Glucksman Ireland House, New York University

This two-day conference, conducted entirely in Irish by a slate of international scholars and performers, addressed the under-recognition of humor as an aspect of the public image of the Irish language. Building on the premise that language reflects the character and mode of thought of its speakers It explored the expression of humor in Irish through a variety of forms.

Muireann Ní Chuív, Lee Vahey, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Ian Ó Caoimh, Nicholas Wolf, Jonathan Ó Néill, Caoimhe Ní Giollarnáith, Iarla Ó Lionaird, Ivan Goff, Cleek Schrey, Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh, Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh, Mary Haslam, Malachy Ó Neill, Regina Ní Chollatáin, Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, Máirtín Coilféir, Marcas Mac Coinnigh, Lillis Ó Laoire, Darach Ó Tuairisc, Brian Ó Broin, Eoin Ó Catháin, Micheál Ó Conghaile, Brian Ó Conchubhair, Diarmuid de Faoite, Hilary Mhic Shuibhne.