A sketch of a Connemara laborer by nineteenth-century artist Henry Coulter.

Nicholas Wolf

Data + History


Select Conferences

Talks and Invited Lectures

  • "The Emergence of the Global Irish-Speaking Population in the Nineteenth Century: Implications and Impacts," Invited Talk, Columbia University Irish Studies Seminar, February 2024.
  • "Pinpointing Rates of Nineteenth-Century Language Shift in Ireland: A Return to the Census Data," Invited Talk, Dublin City University/Fiontar, March 2021.
  • "Corpas Litríochta na Gaeilge sa Naoú hAois Déag: Amharc Domhanda," Invited Lecture, CUNY Lehman, April 2019.
  • "Digital Resistance: On Digital Humanities as Counter-Narrative in Irish Studies," Plenary Lecture, Midwest American Conference for Irish Studies, Columbia, MO, October 2017.
  • "A Historical Sketch of the Irish Speakers of New York State," Invited Lecture, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, September 2016.
  • "Reflecting on Contemporary Digital Scholarship as an Act of Composition," The Future of the Contemporary: An International Colloquium, Dublin, Ireland, February 2016.
  • "An Irish-Speaking Island," Invited Lecture, American Irish Historical Society, New York, NY, February 2015.
  • "Ireland's Other 'Silence'? Reexamining Language Shift in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century," Thomas D'Arcy McGee Memorial Lecture, St. Mary's University, Halifax, NS, March 2015.
  • "The National School System and the Irish Language in the Nineteenth Century," History of Education Seamus Heaney Lecture Series 2015, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, October 2015.
  • "Needs and Approaches for Today's Third-Generation Digital Humanities Projects," Digital Humanities and Irish Literary Studies Colloquium, University College Dublin, Ireland, December 2013.
  • "New Approaches, Digital and Conceptual, to the Geolinguistic Landscape of 19th c. Britain and Ireland," Triangle Global British History Seminar, Research Triangle Park, NC, October 2013.
  • "Recovering the Irish Language of the Nineteenth Century: A Measure of the Challenge," Invited talk, Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar, University of Melbourne/Newman College, Australia, December 2011.
  • "Pilgrims, Apparitions, and the Resurgence of the Laity in Irish Historiography," Symposium on Modern Irish and British History Honoring James Donnelly, Madison, WI, November 2008.