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The humanities and the Irish university: Anomalies and opportunities

Michael O'Sullivan


This is the first book-length study of the humanities from Newman to Bologna in the Irish context. It focuses on unique characteristics of university policy in the National University that constrained humanities education. Ireland was a deeply religious country throughout the twentieth century but the colleges of its National University never established a theology or religion department. The official first language of Ireland is Irish but virtually all teaching in the Arts and Humanities is in English. The book examines the influence of such anomalies on humanities education and on Irish soci ... More

Keywords: Humanities, Ireland, University, Education, Identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719088735
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719088735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael O'Sullivan, author