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Lecture by Diarmaid Ferriter

September 15, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, lectures on “Faith, Reason and Betrayal: The Irish Civil War.” Introduced by Visiting Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor in Irish Letters Fintan O’Toole.

Part of the fall 2023 Fund for Irish Studies lecture series.

On the occasion of the centenary of the end of the Irish Civil War, Ferriter’s lecture will assess the nature, impact and legacy of the war, with a particular emphasis on the light shed by recently released archival material on the lives that were fractured as a result of the conflict. The talk draws from his 2021 publication, Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War, which The Irish Times calls “Absorbing … A fascinating exploration of the Civil War and its impact on Ireland and Irish politics.”

Author, historian and scholar Diarmaid Ferriter.
Photo courtesy Diarmaid Ferriter

Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best-known historians. He is Full Professor and Chair of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and author of numerous books, including The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009), Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012), The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics (2019) and Between Two Hells: The Irish Civil War (2021). He is a regular television and radio broadcaster and a weekly columnist with The Irish Times. In 2019 he was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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The lecture is free and open to the public. No advance tickets or registration required.


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September 15, 2023
4:30 pm
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James Stewart Film Theater
185 Nassau Street
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