Professor Brendan Kane
Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Institution: University of Connecticut
Brendan Kane is Professor in the departments of History and of Literature, Cultures and Languages at the University of Connecticut, where he is also founding director of the Democracy and Dialogues program of Dodd Human Rights Impact. His primary goal as a Fulbright scholar at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS), School of Celtic Studies is to complete a book on legitimacy and power in early modern Ireland, c. 1500-1700. Additionally, he will be working with colleagues from both DIAS and the léamh.org project to produce an introductory guide to Early Modern Irish (Nua-Ghaeilge Mhoch) the iteration of the written language between 1200-1650 that can be used in both classroom and community settings.