Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Georgetown University’s Global Irish Studies and the University of Galway present:

The Irish Emigrant Letter

A conversation with historian Kerby A. Miller

Tuesday, April 16, 2-3:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Arrupe Multipurpose Room in Arrupe Hall. Directions to Arrupe can be found here.

Pulitzer-nominated historian Kerby A. Miller began compiling an archive of Irish emigrant letters in the 1970s. The letters, which number in the thousands, date from the later seventeenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.

In this in-conversation event, he discusses the archive, and the unique online database created at the University of Galway to showcase the material. Themes in the collection range from descriptions of major events in US and Irish history to longings for home and the economic fortunes of emigrants who made their way across the American continent.

Participating in the conversation will be:

Kerby A. Miller (Emeritus Professor of History at University of Missouri and Honorary Professor of History at University of Galway)

Professor Daniel Carey (University of Galway)

Professor Breandán Mac Suibhne (University of Galway)

Professor Chandra Manning (Georgetown University)

headshot of Kerby Miller

This event is free and open to the public. If you wish to make a donation to support the Global Irish Studies series of free lectures and seminars, it will be gratefully received. Please go to our Giving page to make a tax-free donation or click on the button below: