The Hibernian Lecture
Thanks to the generosity of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, since 1978 the Cushwa Center has administered a variety of programs supporting the study of the Irish experience in Ireland and America. Each year, the center invites a distinguished scholar to deliver the Hibernian Lecture at the University of Notre Dame on some aspect of the Irish experience.
Past Hibernian Lecturers include:
Ian McBride, University of Oxford
"The Struggle for Ireland's Soul: Catholics under the Penal Laws"
Thomas P. Lynch, author and poet
"Shoulder and Shovelwork: Dead Poets and Eschatologies"
Gillian O'Brien, Liverpool John Moores University
"Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago"
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, University of Limerick
"Chief O'Neill's Music of Ireland"
James R. Barrett, University of Illinois
"The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City"
Kevin Whelan, University of Notre Dame
"Notre Dame: The Irish Connections"
Robert Schmuhl, University of Notre Dame
“All Changed, Changed Utterly: Easter 1916 and America”
Maurice Bric, University College, Dublin
“‘Squaring Circles’: Daniel O’Connell and Public Protest, 1823-1843”
Edward T. O'Donnell, College of the Holy Cross
"'Irish Blood, Brain, and Brawn': The Campaign to Highlight the Irish Contribution to American History, 1880-1920"
J.J. Lee, New York University
"Michael Davitt, the Catholic Church and Irish America"
Ellen Skerrett, Historian
"Creating Sacred Space and Reclaiming Irish Music and Art in Chicago"
Mick Moloney, New York University
“Irish Music on the Ameriacn Stage: From Daddy Rice to John McCormack”
Patrick Griffin, Ohio University
“How the Scots Irish Became White: An Irish and American Tale”
Kevin Kenny, Boston College
“New Perspectives on the American Irish”
Gary Giddins, Author
“Bing Crosby’s Identities”
William H.A. Williams, Union Institute
‘Twas Only an Irishman’s Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920”
Kerby Miller, University of Missouri, Columbia
“’Scotch-Irish’ Myths and ‘Irish’ Identities in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America”
Timothy Meagher, Catholic University of America
“Primitive Men, Tough Women and Defenders of the Old Order: Representations of Italian and Irish Americans in Twentieth Century American Popular Culture”
James Connolly, Ball State University
“The Politics of Ethnic Conflict: James Michael Curley and the Boston Irish”
Jim Smyth, University of Notre Dame
“1798-1998: Remembering and Commemorating The Great Irish Rebellion”
Blanche Touhill, University of Missouri--St. Louis
“Famine, A Mark of the Past and a Change Agent for the Future”
Seamus Deane, University of Notre Dame
“The Field Day Anthology”
David Emmons, University of Montana
“Faction Fights: Another Look At the Irish In the American West.”
James P. Walsh, San Jose State University
“Why the California Irish Seem So Different: History’s Perspective”
Margaret MacCurtain, Boston College
“The Waning of Patriarchy: Ireland in the 1990s”
Randy Roberts, Purdue University
“On the Field of Struggle:The Irish-American Sporting Experience”
Gearoid O Tuathaigh, University College, Galway
“Anglo-Irish Relations: Models and Metaphors”
Dennis Clark, Historian
“Paddy’s payback: The American Impact on Ireland”
Patrick Duffy, Labour M.P. for Sheffield and President of the North Atlantic Assembly
“Is Peace Possible in Northern Ireland?”
James Donnelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Traditional popular Religion and its Decline in Ireland, 1700-1850”
Timothy Meagher, National Endowment for the Humanities
“Looking Through the Lace Curtain: The Irish-American Search for Identity and Role at the Turn of the Century”
James Carroll, Author
“Through the Green Fog: What Irish-Americans See When the Look Back at Ireland”
Peter Gunning, Consul General of Ireland
“Ireland Since the 1960s”
William V. Shannon, Boston University
“Ireland and the American Irish: Two Views of Irish Nationalism”
Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
“Poverty and the Irish Economy Before Famine”
Lawrence McCaffery, Loyola University of Chicago
“Fictional Images of Irish-America”
Anthony Malcomson, Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
“Research Opportunities and Manuscript Collections in England and Ireland”
David Montgomery, Yale University
“The Irish Influence in the American Labor Movement”
James P. Walsh, San Jose State University
“Moving Up: the Irish in American Political Life”
Patrick Blessing, Tulsa University
“The Irish in the United States: A Culture within a Culture”