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8 December 2021  


Dev Talks: towards an assessment of his legacy

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Lunchtime lecture series marking the centenary of
Éamon de Valera’s NUI Chancellorship

In July 1921, Éamon de Valera was elected, unopposed, as Chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI). His first official event as Chancellor was a formal reception at UCD (then in Earlsfort Terrace) on 22 November 1921. As part of the programme to mark the centenary, NUI and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (founded by de Valera) are organising a series of lunchtime lectures, Dev Talks, on various aspects of the public life of Éamon de Valera throughout November. A concluding panel discussion towards an assessment of his legacy will be held on 25 November.

Should you have any difficulty registering for an event, email Sorcha at events@nui.ie

Lunchtime Lectures from 1-2pm:

  1. De Valera: from revolution to politics
    Speaker: Dr Leeann Lane, DCU
    Respondent: Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, UCD
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  2. De Valera’s Ireland
    Speaker: Dr David McCullagh, RTÉ
    Respondent: Dr Caitríona Clear, NUI Galway
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  3. De Valera: the international dimension
    Speaker: Dr Michael Kennedy, RIA
    Respondent: Dr Jennifer Redmond, Maynooth University
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  4. De Valera’s vision for higher education and scholarship
    Speaker: Professor Mary Daly
    Respondent: Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn, DIAS
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Panel discussion from 12.30-2pm, 25 Nov: De Valera’s political, social and cultural legacy

  1. Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of NUI
  2. Dr Jennifer Redmond, Assistant Professor in Twentieth Century Irish History at MU;
    Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics at DCU;
    Lindsey Earner-Byrne, Professor of Irish Gender History at UCC;
    Pat Leahy, Political Editor at the Irish Times.
    Please click to view a recording of this talk