THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Intellectual life in Ireland, 1910-1920

Library Lunchtime Lecture series exploring the works of some key scholars and organisations that helped shape ideas of Ireland and Irishness.

Listen to Dr Chantal Kobel talks about Irish scholar Prof. Eleanor Knott, one of the first women to be made a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and her important contributions to scholarship in the area of Celtic Studies. Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin looks at Irish language journals between 1910-1920, examining their impact on the intellectual life and on the understanding of culture and identity. Larry White discusses the writings of Desmond Ryan (1893-1964) and their influence in shaping the story of the Easter rising. Professor Mary Daly, President Royal Irish Academy, looks at the Academy, its history and also discusses the decision to expel Eoin MacNeill and his subsequent reinstatement.

Location: Academy House
Date: March-May 2016

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