March 18, 2015
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland's leading historians. He is a Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and was the visiting Burns Library Scholar at Boston College from 2008-9. His books include the bestsellers The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera, and Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland. His most recent book is Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s. He appears regularly on radio and television, and his three-part television history of twentieth century Ireland, The Limits of Liberty, was broadcast on RTE in 2010.