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OUTSIDE THE EMPIRE: IRELAND AND THE SUBVERSION OF CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

  • 03/24/2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Thompson Room, John J. Burns Library

BURNS LIBRARY VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE IN IRISH STUDIES


OUTSIDE THE EMPIRE: IRELAND AND THE SUBVERSION OF CHRISTIAN IDENTITY



DAMIAN BRACKEN

Tuesday, March 24 – 4:30pm

Thompson Room, John J. Burns Library

Senior Lecturer in the School of History at University College Cork, Bracken spent the summer of 2013 as a research fellow with the Center for Irish Programs and has been an honorary research associate at Cambridge University and a visiting associate professor at Boston University.
A specialist in early Ireland and its inheritance of late antique culture, he most recently edited and wrote an introduction for the forthcoming facsimile of the Schaffhausen manuscript of Adomnán’s Life of St. Columba.


The Center for Irish Programs and the Boston College University Libraries cordially invite you to attend a reception honoring Professor Bracken immediately following his lecture in the Irish Room of the John J. Burns Library at 5:30pm. “Early Christians identified completely with the Roman Empire and its ideals of civilization. A great chasm separated the inhabitants of the empire from barbarian peoples who were perceived as barely human. This talk considers aspects of the challenges that the conversion of the Irish—a people who were never part of the empire—posed to that Christian identity and examines the radically altered perception of the Irish as ‘saviors of civilization.’”


http://www.bc.edu/libraries/collections/burns/scholar.html

For info call Maureen McVeigh:
(617) 552-3282



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