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History and Destiny in the Making of Ireland's Spiritual Empire

  • College of Charleston Addlestone Library #227 Building 13, Coming & Calhoun Street (map)

Lecture by Manhattanville College's Irene Whelan

When: 23 February, 7pm

Where: Addlestone Library #227 (see campus map below)

This is a College of Charleston Irish & American Irish Studies event

A native of County Galway on Ireland’s west coast, Whelan's first book was “The Bible War in Ireland. The ‘Second Reformation’ and the Polarization of Protestant-Catholic Relations, 1780-1840” published in 2005. Prof. Whelan is an active scholar and keeps a consistent foothold on both sides of the Atlantic; she spent part of her recent sabbatical as a visiting scholar at Maynooth University in Ireland. Her scholarly focus is on the intersection of religious and political history at the local as well as the global level. She is currently engaged in co-editing a volume of essays, “Landscape of Promise and Ruin: Culture, Identity and Reality in the Irish West, 1830-1930” as well a book-length study of the concept of an Irish ‘spiritual empire’ in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Free and open to the public



Earlier Event: February 11
Lowcountry Irish Fest
Later Event: March 4
Young Wolfe Tones @ Celtic Night