Irish Studies News
Dr. Timothy Madigan, associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College, shared how Frederick Douglass became an international figure of peace through the murals of Danny Devenny, a former IRA member and current peace activist.
St. John Fisher College will host the Bertrand Russell Society’s annual conference, June 24-26. Dr. Tim Madigan is currently president of the international society, which seeks to better understand the life, work, and writings of the British philosopher, mathematician, logician, and social critic.
This year, the School of Arts and Sciences held an inaugural school-wide ceremony to recognize graduating seniors.
Three professors from St. John Fisher College contributed chapters to the recently published book, Sportsmanship: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Celebrated Irish actor Bosco Hogan, perhaps best known for his role as Bishop John Fisher in Showtime’s “The Tudors,” spent the week at St. John Fisher College, sharing his experiences playing the College’s namesake and delivering a one-man performance of “I AM of IRELAND: An Entertainment of W.B. Yeats.”
Two Fisher alumni, Ryan Mahoney ’08 and Lisa Fahy ’91, celebrate and preserve Irish history through careers in museums that are dedicated to the heritage and tradition of the country.
Celebrated Irish actor Bosco Hogan, perhaps best known for his role as Bishop John Fisher in Showtime’s “The Tudors,” will deliver two performances at St. John Fisher College on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11.
In advance of St. John Fisher College’s World Philosophy Day conference, which marks the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’s birth, The Irish Times featured a question-and-answer article with conference organizer Dr. Tim Madigan.
This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of W.B. Yeats, and St. John Fisher College is commemorating the year with a two-day conference, “W. B. Yeats at 150: A Celebration,” held on Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20.
Experience an impressionistic, immersive feast of sound and vision of poetry, soundscape, and film through the production of BRENDAN! by Gerald Schwartz. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in Basil 135, and is free and open to the public.
Wed., December 14, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The St. John Fisher College Irish Studies Program is Proud to Present A Book Launch by Michael McCarthy
4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 in Wilson Formal Lounge
Michael McCarthy, the former director of Safety and Security at St. John Fisher College and current president of the Rochester Chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute, will be launching his new book, The Children of Michigan Street on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m.
in the Wilson Formal Lounge on the St. John Fisher College campus. The public is invited to this meet and greet, book-signing event.
This book is Mike’s third historical novel about a first generation Irish-American growing up in the Western New York town of Lockport in the 1840’s and 50’s. While his Irish born parents are assimilating into their New World, their eldest son is watching his nation of birth move toward civil war. This compelling story of loyalty, values, and the spirit of adventure clash with the realities of division, contempt and forgiveness. Interspersed with the joys and sorrows of life is the constant threat of civil war, a war that will divide the nation and cause rifts that survive far into the future. From the might and natural splendor of Niagara Falls to the struggles of Union prisoners of war in the unforgiving south, human nature in all its complexities comes through…noble and corrupt, forgiving and contemptible.
Refreshments will be served, and Irish musical entertainment will be provided by Fisher’s own Ben Hockenberry. We hope to see you there!
For information on Michael E. McCarthy, Author of From Cork to the New World: A Journey for Survival (2009);The Flight of the Wretched: A Journey to the New World (2011); and The Children of Michigan Street (2016) please go to his website: www.michaelmccarthybooks.com
For further details please contact Tim Madigan...