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History Lecture Series looks at Modern Ireland

THE GREAT IRISH POET W.B. Yeats famously declared, “Great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start.” Find out if Yeats was right when the UW Alumni Association and Department of History present the 36th annual UWAA Winter History Lecture Series: “Revenge and Reconciliation in Modern Ireland.”

The featured speaker is George Behlmer, UW professor of history and Director of Undergraduate Studies. He will give three lectures on consecutive Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17. Behlmer has taught modern British and Irish history at the UW, Stanford and Yale. He received the UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982.


Jan. 17, 2012
“Maimed at the Start? The ‘Inevitability’ of Unrest in Modern Ireland” 


Jan. 24, 2012
“A Terrible Beauty: Physical Sacrifice and Irish Nationhood”

Jan. 31, 2012
“Peace Versus Forgiveness in Northern Ireland Today”

All lectures run from 7 to 9 p.m., and will be held in Kane Hall, on the UW Seattle campus.

To register, call the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or go online to

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