Monday, October 23, 2017

ACIS-West - Spokane

A warm thanks to the conference committee of ACIS-West for their unanimous acceptance of my proposal for inclusion in the 33rd annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies-Western Regional, held in October 2017 in Spokane, Washington.

The theme of the conference was “Ireland, Irish America, and Work.” Vice-consul John Callaghan, of the Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco, spoke of the need for Irish Studies programs to both explore our culture and to “help other cultures know who we are.”

My paper, “Pennsylvania’s ‘Molly Maguires’: Fact vs. Fiction,” can be viewed in the essay collection posted here. It describes the efforts of Pennsylvania’s Hibernians hanged as “Molly Maguires.” Men of faith condemned to death in illegal trials, they used legal channels to advocate on behalf of the oppressed.

Anne Flaherty