Afternoon Talk with Dr. Colum Kelly | James Larkin and the Jew’s Shilling | November 13th, 2016 @ 3pm

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The IJM is delighted to present an afternoon talk with Dr. Colum Kelly, Emeritus Professor of Communications at Dublin City University, on the subject of  ‘James Larkin and the Jew’s Shilling: Irish workers and antisemitism‘. The talk will take place at the IJM on November 13th @ 3pm.

Colum Kenny takes as his starting point a poem published twice by James Larkin in Larkin’s Irish Worker in 1911. This was entitled “The Jewess and her Son.” He explores attitudes towards Jews in Ireland before independence. Signs of antisemitism among socialists will be placed in the context of other references to Jews in both the mainstream and agitational press.

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