Events

Monday, October 23, 2017

Panel Discussion: "Arguing with History: Memory, Monuments, and Making Sense of the Past in an Era of Fake News"

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Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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For many decades now, we have witnessed a steadily widening gap as to the ways in which the purpose and character of historical writing has been conceived and understood. For while many professional historians have been content to accept the increasing specialization of historical research and the consequent diminishment of their readership, in the broader public culture, a new and urgent sense of the relevance of historical memory and commemoration to our present sense of identity has emerged. Expressed through the proliferation of popular narratives and biographies, but also, and more troublingly, the fierce recent debates concerning monuments of the Confederate era, this implicit challenge to the professionals has now been exacerbated by a radical scepticism regarding authoritative knowledge, embodied in the cry of "fake news."

Is this cultural divide unbridgeable? Are the professionals forever to be separated from their fellow citizens? Or is it possible to find in their common concern with humanity in the past, and the self-knowledge of humanity in the present, a shared moral basis for the reconstruction of a truly shared dialogue?

These are questions to be posed and discussed by historians Ciaran Brady, Trinity College Dublin and Naughton Visiting Fellow, and Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professer emeritus, University of Virginia. Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History at Notre Dame, will moderate.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Life Lunch: "Confronting Brave New World"

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Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall

Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Anthony Monta (associate director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies) and the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Monta will present on his area of expertise in literature and how it connects to the pro-life mission of the Catholic Church and the University.…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Aileen Dillane on "Singing Protest in a Globalized World: Dublin's Damien Dempsey, A Case Study"

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Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Ethnomusicologist, music professor, and musician Aileen Dillane will speak on two of the "protest songs" of Dublin singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey—songs that critique neoliberal capitalism prior to and in the wake of the fall of Ireland’s ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy in 2008.  

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

President's Address to the Faculty

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Location: 155 DeBartolo Hall

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. will deliver his annual President’s Address to the Faculty at the November 7 Faculty Senate meeting. Please RSVP here by Friday, November 3.

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Lecture: "Jeremiah Curtin’s Connemara Storytellers, 1892-93"

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Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Angela Bourke

Angela Bourke is Professor of Irish-Language Studies and Head of Modern Irish emerita at University College Dublin. She will speak on "Jeremiah Curtin’s Connemara Storytellers, 1892-93."

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