Prof. Joseph Kelly (second from right), alongside members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

On Wednesday, March 27th, Belmont Abbey College hosted the latest in its series of Irish Studies lectures. More than fifty people were engaged and entertained by a talk from Prof. Joseph Kelly from the College of Charleston (second from right in photograph, alongside members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians who support the lecture series). Prof. Kelly has recently published a book, Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck and a New History of America’s Origin, and his lecture touched on topics ranging from clothing to Shakespeare in examining how the English experience of conquering and settling Ireland influenced the earliest history of British settlement in America.