Julie Morrissy (Maynooth University) will deliver the 2023 Hibernian Lecture, “Revolutionary Traces: Radical Women, Commemoration, and Public Space.”
An Irish poet, academic, critic, and activist, Morrissy was the 2021–22 National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute. As the first Poet-in-Residence at the National Library of Ireland, she created the podcast series Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution and a poetry pamphlet of the same title. Her lecture will draw on research and poetry from her residency to explore the marginalization of women in Irish history and representations of women in Irish life, past and present.
The 2023 Hibernian Lecture is cosponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. This event is free and open to the public.
In 1978, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians undertook a campaign to establish an endowment at the University of Notre Dame for illuminating the Irish heritage in America. Thanks to their support, since then the Cushwa Center has administered a variety of programs—including the Hibernian Research Award—supporting the study of the Irish experience in Ireland and America. Each year, the center invites a distinguished scholar or author to deliver the Hibernian Lecture at Notre Dame on some aspect of the Irish experience.