Historian to discuss creation of modern Ireland
From the civil war to the pastel-painted towns of today, tourism has played an essential part in the creation of modern Ireland. Following the end of conflict, energetic developers both used continental models and created their own uniquely Irish solutions in an effort to build a
Eric E. Zuelow, assistant professor of European History at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine , will discuss “Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity Since the Civil War” at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in 331 Social Sciences & Business Building at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
The lecture will trace the history of Ireland, from the earliest tourism development efforts through the early 21st century debate about what to call Dingle in an effort to explore the perpetual re-formation of Irish identity.
Zuelow wrote “Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity Since the Irish Civil War” (Syracuse, 2009)— recipient of the 2009 James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize for Best Book in the Social Sciences and History from the American Conference for Irish Studies. He co-edited “Nationalism in a Global Era: The Persistence of Nations” (Routledge, 2007) and edited “Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History” (Ashgate, 2011).
The event is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the Smurfit-Stone Endowed Professorship in Irish Studies at UMSL and the Center for International Studies at UMSL.
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