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Burns Library Past Events



Former events held at Burns Library


Virtual exhibit tour: Louise Imogen Guiney in Boston

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 5:30pm

Tour will be led by Burns Library conservator and exhibit curator Barbara Adams Hebard and Burns Librarian Christian Dupont. Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920), one of only two women represented in stained-glass portraits of American authors in Bapst Library, may have faded from the canon, yet she continues to offer a unique window into the multifaceted literary establishment of late 19th-century Boston.


Book launch: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Little Red and Other Stories

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 3:00pm Boston / 7:00pm Dublin
YouTube Live event: watch the recording (closed captioning provided) 

We were pleased to host a virtual book launch for Fall 2020 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Éilís Ní Dhuibhne to celebrate her new collection of short stories, Little Red. The conversation was moderated by James Smith, who teaches in the English department and Irish Studies program at Boston College. Ní Dhuibhne also discussed her current projects, which include an anthology of autobiographical essays by Irish women writers born in the 1950s—Look! It's a Woman Writer—soon to appear from Arlen House. Little Red and Other Stories is available on Kindle and online bookstores.


Cartoons and the Irish: “Twist a Few Tails”​

Thursday, March 12, Burns Library


Devoted Catholic and Determined Writer: Louise Imogen Guiney in Boston

Wednesday, March 25, Burns Library


Relocating Nationalism between the Regional and Transnational: Unexpected Lessons from the Lives and Works of Amateur Historians

Tuesday, February 18, Burns Library


“Full of Miracles From Childhood”: Miracles in the Liturgies and Lives of Irish Medieval Saints

Thursday, February 20, Connolly House