Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

History Research Seminar Series

Prof. Robert Savage, Department of History, Boston College, lecturing on Terrible things were done: Sean Lemass and the violence of the Irish Revolution

Professor Robert Savage, Department of History, Boston College, will present the School of History Research Seminar. The seminar title is ‘Terrible things were done’: Seán Lemass and the violence of the Irish Revolution. 4 pm, Wednesday 16 November, Council Room, North Wing, Main Quad The seminar will address the legacy of Seán Lemass and consider how the violence of the Irish revolutionary period influenced his political career. Prof. Savage will argue that Lemass’s first-hand experience of violence shaped many of the more progressive policies he pursued during a long and distinguished political career. The speaker, Robert Savage, is Professor of History at Boston College where he teaches Irish, British and European History. He is the author of The BBC’s Irish troubles: television, conflict and Northern Ireland (2015), A loss of innocence? Television and Irish society 1960-1972 (2010), Seán Lemass: a biography (1999; revised and expanded edition 2014) and Irish television: the political and social origins (1996). He served as one of the directors of the Boston College Irish Studies Programme from 1995 to 2010. Savage has been awarded Visiting Fellowships at the Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin (2012) and at the University of Edinburgh (2007) where he held a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship. At the National University of Ireland Galway he was awarded a More Institute Fellowship (2013) and an Irish Studies Fellowship in 2004.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 4pm
Location: Council Room, North Wing, Main Quad
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Damian Bracken, School of History, UCC
021-4902950
http://arch.ucc.ie

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