Posts Tagged ‘John J. Burns Library’

Troubled Images at
Boston College

A powerful new exhibit of propaganda posters from the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland kicks off an international tour in Boston this March. Boston College’s John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections has assembled 70 posters of political and terrorist propaganda created during The Troubles, representing all sides of the war. “ThisRead more..

Burns Library Acquires
Rare 19th Century Irish Harp

An Irish harp handcrafted in Dublin in the 1820s has been acquired by the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College and is now on display in the library’s Irish Room. The 35-tach wooden harp decorated with gold shamrocks was crafted by John Egan, a leading harp-maker of theRead more..

Hibernia: B.C. Appoints New Director of Irish Studies

Boston College has named Marquette University Dean and History Professor Dr. Thomas E. Hachey to be its first executive director of Irish programs. Hachey will be responsible for B.C.’s Irish Studies program, Irish Institute, and Irish initiatives of the John J. Burns Library. Hachey has edited or authored seven books on Irish and European history,Read more..