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Welcome 2015-2016

Current Events:

Fundraising Dinner

Friday, February 19, 2016

The CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies and the Irish Language Program at Lehman College, CUNY, will host a fundraiser dinner 6:00 p.m. - 9:30pm at Rory Dolan's Restaurant, 890 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY. Honorees: Séamus Blake and Eileen Zurell. Music by John Redmond. Tickets $30 per person for dinner & soda/tea/coffee. Cash bar. Fundraiser to benefit speakers series, curriculum development, and student scholarships. For reservations, contact irish.studies@lehman.cuny.edu or phone 718-960-6776.

Dinner Information

Siompóisiam/Symposium 2016

Litríocht na Gaeilge agus Stair na hÉireann ~ Irish Language Literature and the History of Ireland

Generously funded by a grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish National Lottery supported by the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Commission). Additional funding provided by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, the Department of Languages & Literatures, and the Friends of LehmanGaeilge.

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Treoracha/Directions

An Clár/The Program

18-20 Feabhra 2016/Febuary 18-20, 2016:

February 18:

Room 9207. CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Thursday
7:00-9:00pm: Chair: Hilary Mhic Suibhne, New York University
+ Reading, Discussion and Social Gathering
Special Guest: Dr. Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh National University of Ireland, Galway, author of Tost agus Allagar (2016). (Bilingual reading & discussion).

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Lehman College-CUNY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY

Friday
11:00-12:00
Workshop (Room MUS-313) Chair: Martin Burke, Lehman College/CUNY Graduate Center

+ Writing Workshop - Historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh, Exploring hidden history with the Irish Language (Workshop lead in English)

Friday
12:00-1:00
Lunch (Room MUS-313)

1:00-2:30 (Papers read in English) (MUS-306) Chair: Deirdre O'Boy, Lehman College, CUNY

+ John Gillen, Hostos Community College, CUNY, The symbolism of the later Iron Age ceremonial short sword as embodied in the early poem, ‘Luin oc elaib’
+ Diane Auslander, Lehman College, CUNY, Lóegaire (5th century?) to Brian Boru (941-1014): Kings, the Church, and the Ideal of Unity in the Late Seventh to Early Eighth-Century Vernacular Law Texts from the Senchas Már
+ John Faubion, Lehman College, CUNY, The Triads of Ireland

3:00-4:30 (Papers read in English) (MUS-306) Chair: Janet Butler Munch, Lehman College, CUNY

+ Cóilín Owens, George Mason University, “Eoghainín na nÉan,” Tuberculosis, and Metempsychosis
+ Dennis Murphy, H.S. for American Studies, Lehman College, Last moments of the 1916 signatories: idealism upheld or shattered?

6:00 Dinner at Rory Dolan's Restaurant, Yonkers, NY. Honorees Eileen Zurell and Séamus Blake. $30 tickets. Cash bar. Music by John Redmond. [This will be a bilingual event.]

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Lehman College-CUNY, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY

Saturday

9:00-10:30 (Papers read in Irish) (MUS-313)

+ Kate Foster, York College, CUNY, Stair na hÉireann i leabhar pháistí i nGaeilge
+ Tomás Ó h-Íde, Lehman College, CUNY, Ó Thrá Anoir le Dónal Ó Flannagáin agus Stair na hÁrann
+ Conn Mac Aogáin, CUNY Graduate Center, L’Attaque le hEoghan Ó Tuairisc – Téacs sa Chomhthéacs Réabhlóideach Idirnáisiúnta

11:00-12:15 (Papers read in Irish) (MUS-313) Chair: Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew, University of Pennsylvania

+ Andrew Carey, A.D. 2016: Ficsean Eolaíochta Gaelach agus Macalla Stair na hÉireann
+ Niamh Nic Ruairí, University of Connecticut, Pádraig Mac Piarais – Guth agus Glór na Gaeilge
+ Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, National University of Ireland. Galway, Oidhreacht 1916 i bhfilíocht Mháire Mhac an tSaoi

12:30-2:00pm
Lunch (S.E.T.) Chair: Daithí Mac Lochlainn, Club Leabhar Nua Eabhrac
Special Guest: Author Fionnuala Uí Fhlannagáin, Saothraithe Gaeilge i Meiriceá ó lár go dtí deireadh an naoú haois déag . (Presenter will speak in Irish.)

2:00-3:00 (Papers read in Irish) (S.E.T.) Chair: Antaine Ó Dubhthaigh, Drew University/New York University

+ Brian Ó Broin, William Paterson University, Cath Fontenoy agus Athinsint Liam Mac Cóil Air
+ John Woods, University of Notre Dame, Staidéar ar ghearrscéalaíocht luath Mháirtín Uí Chadhain mar litríocht engagé tríd an Léann Útóipeach

3:30-4:30pm
Keynote (S.E.T.) Chair: Joe Lee, New York University
Speaker: Historian Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh, “Ní amháin Gaelach ach saor”: teanga, polaitíocht agus 1916.

Lóistín/Lodging

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Additional Spring 2016 Events to be announced shortly!

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Save the date:  February 27, 2016 10AM-8PM, Studio Theatre, Lehman College 

Film Retrospective commemorating the Easter 1916 Rising and its aftermath. 

Generous funding from The Consulate General of Ireland, and their New York Office

Co-sponsored by: The Department of English, Lehman College; The Department of Languages and Literatures, Lehman College;   The Lehman College City and the Humanities Program; Lehman Stages; The Queens College Irish Studies Program.

Special thanks to Conn Mac Aogain for curating.

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Prior Events:

Update!!!

Today's event (Thursday, November 19, 2015), "The Long Wet Grass" by Seamus Scanlon is cancelled (there was a flood in the theatre!).  We will post rescheduled details as soon as possible!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College, Studio Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West

Bronx, NY 10468

Charles Hale

A discussion with writer, videographer and New York City urban historian, Charles Hale, of a series of videos that highlight the role of women in the labor movement, immigration and music.

This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College, Studio Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West

Bronx, NY 10468

Seamus Scanlon's The Long Wet Grass: From Flash Fiction to Award Wining Stage Play.

Readings by Seamus and guests, videos, professional staged production of The Long Wet Grass by The Cell Theater Company followed by talk-back session moderated by Dr. Danielle Zach of City College's Center for Work Education.

This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.

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Lehman Gaeilge Symposium 2016

Litríocht na Gaeilge agus Stair na hÉireann/Irish Language Literature and the History of Ireland

Nua-Eabhrac/New York, 19-20 Feabhra/February 2016

Symposium

The Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures invites you to participate in a symposium entitled “Irish Language Literature and Irish History” which will take place on the campus of CUNY Lehman College 19-20 February 2016. Our plan is to bring together researchers and students of Irish language literature interested in Irish history. Those interested in participating should send a proposal, in the form of an electronic attachment, to comhdhail@lehmangaeilge.org . We will consider proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panels made up of three people and focusing on a common topic. The length of the proposal should not exceed approximately 250 words and should include the name of the participant, his or her academic affiliation, contact information, and the title of the paper. Also indicate if any equipment (screens, projectors, etc.) will be necessary for your presentation. The length of each presentation should not exceed 20 minutes. Papers may be presented in Irish or in English. Please indicate the language of your choice and write the proposal in that language. At least half of the accepted papers will be in Irish as will the keynote. No translation services will be provided at the conference. Papers will not be read in absentia. The deadline for sending proposals is 1 December 2015, and all submissions will be acknowledged. Notices of acceptance from the organizing committee will go out by 1 January 2016. Once a proposal is accepted, participants should pay a registration fee of $50. Registration fee includes one continental breakfast and two lunches as well as tea/coffee breaks. At the time of registration, participants will be able to indicate if they would like to optionally have dinner together Friday evening at a local Irish restaurant. Our Web page will have information about lodging, transportation, etc.

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Prior Events:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College, Studio Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West

Bronx, NY 10468

The Niall Connolly Group

This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Free Hour, 12:15-1:40 p.m.

Rosenthal Library, 5th Floor

Queens College, CUNY

Dr. Melanie Brown

"Dublin Jewish Spaces, Faces and Places"

An Illustrated History of the Jewish Community of Dublin from the Time of Cromwell to the Present Day

Co-Sponsored with the Jewish Studies Program

Dr. Melanie Brown co-ordinates the ongoing Dublin Oral History Project, a voluntary undertaking whose remit is to chart the lived experience of Dublin’s Jewish community in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, of which she is a part. The Dublin Jewish Oral History Project was conceived by the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland in 2010, as a response to the imperative to capture life stories of members of the aging and rapidly diminishing Jewish community of Dublin. Dr. Brown was invited to coordinate this project on a voluntary basis in 2011, with over forty interviews conducted since, mainly in Dublin but also in the UK, the USA, Canada and Israel. Among the themes which have emerged are Jewish communal, religious and secular life in Dublin; education; emigration; philo-Semitism and anti-Semitism in Ireland.
Dr. Brown was formerly the Composer-in-Residence with the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, and is currently a Local Centre Examiner at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Her principal research interests include Irish Jewish culture and identity, and both oral and documented Jewish history in Ireland from 1660 to the present, topics upon which she frequently presents and publishes to an international audience.

** Free lunch is provided **

RSVP:
Irish Studies at Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367
718-997-5393
sarah.covington@qc.cuny.edu
http://www.qcirishstudies.org

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

7:00PM-9:00 PM

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, room 8301

Irish-American Book Club, moderated by Professor Janet Butler-Munch

Professor Janet Bulter-Munch will lead a discussion of Mary Costello's Academy Street.

This event is free and open to the public. Rsvp:  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu or call (718) 960-6722

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:00-9:00 pm

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, room 9206

Irish-American Book Club, moderated by Professor Janet Butler-Munch

Ray O'Hanlon, author of The New Irish Americans will join us,
offering insights on Irish immigration trends and the relation-
ship between today’s Irish and American-born “Irish.”

A native of Dublin, Ireland, O’Hanlon is Editor of the Irish Echo,
the oldest and most widely-ready Irish-American newspaper
in the U.S.A.

*RSVP: deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu or call (718) 960-6722.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:30-2:00 pm
Lehman College

Music Building

Room 330 (Hearth Room)

The percussion Ensembles of Lehman College and the Royal Irish Academy of Music will give a free concert. The program will feature Lehman graduate student Sayumi Shimada, performing Daniel McCarthy's Marimba Concerto; RIAM student Joe Whelan performing Apparitions by Ian Wilson for electronic vibraphone and percussion ensemble. The ensembles will perform other works by David Hall and Lou Harrison. Rounding out the program will be Invisible Men, a silent film from 1906 with a modern original percussion score by Nigel Westlake.

This performance is the 17th annual collaboration between CUNY and RIAM!

Contact Information:
Name: Music Department
Phone: 718-960-8247
Email: music@lehman.cuny.edu

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
11:00AM- 1:30 PM
Lehman College, Room TBA
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile will speak on the topic of "Sean-nós song in Pennsylvania, 1884-1935: the Rev. Daniel J. Murphy Collection" in a free lecture open to the public. The talk will be given in English.

Deirdre Ní Chonghaile (MA Oxon, PhD) is a musician, writer and broadcaster from the Aran Islands, Co. Galway. She is the co-ordinator of the on-going community-based project Amhráin Árann - Aran Songs . She is writing a book about music-collecting in Ireland. Her research interests include the cultural history of the West of Ireland, in particular Irish traditional music, and the transnational dimension of that culture.

These lectures are part of the Spring 2015 Speaker Series of the Irish Language Program of the Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College, CUNY.

Funding for this series has been generously provided by Ireland’s National Lottery, the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, and the Friends of Lehman Gaeilge. Visit www.lehmangaeilge.org for further details.

Monday, April 20, 2015
7:00pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY
Room 3309

Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile from the Aran Islands, Co. Galway, will speak at the CUNY Graduate Center on the following topic, "Amhráin in Pennsylvania, 1884-1935: Bailiúcháin an Athar Domhnall Ó Morchadha." The lecture will be given in the Irish language and there will be no translation services available. This is a free event. Please RSVP to irish.studies@lehman.cuny.edu. Photo ID required for entry into the CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Monday, February 9, 2015

7:00-9:00 pm

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, room 3309

Prof. Ríonach Uí Ógáin from University College Dublin, will speak on the following topic, "Cró na Snáthaide: léargas ar thaighde agus ar chartlann Bhéaloideas Éireann." The lecture will be given in the Irish language and there will be no translation services available. This is a free event. Funding genorously provided by Ireland's National Lottery/An Crannchur Náusiúnta, The CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, and Friends of Lehman Gaeilge.

Please RSVP to tomas@lehmangaeilge.org . Photo ID required for entry into the CUNY Graduate Center at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

11am- 1:00 pm

Lehman College, Music 313

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Prof. Ríonach Uí Ógáin from University College Dublin, will speak in English at Lehman College, CUNY, (Room TBA) on the following topic, "The Eye of the Needle – an overview of recent research and the archival process in Irish folkloristics." This is a free event. Funding genorously provided by Ireland's National Lottery/An Crannchur Náusiúnta, The CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, and Friends of Lehman Gaeilge.

Please RSVP to tomas@lehmangaeilge.org . Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

11am- 1:00 pm

Lehman College, Studio Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Join the wonderfully talented musician Niall Connolly for some traditional Irish and original urban folk music. This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by The City and Humanites Program at Lehman College.  Please call 718-960-6722, or email deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu if you have any questions about the event.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:00-9:00 PM

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9207

Irish-American Book Club.  Professor Janet Butler Munch will lead a discussion and conversation with Maura Mulligan, author of The Call of the Lark. 

Reviewers are saying:  “A beautifully drawn and evocative memoir full of rich detail. Call of the Lark perfectly captures the unique atmosphere of rural Mayo. A wonderful read, and a great historical resource.” – Kate Kerrigan, author of ELLIS ISLAND  

"CALL OF THE LARK gives the reader that rare gift that only truly imaginative writing can bestow: the sense of having stepped live into another world.  A remarkable memoir.” –Kathleen Hill, author of WHO OCCUPIES THIS HOUSE and STILL WATERS IN NIGER.

“Maura Mulligan opens a dusty window on a number of worlds.  In clear, luminous prose she tells a dry-eyed story of redemption that lifts both the heart and soul.  An essential, revealing chapter in the Irish-American story.”– Larry Kirwan, author of GREEN SUEDE SHOES and ROCKIN’ THE BRONX

This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  718-960-6722,  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

2:00-4:00 PM

Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-290

Literary reading by Rita Ann Higgins, whose poetry is translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Dutch, French and Swedish, to name a few.

Rita Ann Higgins was born in 1955 in Galway, Ireland. She divides her time between Galway and Spiddal. She was Galway County's Writer-in-Residence in 1987, Writer in Residence at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 1994-95, Writer in Residence for Offaly County Council in 1998-99. She was Green Honors Professor at Texas Christian University, in October 2000.

Other awards include a Peadar O'Donnell Award in 1989, several Arts Council bursaries ‘Sunny Side Plucked’ was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She was made an honorary fellow at Hong Kong Baptist University Nov 2006.

This event is Co-sponsored by the Baruch College English Department, Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. 

For further information and to RSVP, contact Mary McGlynn, 646-312-3961, Mary_McGlynn@baruch.cuny.edu.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Studio Theatre

Charles Hale – Urban Historian, co-founder of Artists Without Walls.

Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.  This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

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1st  Irish Theatre Festival

The Seventh annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival runs from September 2 - October 5.  Once again, George Heslin and his crew at Origin Theatre Company are bringing terrific new Irish theatre to a New York audience.  Visit their site for full program information:  http://1stirish.org/shows-from-2014

We are delighted that CUNY's own, Seamus Scanlon, Associate Professor, is featured in the program!  CUNY II-AS has a discount code for Scanlon's "The McGowan Trilogy".   Enter IIAS at checkout.  

THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY tells of Irish revolutionary Victor McGowan; cold blooded, warm-hearted and conflicted. In DANCING AT LUNACY, McGowan ignores court martial protocol.  In THE LONG WET GRASS, McGowan is forced to choose between his commitment to the cause and a woman who was his childhood companion. In BOYS SWAM BEFORE ME, McGowan faces painful revelations from his past.

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Past Events:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Studio Theatre

The Niall Connolly Group

Join us for Niall Connolly’s vibrant urban folk music and commentary.

Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.  This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  718-960-6722,  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

12:00-2:00 PM

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Carman Hall room B08

Maurice Fitzpatrick of the University of Cologne will be at Lehman College (Bronx) to deliver a lecture and screening of his documentary, Athchuairt ar Translations (Translations Revisited), that will explore how the playwright Brian Friel and 'Translations' main actor Stephen Rea attempted to use drama as a way to overcome the violent conflict in the North. As Rea put it in the documentary: 'What was crazy and courageous was that in the middle of all the appalling suffering of the Troubles we threw on a play and offered language as a way out'.

This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  718-960-6722,  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

Rise Up Singing - Thursday, May 1

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies and the Lehman College City and Humanities Program

Thursday, May 1, 2014

7:00-9:30, Lehman College, Studio Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West, Bronx, NY 10468

This event is free and open to the public

AWOW

A Reading and Conversation with Northern Irish Novelist, Glenn Patterson

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies and The Harman Program

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2:00-4:00 PM, Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-290

55 Lexington Avenue, New York, 10010

RSVP: Mary.McGlynn@baruch.cuny.edu

This event is free and open to the public.

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Irish American Book Club led by Professor Janet Butler-Munch

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00-9:00 PM, CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301
365 5th Avenue, New York, 10016

Professor Butler-Munch will lead a discussion of Martin Sixsmith's The Lost Child of Philomena Lee. http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Lost_Child_of_Philomena_Lee.html?id=dm0spCa-sKEC

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

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University College Dublin Choral Scholars

Join Ireland's leading collegiate choral ensemble as they present their repertoire ranging from the medieval to the contemporary. This event is co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program and Artists Without Walls and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 PM

Lehman College, Studio Theatre

UCD Choral Scholars

Thank you to Lehman College City and Humanities Program and Artists Without Wall! Another fantastic collaboration.

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