Folklore, History, and Memory: Ireland and Beyond

June 11, 2014
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
TBA
Guy Beiner

A Workshop Featuring Guy Beiner

Guy Beiner (PhD, National University of Ireland) is Lecturer in Modern History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. His prizewinning first book, Remembering 'The Year of the French': Irish Folk History and Social Memory (Wisconsin, 2007) has been called "the most important monograph on Irish history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to be published in recent years" (Matthew Kelly, English Historical Review). His current book project is provisionally entitled Ambiguous Memories: Forgetting and Remembering "The Turnout" in Ulster.

Conversation with Guy Beiner

Thursday, February 18th, 3:30-5:30 PM

Symposium

Friday, February 19, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Keynote speaker Guy Beiner. Other presenters include Ray Cashman and the students from his course Comparative Studies 677.02, "Folklore, History, and Memory."

All students, faculty, and interested others are welcome to attend the symposium. The Thursday conversation is restricted to students (any level, any department). Graduate students in English may sign up for the two-day event in order to fulfill the department's Graduate Workshop requirement. To receive the readings for the Thursday discussion or for further information, contact Professor Ray Cashman.

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