about Fionn and his warrior band, the Fianna. The corpus encompasses over three thousand recorded items that span the width and breadth of the Gaelic-speaking world, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the Irish and Scottish Gaelic diasporas. What types of material are included, when and how was it collected, and what are the pertinent issues regarding cataloging and accessibility?


October 19, 2018

Teaching, learning, and researching Early Modern Irish (c. 1200-1650) in a digital age

Prof. Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut


November 16, 2018

Irish-American Book Club—Book of the semester: 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn (2014) – Discussion lead by Prof. Janet Butler Munch


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