Irish Studies News

 

Madigan Delivers Presentation on Frederick Douglass Murals

10/06/2016

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. Read More

Fisher to Play Host to Bertrand Russell Society Annual Conference

05/24/2016

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. Read More

School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Seniors

School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Seniors

05/11/2016

This year, the School of Arts and Sciences held an inaugural school-wide ceremony to recognize graduating seniors. Read More

Fisher Faculty, Alumnus Contribute to Book on Sportsmanship

Fisher Faculty, Alumnus Contribute to Book on Sportsmanship

03/30/2016

Three professors from St. John Fisher College contributed chapters to the recently published book, Sportsmanship: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Read More

Irish Actor Bosco Hogan Brings Bishop John Fisher to Life

Irish Actor Bosco Hogan Brings Bishop John Fisher to Life

03/17/2016

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.” Read More

Fisher Alumni Contribute to Preservation of Irish History

Fisher Alumni Contribute to Preservation of Irish History

03/17/2016

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. Read More

Irish Actor Bosco Hogan to Perform at Fisher

Irish Actor Bosco Hogan to Perform at Fisher

02/17/2016

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. Read More

Irish Times Features Q-and-A with Tim Madigan

Irish Times Features Q-and-A with Tim Madigan

11/16/2015

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. Read More

“Year of Yeats” Brings Two-Day Philosophy Conference to Fisher

“Year of Yeats” Brings Two-Day Philosophy Conference to Fisher

11/11/2015

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. Read More

Irish Legend Comes to Life during Production of G.E. Schwartz’s BRENDAN!

10/14/2015

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. Read More

 

Upcoming Events

Irish Studies Program Presents: A Book Launch by Michael McCarthy

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...

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