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Burns Library Past Events



Former events held at Burns Library

Frederick Douglass & Ireland: A Special Relationship
Public lecture and reception
December 5, 2018
6:00 pm

Emanuele Colombo, "On Friendship: Egied Van Broeckhoven, S.J. (1933-1967), Worker-Priest Among the Poor"
Public lecture and reception presented in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies (please RSVP)
December 4, 2018
3:00 pm

Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse in Ireland 
Two-day conference including evening reception at Burns Library
November 1, 2018

Love, Power, and Consent in Pre-Famine Ireland: A Dublin Courtship
Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies lecture by Ciaran O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Discovering the Sociable City
Lecture by Jamin Rowan Creed based on his book The Sociable City: An American Intellectual Tradition
Tuesday, October 30

Politics, Power, and the Past: Black and Irish Political Alliances in 1880s Boston
Lecture by Millington Bergeson-Lockwood based on his bookRace Over Party
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cambridge History of Ireland Launch at Boston College
Student/faculty discussion, reception, and book launch program with keynote address by Liz O'Donnell and remarks by volume editors
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dreams of Art & Glory: Book Arts by the Roycrofters
Exhibit reception
Friday, September 14, 2018

Dante Society Annual Meeting and Symposium
A mini-conference featuring papers on Dante as a teacher and teaching Dante's works.
Saturday, May 5, 2018

John Hume: His Vision and Legacy for Ireland
A day-long symposium exploring Hume's contributions to advancing civil and human rights and the crucial role he played in shaping the Irish peace process.
Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Loyal Opposition? The Development of Parliamentary Opposition in the Irish Free State
Jason Knirck, Central Washington University, Spring 2018 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Great Irish Famine Voices Roadshow
An open house event with oral history interviews and remarks by Christine Kinealy, Quinnipiac University, and Caroilin Callery, Irish National Famine Museum
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Calamity from Within? Jesuits, Papal Legates, and Chinese Imperial Envoys in the Eighteenth Century
Boston College Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies Fellow Elisa Frei and Affiliated Scholar Eugenio Menegon present their research on the motivations and experiences of the early Jesuit missionaries in China
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Is There an American School of Irish History?
A full-day symposium hosted by Jason Knirck, Spring 2018 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Minister Michael Ring, TD
A Global Leadership Institute Fireside Chat with Michael Ring, TD Minister for Rural and Community Development, Government of Ireland
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Donal Ryan, Public Reading and Talk
Acclaimed Irish fiction author Donal Ryan reads from The Spinning Heart and other works
February 22, 2018

The Object in the Archives Opening Reception
Reception for new Burns Library exhibit
February 23, 2018

The Civil War Letters of Florence Burke, An Irish Famine Immigrant
Book presentation and donation ceremony with local author Ellen B. Alden
January 31, 2018