Honoring Professor Joe Lee

On 22 May 2018 a day-long symposium was held to honor and pay tribute to the distinguished and beloved Professor Joe Lee, who retired from NYU in 2018 having held the Glucksman Chair of Irish History since 2002. Speakers included NYU faculty, representatives of Ireland’s diplomatic corps, former students of Joe, and other colleagues.


9:15 am: Light breakfast

9.30 am: Consul General of Ireland, Ciarán Madden, opening remarks.

9.45 am: Prof. Dermot Keogh, Dr. Gabriel Doherty, Ms. Charlotte Holland (Skype, Cork)
10.15 am: Prof. Cormac Ó Grada (Skype, Dublin)
10.30 am: Prof. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (Skype, Galway)

10.45am: NYU Alumni Panel: Chair: Ted Smyth
10.55 am Dr. Anelise Shrout (Skype, California)
11.05 am Daphne Dyer Wolf
11.15 am Linda Brennan
11.25 am Caroline B. Heafey

11.35 am Coffee Break

11.50 am: UCD Colleagues Panel, Chair: Sophie McConnell
12.00 pm: Prof. Catherine Shannon, “The Next Parish Over:
Reflections on Boston and Irish nationalism, 1870 to 1998”.
12:15 pm: Prof. Maureen Murphy: “Hope from the Ocean: The Mission of Our Lady of the Rosary and Irish Immigrant Women to New York.”

12.30 pm: Reflections of Directors of Glucksman Ireland House:
Prof. Bob Scally & Prof. Joe Lee in Conversation with Dr. Terry Golway

1.15 pm: Prof. Hasia Diner, “How The Making of Modern Ireland shaped my Scholarship.”

1.30 pm-2.30pm LUNCH

2.30 pm: Prof. David Ludden, NYU History, opening remarks.

2.40 pm: Dr. Nicholas Wolf, “The Irish Language and Ireland 1912-1985.”
2.55 pm: Ms. Hilary Mhic Suibhne, ““We are being constantly besieged by the Irish!”
The Rockefeller Foundation and the Irish Free State.” (A Bilingual Presentation)
3.10 pm: Dr. Linda Dowling Almeida, “Elizabeth C. Quinlan: Aspirational Retail Queen of the Midwest.”

3.25pm: Coffee

3.40 pm-4.10pm: Major achievements of Prof. Lee’s tenure, Chair Ted Smyth: Dr. Marion R. Casey, Dr. Thomas Truxes , Dr. John Waters.

4.10 pm: Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey and Dr. Margaret Mac Curtain (video)

4.30 pm: Ambassador Dan Mulhall, “Joe Lee and the Modernisation of Irish society.”

4.45 pm: Prof. Joe Lee: Reflections and Responses

5.00 pm: Loretta Brennan Glucksman announces the inauguration of the Joe Lee Research Fellowship and names the first recipient. Reception begins.

6.30 pm: Reception ends

Event Archive: America and the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland

In the spring of 2016 Glucksman Ireland House NYU organized a series of events dedicated to America’s relationship with Ireland during the 1916 Easter Rising in order to shed new light on the trans-Atlantic context of the Rising.

The series examined the actions and motives of Irish cultural and political nationalists who were based in the United States before and during 1916, and of the Americans who served as their support network.

Below please find more information on the events that took place.