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Schmuhl to Deliver Keynote Address at Dublin Conference

Author: Arts and Letters

Robert Schmuhl, the University of Notre Dame’s Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism, will deliver the keynote address at the conference of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland on Nov. 21 (Saturday) in Dublin.

The theme of the two-day conference, involving scholars and journalists, is “History and the Headlines: Contemporary Coverage and the Reassessment of Historical Events in Newspapers and Periodicals.” In his address, titled “Peering through the Fog: American Newspapers and the Easter Rising,” Schmuhl will analyze American news about Ireland in 1916.

The director of Notre Dame’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, Schmuhl currently is working on a book titled The Exiled Children’ and Easter 1916: America and Irish Freedom. Last spring, he served as the inaugural John Hume Visiting Research Fellow in the Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at University College Dublin.

Schmuhl joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1980. His edited volume, Making Words Dance: Reflections on Red Smith, Journalism, and Writing, which collects all the Red Smith Lectures delivered at Notre Dame since 1983, will be published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in the spring.

Contact: Robert Schmuhl, 574-631-5128,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on November 11, 2009.