Tara McCarthy will deliver the 2019 Hibernian Lecture, "A Century of Suffrage: Catholic Activism, Class Consciousness, and the Contributions of Irish American Women," on Friday, September 20, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the Morris Inn Ballroom at the University of Notre Dame.
McCarthy is associate professor of history at Central Michigan University and author of Respectability and Reform: Irish American Women's Activism, 1880–1920 (Syracuse University Press, 2018).
The 2019 Hibernian Lecture is co-sponsored by the Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at Notre Dame.
In 1978, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians undertook a campaign to establish an endowment at Notre Dame for illuminating Irish-American history. Thanks to this support, the Cushwa Center since then has administered a variety of programs promoting the study of the Irish experience in Ireland and America, including the annual Hibernian Lecture.