Location: Live, in-person at An Diseart
Date/Dáta: Saturday 20 November 2021
Time/Am: 18.00 – 18.45 IST/GMT
Heartfelt thanks to all at an An Díseart for making the wonderful building available to the Dingle Literary Festival
Between Two Hells with Diarmaid Ferriter
Idir Dhá Thine Bhealtaine le Diarmaid Ferriter
Diarmaid Ferriter is a graduate of UCD, BA (1991), PhD (1996). He was Appointed Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD in 2008. Previously, Lecturer in Modern Irish History at UCD 1996-1998. Researcher and writer with Dictionary of Irish Biography 1998-1999. Senior lecturer in Irish History at St Patrick’s College, DCU, 1999-2008. Visiting Burns Library Scholar at Boston College 2008-2009. Main research interests: the social, political and cultural history of twentieth century Ireland.
Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s best-known historians and is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. In his new book, Between Two Hells; The Irish Civil War, he draws on completely new sources to show how the history of the war, beginning in 1922, shaped the Irish political landscape across the twentieth century and up to the present day, and how important it is to understanding life and politics in Ireland, North and South, today.
His other books include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera (2007), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009), Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012) and A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 (2015). He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2010 he presented a three-part history of twentieth century Ireland, The Limits of Liberty, on RTÉ television.
“The mighty mind this book comes from…rightly renowned for his voracious learning.” ― The Sunday Times on Diarmaid Ferriter.