An Inter-University Forum for Irish and Irish-Australian Studies
Tuesdays, 6 pm to 7.30 pm @ THE ORATORY, NEWMAN COLLEGE
These are free public seminars. For further details please contact one of the convenors: Philip Bull (LaTrobe University); Frances Devlin-Glass (Deakin University); Dianne Hall (Victoria University); Elizabeth Malcolm (University of Melbourne)
Semester 1 2019
Tuesday 12th February
Prof. Regina Uí Chollatáin School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, University College Dublin
Revival and Irish language media: The Australian Connection
‘The sentiment “Ireland a nation” finds an echo in the hearts of the “sea-divided Gael”… The revival of the Gaelic language is one of the most hopeful signs of the times’.
This is one of the prominent references to the Irish language Revival in The Advocate (Melbourne) on March 16th 1907. It is the first mention of the Irish Revival in an editorial and one of many gleanings from the Advocate newspaper on the Gaelic Revival connections in Australia. This talk will review this newspaper content in the context of the background to Irish language media and the Gaelic Revival in a national and international context.
Thursday 8 November, 2018
5.30pm – 7:00pm (Please note this event is on a Thursday), The Oratory, Newman College, Swanston Street
Archbishop Goold and the Invention of Melbourne
Paola Colleoni (University of Melbourne) will talk about St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Huw Sandaver (Mannix Library) on Visualising Goold’s Library; and Prof. Jaynie Anderson (University of Melbourne) Goold’s Passion for Late Baroque Painting.
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Tuesday 18 September, 2018
The D’Altons of Dublin: An Irish Regency Romance
Dr Craig D’Alton
Tuesday 21 November, 2017
Irish Divorce and James Joyce’s Ulysses
Peter Kuch (Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Tuesday 19 September, 2017
How do you feel about that?: Talking with the Provos about emotion
Dr Debra Smith (Research Fellow, Victoria University, Melbourne)
Tuesday 1 August, 2017
The Witness and the Archive: Digitising Memories of Childhood Abuse in Ireland
Emilie Pine (Associate Professor in Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin)
Tuesday 25 July, 2017
Pathways to Permanence: Irish Working Holidaymakers in Australia
Fidelma Breen (University of Adelaide)
Wednesday 21 June, 2017 (**note irregular day)
Killurin to Kalgoorlie: the making of Hugh Mahon
Jeff Kildea (Adjunct Professor in Irish Studies, University of NSW)
This paper will be accompanied by the launch of Jeff Kildea’s new book on Mahon.