This course is designed to meet headlong the fears of those who’ve been persuaded that Joyce’s is just for brainiacs and nerds Continue reading
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A heartening message for the diaspora
Message for the diaspora: come home, things are improving…. Continue reading
George Donaldson R.I.P.
Donaldson joined Celtic Thunder in 2007 and was an original member of the internationally successful group.
St Patrick’s Day Greeting
La Fhéile Pádraig Shona Daoibh go léir From the Tinteán Editorial team
Melbourne Irish Studies Seminars
Free seminars on Irish or diasporic topics held at Newman several times a semester Continue reading
Celtic Club Program – March 2014
Events at the Celtic Club in March 2014 Continue reading
Irish Famine Women – a challenge or three
Was there a ‘gendered’ difference in the colonial experience of the first generation of Famine migrants? Did the women adapt more readily? Were women more willingly acculturated? Were they more independent in their choice of marriage partners? Was the regrouping of their family more likely to be ‘transitional’ than that of Irish men? These are questions about women’s role in their family emigration strategy that can, and still need to be addressed.
Unanswered Questions About Dr Mannix
Although there has been continuing interest in Dr Mannix, especially since the celebrations for the centenary of his arrival in Australia, a number of puzzles about his career and personality remain. Continue reading
The Origins of the Irish
There’s good reason that most archaeologists wouldn’t touch the subject of Irish origins with a barge pole: the topic involves a very unfashionable cultural historical approach to the archaeological record of a period of Ireland’s existence which is clouded in obscurity and entails a moras of issues that most archaeologists spend a lifetime trying to avoid. Continue reading
Celebrating sacred places
Tanka, conventionally used to celebrate nature and the seasons, is also perfect for registering the evanescent responses of the cultural outsider to new landscapes. Continue reading