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IAAS W.A. Emmerson Lecture 2020


The IAAS is delighted to announce that Dr Nerys Young will deliver this year’s W.A. Emmerson Lecture.

Due to Covid-19, this lecture was postponed. We are now very happy to announce that it will take place online on September 9th at 6pm.

Dr Nerys Young’s lecture, ‘Captive City, Captive Audience: Film, Television and the Kefauver Crime Hearings’ will be followed by a live Q&A. All are welcome, and details on the digital platform and registration will be made available in due course.

Dr Nerys Young is a Lecturer in American History at Ulster University. Her research interests include screen politics, mass communication, journalism, American Politics and public affairs. She is the current Treasurer of the Irish Association for American Studies.

The W.A. Emmerson Lecture is named in honour of Tony Emmerson, one of the IAAS’s founding members, and is a highlight of the association’s annual events. Information on previous lectures can be found here.

The lecture is free and all are welcome to attend, particularly in this auspicious year that marks the Association’s 50th Anniversary.