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Irish Research and Teaching

An tIonad um Thaighde agus Theagasc Éireannacha

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Carroll Building • Rooms 2288-E and 2288-F

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460

Founded on St. Patrick’s Day, 1995 ••• Over a quarter-century as the flagship Irish Studies unit in the University System of Georgia.

Director, March 1995 – July 2004: Frederick K. Sanders PhD   •••   Director, August 2004 – December 2016: Howard J. Keeley PhD

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Some of What CIRT (the Center for Irish Research and Teaching) Offers:

• Since 1995 (our founding year): The interdisciplinary Minor in Irish Studies (15 credit hours)

• Since 2008: Two undergraduate Study-in-Ireland programs each summer, with six credit hours available per program.

• Since 2010: One graduate Research-in-Ireland program each summer to advance thesis research.

• Since 2012: The annual Distinguished Irish Lecture Series, showcasing a leading scholar or thought-leader.

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• CIRT provides—and raises the financing for—one of the most extensive public-programming and outreach efforts by any unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

• CIRT hosts Irish Studies conferences and symposia, whose keynoters have included a Nobel Prize winner.

• CIRT publishes Irish Studies South, a peer-reviewed academic journal.

• CIRT maintains agreements with the Georgia Historical Society and Emory University that give our students special access to world-class archival resources.

• CIRT manages the Memorandum of Understanding that Georgia Southern University operates with Waterford Institute of Technology, the premier university in southeastern Ireland.

• CIRT works with an Advisory Board of Irish-Americans and other stakeholders in Savannah, GA, and a similarly constituted Advisory Committee in Augusta, GA.

• CIRT produces hundreds of pages of assessment material annually to stay accountable to the citizens of Georgia.

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Talk to Us!

For general information about the mission and activities of CIRT (the Center for Irish Research and Teaching), please contact the administrator with day-to-day responsibility for the unit: Dr. D. Jason Slone, Associate Dean (Interdisciplinary Programs), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Jason’s postal address is Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8142, Statesboro, GA 30460-8142, USA. His email is dslone@georgiasouthern.edu. You can also call him on 912-478-2527.

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For information about the Interdisciplinary Minor in Irish Studies, please contact Dr. Christine Ludowise, Associate Dean with responsibility for students and curriculum, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: ludowise@georgiasouthern.edu.

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For information about the grant-funded Wexford-Savannah Axis research project, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Howard J. Keeley. Howard’s email is hkeeley@georgiasouthern.edu. His postal address is Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8023, Statesboro, GA 30460-8023.

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Spring 2017 Semester Courses Applicable to the Irish Studies Minor

You may need an override or some other form of help to successfully register for one or more of the courses listed below. Should that situation arise, please email Dr. Christine Ludowise, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: ludowise@georgiasouthern.edu. It’s our pleasure to assist you. All of us at Georgia Southern University are fully committed to our institution’s student-centered mission.

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While normally offered during the Spring semester, the Introduction to Irish Studies course is not available in Spring 2017. However, for that semester we’re pleased to provide a significant number of courses applicable to the Interdisciplinary Minor in Irish Studies. Here’s the menu:

Ethnicity and Nationalism
CRN 13327 • POLS 3335 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Tu & Th • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM • Carroll 1024
Instructor: Srobana Bhattacharya PhD

European Cultures
CRN 19026 • ANTH 3332 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Mo & We • 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM • Carroll 2255
Instructor: Barbara Hendry PhD

History of Religion in the United States
CRN 18937 • HIST 3139 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Mo, We & Fr • 9:05 AM – 9:55 AM • Forest Drive 1106
Instructor: James Woods PhD

Irish Literature before 1850
CRN 15385 • ENGL 5235 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Tu & Th • 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM • Newton 1110
Instructor: Howard Keeley PhD

Sociology of Community
CRN 18192 • SOCI 4132 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Tu & Th • 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM • Carroll 1023
Instructor: William Smith PhD

Sociology of Religion
CRN 18191 • SOCI 4133 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Tu & Th • 9:30 AM – 10:45 PM • Carroll 2240
Instructor: William Smith PhD

Twentieth- & Twenty-First-Century British Literature
CRN 15353 • ENGL 5432 (A) • Upper Division • 3 Credit Hours
Mo & We • 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM • Newton 2206
Instructor: Dustin Anderson PhD

Your interdisciplinary Minor must contain 15 credit hours. Three of those hours may (but don’t have to) derive from lower-division course work.

World Literature 2: Writing from 1650 to 2017 (Irish Emphases)
CRN 11295 • ENGL 2112 (H) • Lower Division • 3 Credit Hours
Tu & Th • 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM • College of Education Building 1127
Instructor: Howard Keeley PhD

World Literature 2: Writing from 1650 to 2017 (Irish Emphases)
CRN 12130 • ENGL 2112 (M) • Lower Division • 3 Credit Hours
Tu & Th • 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM • Newton 1110
Instructor: Howard Keeley PhD

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Make a Donation: Secure the Margin of Excellence

The Center practices unit-level entrepreneurialism. As it does not receive regular E&G (educational and general) funding from Georgia Southern University, it relies on grants and philanthropic donations to accomplish its academic mission. Thank you for your interest and help.

Please contact Sue Bunning—the Foundation Officer for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences—to contribute to our Irish Studies funds. Sue’s email address is sbunning@georgiasouthern.edu. Her direct line is 912-478-2435.

Fund 0496 • Irish Studies General Fund

Fund 3760 • Helen Ryan Collins Memorial Scholarship in Irish Studies

Fund 3604 • Eddie Ivie Scholarship for Study in Ireland

Fund 0777 • Fred and Donna Sanders Irish Studies Lectureship

Fund 0968 • Wexford-Savannah Axis Research Fund

Fund 0650 • Dr. Gary B. Sullivan Irish Studies Scholarship

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Honest Disclosure: How Georgia Southern Manages Your Donation

Several donors have asked for a gift-management statement on our website, and we’re delighted to oblige. In general, 95% of your donation is transferred directly to the designated unit. In other words, the Georgia Southern University Foundation assesses a 5% gift-reinvestment fee on non-endowed gifts. This one-time fee is applied to a gift at the end of the month during which it’s received. The 5% fee is redirected to college development officers to support their travel  expenses and to pay for alumni-relations events and donor-relations activities. In the case of endowed funds (such as the Eddie Ivie Scholarship for Study in Ireland),  a 1% service fee based on the account’s fair market value is assessed by the Foundation on July 1 each year to support the university’s operational needs related to philanthropic growth.

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The Center for Irish Research and Teaching