Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow Sarah McKibben is one of three Notre Dame faculty members to win a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for the 2018 award cycle. Her research focuses on Irish poets of the 16th and 17th centuries, who composed compelling artistic expressions of praise and warning — as well as satire — in the face of an antagonistic, expanding Tudor-Stuart state.
Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and Brian Ó Conchubhair, associate professor of Irish language and literature and director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, are contributing authors to this landmark series.
A "Spotlight" exhibit at the Hesburgh Library sheds light on its Irish-American periodical collection — one that reveals much about networks of Irish in America, the emerging culture of Irish-Americans, and the ways in which Irish-Americans connected with Ireland.
Sarah McKibben, an associate professor of Irish language and literature, has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her book project, “Tradition Transformed: Bardic Poetry and Patronage in Early Modern Ireland, c. 1560-1660.” McKibben, who is also a faculty fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, focuses her scholarship on bardic poetry in Ireland during the 16th and 17th centuries.