McKillen gives lecture on Irish suffragist

Elizabeth McKillen, Adelaide and Alan Bird Professor of History, gave a Zoom lecture, “Transatlantic Subversive? Irish Nationalist and Suffragist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s American Lecture Tours, 1916–1923” on Oct. 1. The lecture was sponsored by the Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival and the Bangor Public Library. Among the audience members were three surprise guests from Ireland, including Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s granddaughter and namesake. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington is currently making a documentary on her grandmother’s life.