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Modern Irish History: A Three Session Course


February 22, 2014

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This course explores the political, social and cultural changes in Ireland during the 1900s and the early 2000s.  This lecture style class, with Q and A, will also look at the formation of Northern Ireland and the relationship between Ireland and Northern Ireland during this period.  Topics include the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civl War, the Troubles, the Peace Process leading to the Good Friday Agreement and the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger.

Professor:  Michell K. Smith completed her Master's in world history from the New York University and her Bachelor's in history with a concentration in Irish Studies from Villanova University.  Her interests include modern history, Irish literature, and gender and women's history.

No prior knowledge of Irish history needed.


Recommended, not required, text:  Ireland 1798-1998:  War, Peace and Beyond by Alvin Jackson

Before session 1:  pages 212-284

Before session 2:  pages 285-313 and 345-369

Before session 3:  pages 373-422

A copy of this book will be at the 2nd floor desk for borrowing to make copies of the readings.  Or find the text online here.

This course will be presented in the 1st floor program room.  No registration required.

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  • Audience: Adults

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