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TIP O誰EILL CHAIR - JOHN HUME: A GUIDE TO INTERNET RESOURCES

 

A Biography
In His Own Words
In The Words of Others
Historical Speeches and Documents

 

A Biography

There are many sources available on the Internet which will give you background and biographical information on John Hume. Many are repetitive but some do contain slightly different information. A selection of these are presented here:

CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) Biographies of Prominent People during the Northern Ireland conflict charts Hume life history from his beginnings in Derry through to his resignation as leader of the SDLP in September 2001.
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/othelem/people/biography/hpeople.htm#hume

BBC: The Search For Peace gives the opportunity to listen to Hume痴 remarks on the Good Friday Agreement in 1998:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/230000/audio/_232425_hume_speech.ram
and his Nobel Peace prize Acceptance Speech also in 1998:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/230000/audio/_232425_hume_speech.ram
and also provides a profile of John Hume. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/northern_ireland/understanding/profiles/john_hume.stm

Academy of Achievement: A Museum of Living History presents the John Hume profile which is a short overview, a more detailed biographical account of his life and work, and an interview undertaken in June 2002 for the academy.
http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/hum0pro-1

 

In His Own Words

Numerous sources are available on the Internet which are the texts and video footage of the various interviews which Hume has given on tv. In addition, there are a number of university lectures available which Hume has delivered both locally and internationally on the topic of the Northern Ireland conflict in particular, and peace building more generally. They are presented here in reverse chronology.

Lecture: Europe of states or Europe of peoples? Lecture by Hume in 2004 which was given at the Universal Forum of Cultures 2004: Barcelona Conference. This lecture is available by video-clip as opposed to written text.
http://www.barcelona2004.org/eng/eventos/141%20preguntas/ficha.cfm?IdEvento=3303&IdTipoPest=10

Lecture: The Philosophy of Conflict Resolution. An honorary doctorate acceptance speech given by Hume at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, on 27 January 2003.
http://www.regis.edu/content/out/pdf/Hume.pdf

Lecture: The European Union A Transferable Model of Conflict Resolution. This was a lecture by Hume which was given at the Beyond Us and Them Conference at the Holiday Inn, Letterkenny, Ireland, on 16 April, 2003. It looks at some of the lessons which can be derived from the experiences of Europe and the impact of the European Union in Northern Ireland through its various structural programmes.
http://www.sdlp.ie/media/speeches/speechhumebeyondthemandus.shtm

Interview: CNN.Com/Community interviewed Hume in 2001. Entitled John Hume: Respecting differences in the peace process, this interview allowed chat participants to put various questions to Hume. John Hume joined CNN.com chat via telephone from Oslo, Norway. CNN provided a typist. This is an edited transcript of the interview which took place on Monday, December 10, 2001.
http://archives.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/12/10/hume.cnna/

Lecture: The Philosophy of Conflict Resolution. The Ford/MIT Nobel Laureate Lecture Series hosted a lecture by Hume on 15 October 2001. This is available here as a video-clip.
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/62/

Interview: ABC Foreign Correspondent (Australia) with Jennifer Byrne interviewed Hume in 2000 about his optimism for the implementation of the Agreement despite difficulties at that time.
http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/s225580.htm

Lecture: The Role of Public Administration to Restore Peace During and After an Internal Conflict. This lecture was presented by Hume at the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (Brussels) on 25 February 1999. The lecture was followed by a series of questions from the floor which are also presented here.
http://www.iiasiisa.be/iias/ahume/ahume.htm

Interview: PBS Online News Hour with Phil Ponce undertook an interview with Hume just after the announcement that Hume had won the Nobel peace prize in October 1998. Hume discusses the impact of the award on the Northern Ireland peace process and the obstacles to the peace process at that time.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/europe/july-dec98/hume_10-16.html

Le cture: The Irish Settlement: What Next? The 22nd Thomas Corbishley Memorial Lecture delivered by Hume in 1998. This lecture details the progress in the peace process and his assessment of the basic priorities for the new institutions in Northern Ireland which were established as part of the Agreement.
http://www.wpct.co.uk/lectures/1998.htm

Interview: BBC - On the Record. An interview between John Humphrys and Hume which took place on 5 April 1998. In this interview, Hume discusses the possibility of the political parties reaching agreement with only five days to go until Mitchell痴 talks deadline.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/intext/JOHN_HUME.5.4.98.html

Interview: John Hume Talks. The SoulSearching website which hosts this interview with Hume from 1998, is designed and maintained by the Irish Jesuits in conjunction with students, chaplains and staff from 3rd level college around the island of Ireland.
http://www.soulsearching.ie/srjohnhume.shtml

Book: A New Ireland: politics, peace and reconciliation in Ireland. Written by Hume in 1997, this books charts the development of Hume痴 political philosophy. An excerpt from the book is available here which charts Hume痴 bogside roots in Derry.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1568332092/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-7515262-9767363#reader-link

Lecture: College Street Journal - Mount Hoyoke College presents the text of a lecture by Hume, given at the college on 14 March 1995. In this lecture Hume discusses his first meeting with Ted Kennedy, an introduction to the 倉uarrel in Ireland and his thoughts on the role of the US in Northern Ireland.
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/comm/csj/950316SE/speech.html

Interview: BBC - On the Record. An interview between John Humphrys and Hume which took place on 15 December 1993. During the interview, Hume discussed the some of the content of the Hume/Adams dialogue and the potential key to unlocking the future of the Northern Ireland peace talks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/intext93-94/Hume5.12.93.html

Interview: BBC On The Record. An interview between John Humphrys and Hume which took place on 31 October 1993 detailing the intense political difficulties at that time, and some more of the details of the Hume-Adams initiative.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/intext93-94/Hume31.10.93.html

Interview: BBC On The Record. An interview between Sheena McDonald and John Hume on the 17 October 1993 in which Hume was asked specifically about the Hume/Adams plan for peace in Northern Ireland.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/intext93-94/Hume17.10.93.html

Article: The Irish Question: A British Problem? This was an article written by Hume for the journal Foreign Affairs, Winter 1979-1980. This article is available here to subscriber of the journal or can be purchased as a downloadable document. The introduction to the paper is presented free.
http://www.foreignaffairs.org/19791201faessay8217/john-hume/the-irish-question-a-british-problem.html

 

In The Words of Others

Newspaper Article: Simon Hattenstone, The Monday Interview: 選知 So Tired. An interview with John Hume and an analysis of his decision to step down as leader of the SDLP undertaken on 24 September 2001 in The Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,556950,00.html

Book: Gerard Murry, 'John Hume and the SDLP: impact and survival in Northern Ireland,' Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1998. This book looks at the origins and formation of the SDLP, the searcvh for an internal compromise 1975-1979, the Anglo-Irish process 1980-1985, the Hume/Adams dialogue and the path to peace, 1987-1997, and the international dimension and party organsiation. An extract from the book entitled 禅owards a Permanent Settlement is available here.
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/bmtalks/murray/murray98.htm

Newspaper article: David McKittrick, 全aturday Profile: John Hume: Architect of a new nation, 27 June 1998. In this article McKittrick presents a profile of Hume痴 involvement in the development of the peace process and the challenges which he faced with the new Assembly. The full text of this article is available freely to University of Ulster users by using the LexisNexis ™ website and entering your Athens login details.
http://web.lexis-nexis.com/xchange-international/athens

Book: Paul Routledge, 'John Hume: a biography,' Harper-Collins, London, 1997. This book looks at Hume痴 political progress over a thirty year period. No extract available online, but further details can be found here.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/000638739X/qid=1105611592 /ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-7700197-2734822

Book Review: Keeper of the faith: John Hume: A Biography by Paul Routledge. This review by Fintan O探oole in The Guardian on 13 November 1997 argues that the book is less a personal biography than a recounting of the Troubles through Hume's eyes. The full text of this article is available freely to University of Ulster users by using the LexisNexis ™ website and entering your Athens login details.
http://web.lexis-nexis.com/xchange-international/athens

Newspaper Article: Paul Routledge, 腺igger than any bomb; Some say his credibility is lost but the SDLP leader will fight on - Profile: John Hume, The Independent, 18 February 1996. In this article Routledge presents a profile of Hume against the backdrop of the breakdown of the IRA ceasefire in early February 1996. The full text of this article is available freely to University of Ulster users by using the LexisNexis ™ website and entering your Athens login details.
http://web.lexis-nexis.com/xchange-international/athens

Book Review: Nation shall Humespeak unto nation; JOHN HUME, PEACEMAKER by George Drower. This review by Fintan O探oole in The Guardian on 24 September 1995 reveals that Drower's book was published in anticipation of a Nobel Peace Prize for its subject (the last chapter is called "Nobel candidate"). The full text of this article is available freely to University of Ulster users by using the LexisNexis ™ website and entering your Athens login details.
http://web.lexis-nexis.com/xchange-international/athens

Newspaper Article: Owen Bowcott, 善eace envoy with a short spoon, The Guardian, 9 October 1993. In this profile Bowcott talks to Hume about the risks and the prospects of the peace process in light of the discussions between Hume and Adams. The full text of this article is available freely to University of Ulster users by using the LexisNexis ™ website and entering your Athens login details.
http://web.lexis-nexis.com/xchange-international/athens

 

Historical Speeches and Documents

Hume, John (2001), Hume痴 Last Speech As Party Leader at SDLP痴 31st Annual Party Conference, Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, Co. Down, Saturday 10th November 2001.
http://www.sdlp.ie/media/speeches/sdlp31stconference/prhumelastleaderspeech.shtm

Hume, John (1998) Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech , 10 December 1998. Oslo.
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/events/peace/docs/nobeljh.htm

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1997), Joint Statement issued by John Hume and Gerry Adams, (18 July 1997). Belfast: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1994), Fourth Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin, (28 August 1994). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1993), Third Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), (20 November 1993). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1993), Second Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), (25 September 1993). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1993), First Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), (24 April 1993). Derry: SDLP.

 


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