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Intellectual life in Ireland, 1910-1920 Lunchtime Lecture Series - audio recordings now available

11 May 2016

Lectures examining aspects of scholarship and intellectual life that helped shape cultural understandings of what it meant to be Irish in the early twentieth century.

A series of Lunchtime Lectures exploring the works of some key scholars and organisations that helped shape ideas of Ireland and Irishness. Listen to Dr Chantal Kobel talk 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 membership and discusses the decision to expel Eoin MacNeill and his subsequent reinstatement.

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