University of Delaware
Anne M. Boylan

March 15: Faculty lecture

Boylan to discuss '20th Century Ireland: A Family Odyssey' at Library Faculty Lecture

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8:29 a.m., Feb. 15, 2016--The 2016 Faculty Lecture sponsored by the University of Delaware Library Associates will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, in the Reading Room of the Morris Library. 

The featured speaker will be Anne M. Boylan, who holds a joint appointment as professor with the departments of History and Women and Gender Studies. 

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Boylan will speak on “20th-Century Ireland: A Family Odyssey” in conjunction with the main gallery exhibition, “‘A terrible beauty is born’: The Easter Rising at 100.” 

A reception will follow the program. The event is open to the public.

A native of Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, Boylan researches American history with emphasis on women, and has extensively studied the history of women’s voluntary organizations, as well as the history of women’s rights, including reproductive rights, and women’s rights movements in the U.S. 

Her research and teaching interests also include the history of religion in America and historical commemoration.

The book, Women’s Rights in the United States, by Boylan will be available for purchase for the estimated price of $22.45 each from the University of Delaware Barnes and Noble Bookstore both before and after her presentation. The speaker is willing to sign copies of her book during the reception. 

Interested persons may email UDLA@udel.edu or call library administration at 302-831-2231 to request a printed invitation. A PDF of the invitation is available online. Acceptances are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.

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