IND 205-A Memory and Violence in Modern Ireland (Moral Inquiry)

Elizabeth Chase and her summer course “IND 205: Memory and Violence in Ireland” were recently awarded Exemplary status by Blackboard Inc., an educational technology company with corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. Only a select group of people across the globe whose participation has been recognized as a significant and exemplary contribution to the Blackboard Community receive the honor, which is the result of review by higher education peers.


Course Details

  • Online
  • 8 Weeks | May 29 – July 20
  • 3 Credits | Cost: $1425.00
  • Online myHill Registration | April 9 – May 22
  • Online Payment is Due at Time of Registration

Course Description

Focuses on the ethics of remembering Ireland's often violent history. Students engage with theories of memory and commemoration to probe what is at stake in Ireland in the creation of commemorative sites, programs, and literature. Covering the First World War to the Troubles, the course examines moral and ethical questions about memory and its relationship to sectarian violence in Ireland.

Course Syllabus

IND 205 Memory & Violence in Ireland Syllabus (.PDF)

Additional Information

  • Fulfills the Moral Inquiry requirement.
  • Faculty will contact all students after the May 22nd registration deadline with course instructions. Students should expect to dedicate approximately 17 hours of course related work per week.

Course Instructor

Elizabeth Chase

Head of Collections Assessment and User Engagement

Elizabeth Chase has been at Stonehill since 2013, as the Library’s Head of Collections, Assessment, and User Engagement. She also teaches Interdisciplinary Studies courses that have a focus on Irish literature and history. She began her library career at Emory University, working in the Rose Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library as a graduate student assistant, where she taught classes focused on their Irish literary manuscripts and rare books, while completing her PhD; her dissertation focused on Irish women writers’ advocacy for new forms of commemoration of the victims of violence in Ireland. She also worked as a processing assistant, arranging and describing new acquisitions, such as the manuscripts for Salman Rushdie’s novels. As she continued her PhD, she found that her primary interests were in working with students and faculty using archives to learn more about literary production and the writing and research process. She decided to pursue work in libraries and was hired full-time at Emory before coming to Stonehill. Elizabeth is originally from New Hampshire, before spending nine years in Atlanta, and now lives on the South Shore. You will often find her walking with her family and their Cardigan Corgi, named Loki, at World’s End or Nantasket Beach.