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Mary C. Kelly
Franklin Pierce University
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Albion
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Ph.D. Modern American History, History Dept., Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1997
“’Forty Shades of Green’: Conflict over Community among New York’s Irish 1860-1920.” Winner, S.U. Outstanding Dissertation Prize 1997. Advisor: Dr. M.S. Thompson.
M.A. 1st Class. History Department, National University of Ireland, Galway; 1988.
Thesis: Pre-Famine Mayo. Advisor: Dr. G. O’Tuathaigh; Extern: Dr. R.F. Foster.
B.A. 2nd Hons. History/English double major. National University of Ireland, Galway; 1985.
Modern United States: Cultural, Intellectual, Immigration, Women’s, Gender, Irish-America
Early Modern and Modern Ireland
Early Modern and Modern Britain
Finalizing book manuscript The Great Famine and the Course of Irish-American Identity (working title). Anticipated submission 2009.
“The Great Famine, Irish-American Transition, and a Century of Intellectual and Cultural History.” Article in Ireland’s Great Hunger: Vol. 11 (working title). Ed. David A. Valone. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, forthcoming, 2009.
“St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.” Entry in Dictionary of American History (Dynamic Reference Ed.). Charles Scribner’s Sons Reference Books, 2008.
The Shamrock and the Lily: The New York Irish and the Creation of a Transatlantic Identity, 1845-1921. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.
“The Scotch-Irish” and “The Fenians.” Entries in Encyclopedia of New York State. Eds. Peter Eisenstadt; Laura-Eve Moss. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005.
“Nativism” and “Ku Klux Klan.” The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America. Ed. Michael Glazier. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999.
“Manners and Morals: Gentry Life in Pre-Famine Mayo,” Cathair Na Mart, Journal of the Westport Historical Society. Vol. 8 (1988).
Irish-American Diaspora Nationalism: The Friends of Irish Freedom, 1916-1935, by Michael Doorley. American Historical Review, vol. III (4), Fall 2006.
Who Shall Take Care of Our Sick? Roman Catholic Sisters and the Development of Catholic Hospitals in New York City, by Bernadette McCauley. H-Net Reviews, Summer 2006.
The Event and Its Terrors: Ireland, Famine, Modernity, by Stuart McLean. Canadian Journal of History, Fall 2006.
Women and Public Policy in Ireland, A Documentary History 1922-1997, by R. B. Finnegan and J. L. Wiles. Irish Literary Supplement: A Review of Irish Books, Fall 2005.
The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present, by James Lydon. Irish Studies Review, vol. 7 (3), November 1999.
Whoredom in Kimmage: Irish Women Coming of Age, by Rosemary Mahoney. The Recorder, Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, vol. 7 (1), 1994.
PRESENTATIONS ~ Professional contributions (Select listing, 2000 - present)
Attended- "Women in Higher Education: Leading Alone and Leading Together"
New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Network; Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH; November 6, 2008.
Presenter- American Conference for Irish Studies-Regional Conference: “The Famine Specter and Irish-American Identity.” Le Moyne College, Syracuse, October 27, 2007
Presenter- ACIS-National: “The Famine Frontier and the Mid-Twentieth Century Gaelic (American) Revival.” CUNY, April 22, 2007
Panelist- New England Sociological Association: “Claiming Space: Claiming Voice.” Keene State College, NH, November 4, 2006
Co-Presenter- “Closing the Loop: Using Findings for Improvement,” Adventures in Assessment Conference (New England Educational Assessment Network): College of the Holy Cross, November 3, 2006
Book Reading- The Shamrock and the Lily. South Street Seaport Museum, New York,
March 17th, 2006
Presenter- Ireland's Great Hunger Exhibition and Conference: “The Dark Past and Its Future.” Quinnipiac University, September 14, 2005
Book Launch and Reading- The Shamrock and the Lily. American Irish Historical Society,
New York, May 19, 2005
Presenter- ACIS-National: “Radical Memory: The Famine and its American Narrative.” University of Notre Dame, April 16, 2005
Co-Presenter- Women as Global Leaders: Educating the Next Generation International Conference: “Women Students, Women Leaders: The Franklin Pierce College Crucible.”
Zayed University, Dubai UAE, March 14-16, 2005
Presenter- New England Historical Association: “The Great Famine in its Transatlantic Context.” College of St. Joseph, VT, October 16, 2004
Presenter- ACIS-New England: “The Great Famine: The Great Connections.” Bridgewater State College, MA, November 4, 2003
Presenter- ACIS-New England: “The Great Famine: The Essential Irish American Legacy.” Stonehill College, MA, October 25, 2002
Presenter- Gotham History Festival, Conference on New York City History: “Powerful Partitions: Irish Political Culture in New York City, 1860-1920.” CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, October 6, 2001
Presenter- Ireland & America: Past, Present and Future Conference: “Roll Over Danny Boy: The Famine Memorial as Totem Pole.” Drew University, March 12, 2001
Presenter- ACIS-New England: “The High Cross and Famine Memory.” College of the Holy Cross, MA, September 30, 2000
Presenter- National Collegiate Honors Council of America Conference: “Diversity and Community.” Washington DC, October 19-21, 2000,
Presenter- 2000 Southern ACIS Conference- The Irish in the Atlantic World: “Irish Women, Irish Wisdom.” Miami and Nassau, February 6, 2000
CONSULTANCIES ~ OUTREACH
Consultant: American History Focus Group, Pearson Education: UMASS Boston, Nov. 19, 2008
Press coverage on publication of The Shamrock and the Lily, interviews, Irish Echo, etc. 2005-
Press interviews- topics: St. Patrick’s Day, Irish culture/heritage/history, Irish NY etc. 1998-
Guest Panelist on “Ethnicity and Religion,” NE regional radio station
Manuscript reviewer, NYU Press, Spring 1999
Consultant on 5-Part series on Irish settlement in Boston, Boston Globe, August 2-8, 1998
Consultant on 12-Part PBS series on Irish and Irish-American History, “The Long Journey Home,” Lennon Documentary Group/Disney. Spring 1998.
• American Conference for Irish Studies
• American Historical Association
• American Irish Historical Society
• Glucksman Ireland House NYU member
• New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Network
• Phi Alpha Theta
• The Historical Society