Oct 19 | Teaching, learning, and researching Early Modern Irish (c. 1200-1650) in a digital age

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 7:30pm: Prof. Brendan Kane of the University of Connecticut will give a lecture on the topic of “Teaching, learning, and researching Early Modern Irish (c. 1200-1650) in a digital age” in Room 9207, CUNY Graduate Center. This lecture will take place in the English language. 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.

Talk: This talk will introduce Léamh.org, a collaborative, digital project aimed at helping people engage with the Irish language as it was written c. 1200-1700. Early Modern Irish texts come in a wide range of forms and genres: bardic poetry, annals, religious polemic, scientific writings and correspondence to name but a few. And yet, given the lack of fundamental resources – a dedicated dictionary, practical grammar and textbook – nearly 500 years of Irish literature and letters goes shockingly understudied and remains obscure to many. We will walk through the site and discuss the project’s history and goals, challenges and lessons learned, how to get involved, and the current state of progress. It is hoped that two new project developments will get their first public airings on the day!

Brendan Kane is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. He teaches broadly in early modern European history and is currently teaching Modern Irish. Outside of working on the Léamh.org project, he is completing a book on power and legitimacy in Ireland (c. 1500-1700) and co-editing (with David Edwards) a collection on Ireland and early modern court culture.
We welcome all to our free lectures at the CUNY Graduate Center. Our lecture series is funded in part by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish National Lottery supported by the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (Fulbright Commission).

Co-sponsored by
Lehman College Irish Language Program
Queens College Irish Studies Program
The Graduate Center Medieval Studies Certificate Program
The Graduate Center Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

E-mail : irish.studies@lehman.cuny.edu to RSVP.

Visit our website at www.cuny-iias.org Institute for Irish-American Studies THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Institiúid an Léinn Ghael-Mheiriceánaigh OLLSCOIL CHATHAIR NUA-EABHRAC

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