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The Departments of English and History are sponsoring a campus lecture on "Remembering the Troubles in Northern Ireland," delivered by Professor Jim Smyth from the University of Notre Dame.
Professor Smyth is author of The Men of No Property. Irish Radicals and Popular Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century (Macmillan, 1992) and The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800: State, Religion and Identity in Britain and Ireland (Longmans, 2001) and he is editor of Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Union, Ireland in the 1790s (Cambridge, 2000)--so perhaps it is especially appropriate that he will be speaking on Guy Fawkes Day! Professor Smyth grew up in the Falls Road neighborhood of West Belfast in the 1960s and so can offer an oral history of Northern Ireland during this period that's quite unique.