"The triumph of failure": Desmond Ryan (1893-1964): writing the history of the Easter rising
WhenWednesday, April 27, 2016, 13:00
Library Lunchtime Lecture by Lawrence White, Dictionary of Irish Biography
Lawrence White will give the fourth lecture in our series of Lunchtime Lectures on ‘Intellectual life in Ireland 1910-1920’. This series accompanies a library exhibition on the same theme.
The writings of Desmond Ryan (1893-1964) were particularly influential in shaping the story of the Easter rising and its participants through the first half of the twentieth century. This talk will explore the historiography of the rising through the work of Desmond Ryan.
Speaker: Lawrence White is Research Assistant and Copy Editor on the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography project. He is co-editor (with James Quinn) of 1916: portraits and lives (2015), a selection of DIB articles pertinent to the Easter rising.
Listen back to Lawrence White's lecture here
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