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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Boston College Irish Scholar Rob Savage Wins Irish Book Award for A Loss of Innocence

Congratulations to history professor and Irish scholar Rob Savage of Boston College, whose book, A Loss of Innocence?: Television and Irish Society, 1960-72, won the prestigious James S. Donnelly Sr. prize for 'Best History or Social Science Book' awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies.

The book, published by Manchester University Press, examines the evolution of Ireland's national television service in the 1960s and examines how the new medium helped to change the conservative nature of Irish society.

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