Notre Dame Professor edits book on anthropology and folklore of Ireland

Author: Kathryn Pitts

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Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, professor in the Department of Irish Language and Literature, a concurrent professor of anthropology, and a fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has edited a new book titled Irish Ethnologies. This volume gives an overview of the field of Irish ethnology, covering representative topics of institutional history and methodology, as well as case studies dealing with religion, ethnicity, memory, development, folk music, and traditional cosmology. This collection of essays draws from work in multiple disciplines including but not limited to anthropology and ethnomusicology.


"From its stunning historical overview of anthropological and folkloristic studies of Ireland through chapters that open new doors into the spaces in which culture, tradition, materiality, and museums are made, unmade, and rebaptized as heritage or carnival, Irish Ethnologies demonstrates why Ireland and Northern Ireland continue to be remarkably productive of insights into colonialism, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism." —Charles L. Briggs, co-author of Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice


Irish Ethnologies is available in print and numerous digital editions from the University of Notre Dame Press. For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts, Marketing Manager, p:, p: 574.631.3267.