DATE: October 2015 - March 2016
VENUE: University College Dublin
A commemorative series of seven public lectures in Irish on various aspects of life and culture in Ireland in the wake of the Easter Rising, 1916. The series title is borrowed from that of a celebrated short-story collection by one of early twentieth-century Ireland’s most beloved writers, Pádraic Ó Conaire. The ambiguity of the keyword ‘bua’, which can be translated as ‘triumph’ or ‘quality’, provides a suggestive point of departure for talks by experts in a wide range of fields on the transformative effects of the events of 1916 on music, literature, economics, architecture, visual arts, film & media and theatre.
The lectures will take place at 7pm in Theatre R, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield.
*15 October 2015: Peadar Ó Riada, on Music
12 November 2015: Dr Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, on the Visual Arts
10 December 2015: Professor Máirín Nic Eoin, on Literature
21 January 2016: Tarla MacGabhann, on Architecture
**19 February 2016: Dr Jerry White, on Cinema
3 March 2016: Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin, on the Media
7 April, 2016: Professor Cormac Ó Gráda, on Economics
*Léacht Uí Chadhain 2015.
**A bilingual lecture at 7pm in the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, as part of the conference Torthaí na Réabhlóide, organised by the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
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