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A History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words


Friday, October 1, 2021, 21:30 - 23:00   |  
21:30-23:00 Irish Time / 16.30-18:00 US Time





Join RIA authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words for a virtual event organised by Princeton University, NJ.

Authors Máire ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot present on 'A History of Ireland in 100 (and More) Words', with an introduction by Professor Paul Muldoon, as part of the 2021-22 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series at Princeton University, NJ, USA.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register and join the lecture via Zoom Webinar. The event will take place on Friday, 1 October, at 21.30 Irish time or 16.30 Eastern time (US and Canada). Please note that a recording will not be available to share with the public following the event.

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor of Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge. She has written extensively on medieval Irish literature and history and on Ireland’s place in the wider world. Her books include Brian Boru: Ireland’s Greatest King?, as well as a co-authored volume on Norse-Irish relationships, Norse Gaelic Contacts in a Viking World.

Sharon Arbuthnot is a Senior Researcher at Queen’s University Belfast and an expert on lexicography and medieval glossaries. She has published widely on medieval Irish language and literature and her research includes an edition of ‘The Fitness of Names’ (Cóir Anmann) relating the stories of how many early Irish heroes got their names.

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Sharon Arbuthnot are co-author, with Gregory Toner, of A history of Ireland in 100 words, published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2019. Copies of the book are still available and can be purchased here.

The event includes live closed captions in English. Patrons can join the Webinar and connect directly to the captioned event through StreamText. Reference these instructions for using StreamText (PDF) If you are in need of other access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at +1 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.

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