Ecumenism in Ulster

Burns Library’s Thompson Room
5pm, Monday, October 22, 2007

The Center for Irish Programs/Burns Library Special Presentation

Ecumenism in Ulster: Evaluating the Role of the Church of Ireland, and the Roman Catholic Church, during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland

Dr. Daithí Ó Corráin, Trinity College Dublin, is our guest scholar presenter. Ó Corráin holds a BA and a Ph.D. degree in history from TCD, as well as a postgraduate diploma in computer science from University College Cork.

He has been, since November 2003, a Research Fellow at Trinity College where, together with Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Ó Corráin has been engaged in a monumental project which will be published by Yale University Press. The first volume of this study, entitled The Dead of the Irish Revolution, 1916-1921, will appear in 2008.

Dr. Ó Corráin is also the author of a number of journal articles, chapters in books, and a highly acclaimed monograph published by the University of Manchester Press, entitled Rendering to God and Caesar: The Irish Churches and the Two States in Ireland, 1949-1973. Oxford University Professor Roy Foster has hailed this study as a pioneering work which utilizes both oral and documentary sources not previously employed in studies which have examined the relations between the Church of Ireland and the Catholic Church, and the governments of the Republic and of Northern Ireland.

Presentation and Q&A – 5pm
Reception in Burns Foyer – 6pm

Please do us the kindness of telephoning either Catherine at the Center (617-552-4847), or Lori at the Burns Library (617-552-3282) by 3pm Monday, October 15, 2007 if you do plan to attend. The seating capacity in the Thompson Room can be moderately expanded if we have sufficient advance notice.

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