Glucksman Ireland House, NYU

Fall 2012 Events

Prof. Nicholas Wolf of Glucksman Ireland House NYU presents a special academic seminar

Prof. Eugene Hynes examines the 1879 Marian apparitions at Knock, Co. Mayo

Wednesday, December 5th at 2pm

at Glucksman Ireland House NYU


Eugene Hynes, professor of sociology at Kettering University in Flint, MI will be conducting a general admission talk and Q&A session on the topic of the 1879 Marian apparitions at Knock, Co. Mayo. The author of an extended and well-regarded study of Knock, the winner of the 2010 James S. Donnelly Sr. award for best book in History and Social Science, Hynes will take on a subject of great significance to Irish history. The Marian apparition at Knock was a highly contentious event within both the Irish Catholic Church and Irish society in general, garnering the attention of some of the most powerful church officials, newspaper commentators, and local personalities of the time. Taking its place among many other notable apparition sites that proliferated in nineteenth-century Europe (including Lourdes, Pontmain, La Salette, and Marpingen), Knock presents scholars with opportunity to understand the momentous changes in religious belief that Ireland experienced in this period, as well as the contributions of Irish religious history to wider trends in international Catholicism. All are invited to attend.

Introduction by Professor Nicholas Wolf, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of Irish Studies and History.

This event is filled to capacity. A waitlist has been added, but a seat cannot be guaranteed for RSVPs made after 12/02/12.

This academic seminar is free and open to all. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 212-998-3950 (option 3) or email

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