Book launch and lecture: The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe’s Modern Past

HealyDal LagoBookLaunch28January2015A double cause for celebration at NUI Galway in the coming weeks. First, we are delighted to welcome Professor Susanne Lachenicht from the University of Bayreuth to deliver a paper to our weekly History seminar at 16.00 on 28 January 2015, in Room G010 G011, Hardiman Building. The title of her paper will be ‘Negotiating Asylum in Europe and the Atlantic World in the 17th and 18th Centuries’. And that talk will be followed by the launch of a new book, The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe’s Modern Past (Palgrave Macmillan), edited by our colleagues Róisín Healy and Enrico Dal Lago. All are welcome!

[UPDATE: Please note the change in room number – the launch will take place in Room G010 rather than G011 as first advertised.]

The Iroquois who converted a Jesuit- Next week’s seminar

Greer PosterNext week (26 March) we are delighted to welcome Professor Allen Greer, Canada Research Chair in Colonial North America at McGill University in Canada, to the weekly history seminar here at NUI Galway. Professor Greer’s research interests centre on the history of early Canada in the context of colonial North America and the Early Modern Atlantic World.  He is the author of multiple books and articles, a number of which have won national and international awards.  Among these publications are La Nouvelle-France et le Monde (2009), The People of New France (1997), The Patriots and the People (1993) and Peasant, Lord and Merchant (1985).  An expert in Jesuit mission history and cultural relations, he is also the editor of The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America (2000), and the author of Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits (2005).

His talk next week will be on ‘Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-80): the Iroquois who converted a Jesuit’. We look forward to seeing you there.

Speaker: Professor Allen Greer (McGill University)
Title: ’Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-80): the Iroquois who converted a Jesuit’
Time & Date: 16.00, 26 March 2014
Venue: Room G010, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building, NUI Galway

All are welcome!

Enlightenment Craving For Information- This Week’s Seminar

776px-Oer-Weimarer_MusenhofThis week (19 March) we are delighted to have a paper from one of the newest additions to the history community here at NUI Galway: Ida Pugliese, a Marie Curie Fellow and graduate of the universities of Milan, Strathclyde, and the European University Institute, Florence. Her talk will be on ‘Enlightenment craving for information: the use of questionnaires for information exchange during the 18th century’. We look forward to seeing you there.

Speaker: Dr Ida Pugliese (NUI Galway)
Title: ‘Enlightenment craving for information: the use of questionnaires for information exchange during the 18th century’
Time & Date: 16.00, 19 March 2014
Venue: Room G010, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building, NUI Galway

All are welcome!

[Image: Anicet-Charles-Gabriel Lemonnier, ‘Lecture de la tragédie de l’orphelin de la Chine de Voltaire dans le salon de madame Geoffrin’, source: Wikimedia Commons.]

The Siege of Dublin, 1534 – This Week’s Seminar

p27_CHAPTER 4-520x324This week (12 March) we are delighted to have our own Head of School, Steven Ellis, deliver a paper to our seminar on ‘The Siege of Dublin, 1534’. We will look forward to seeing you all there.

Speaker: Professor Steven Ellis (NUI Galway)
Title: ‘The siege of Dublin, 1534′
Time & Date: 16.00, 12 March 2014
Venue: Room G010, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building, NUI Galway

All are welcome!

[Image: Sixteenth-century woodcut of Silken Thomas’s (Thomas FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare) attack on Dublin Castle, Wikimedia Commons.]

‘Bearing all kinds of witness to war’ – This week’s seminar

800px-The_Burning_of_Cork_(9713428703)This week (26 February) we are delighted to welcome Anne Dolan from Trinity College Dublin to our seminar. Her subject is ‘”Bearing all kinds of witness to war”: violence in revolutionary Ireland, 1919-21’. We will look forward to seeing you all there.

Speaker: Dr Anne Dolan (TCD)
Title: ‘”Bearing all kinds of witness to war”: violence in revolutionary Ireland, 1919-21’
Time & Date: 16.00, 26 February 2014
Venue: Room G010, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building, NUI Galway

All are welcome!

[Image: the burning of Cork, December 1920, taken by W. D. Hogan. Source:the National Library of Ireland on Flickr Commons.]

‘Purging nations with blood’ – Next week’s seminar

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The NUI Galway History Seminar meets every Wednesday at 16.00 in Room G010 in the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building (adjacent to the library). Next week (19 February) we are delighted to have a seminar from our own Enrico Dal Lago, who will speak about ‘”Purging Nations with Blood”: John Brown, Pisacane, and 19th-century guerrilla warfare’. The seminar will be followed by the launch of his new book, William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy and Radical Reform (LSU Press, 2013).

Speaker: Dr Enrico Dal Lago
Title: ‘”Purging nations with blood”: John Brown, Pisacane, and 19th-century guerrilla warfare’
Time & Date: 16.00, 19 February 2014
Venue: Room G010, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building, NUI Galway

All are welcome!