This year will see the inaugural IAAS Lecture taking place on Friday March 14th. We have great pleasure in announcing that our speaker, Ron Callan, will be delivering his talk ‘Argument and Experiment: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays’ at University College Cork at 5pm. The lecture will be followed by a reception, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Beginning in 2014, the IAAS Lecture will be an annual event, hosted at a third level institution on the island of Ireland, and presented by an invited member of the IAAS on a topic of their choosing. Broad in its remit, the IAAS Lecture appeals to both academic and non-academic communities, and promotes the long-standing interest in and connection to American culture in Ireland.