Montauk Library Program


Lecture: Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York
Speaker: Dr. Tara Rider
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free & open to the public
Venue: MONTAUK LIBRARY –  871 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954
Suzanne Koch Gosman Room (lower level)

On Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:30, the Montauk Library will present “Journey of Hope: The Irish in New York,” an illustrated lecture by Humanities New York Speaker, Tara Rider. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars Program.”

From the 18th century onward, dramatic numbers of Irish citizens emigrated to the U.S., often to escape religious persecution and economic hardship. Leaving the comfort and support of family, friends and loved ones, they arrived in an America that did not welcome them. Join us as we take a fascinating multimedia look at the history and culture of the Irish of New York, from their immigrant beginnings to the present day. Their journey of hope is reflected in the shared experiences of immigrants from around the world coming to America.

Dr. Rider is a lecturer with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University. She is also the director of Stony Brook University’s international academic programs to both Ireland and England, where she seeks to introduce students to new cultures, ideas and histories. She teaches several history courses including Atlantic maritime history, American environmental history, Environmental ethics, Long Island history, Irish history, Technical Communication as well as survey courses of European and American history. Her current research centers on the geo-politics of sixteenth century Ireland and includes a study of how gender becomes symbolic of the turmoil involved in colonization. She earned her Ph.D. in history from SUNY Stony Brook.

The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
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