Spoken Latin in Cork

Spoken Latin in Cork

  • 23 Aug 2016

Dr Jason Harris from the School of History was recently interviewed on Newstalk Radio about Spoken Latin. New summer school available in Cork, June 2017.

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From Ulster to Rome: A Retrospective on Hugh O'Neill

From Ulster to Rome: A Retrospective on Hugh O'Neill

  • 06 Jun 2016

Dr Hiram Morgan and Dr James O'Neill recently organised a conference at the British School in Rome to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Hugh O'Neill (1550-1616). Vatican Radio interviewed Dr Morgan in relation to the event.

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Professor Geoffrey Roberts elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Professor Geoffrey Roberts elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy

  • 22 Mar 2016

Professor Geoffrey Roberts has been elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. 

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Irish Times Obituary of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly

Irish Times Obituary of Dr Jennifer O'Reilly

  • 12 Mar 2016

The Irish Times have published the obituary of our late colleague Dr Jennifer O'Reilly.

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Women Insurgents of 1916 - a play by the UCC Staff Drama Society

Women Insurgents of 1916 - a play by the UCC Staff Drama Society

  • 21 Feb 2016

UCC Staff Drama Society (UCC Players) are delighted to announce ‘Women Insurgents of 1916: Their Stories’, directed by Finola Doyle O’Neill of the School of History.

Date: April  22rd and 23th

Time: 7pm

Venue: Cork Women’s Gaol, Sundays Well.

Fee : €5. Tickets can be purchased at the Student Centre Main Desk in the O’Rahilly Building or at the Western Gateway Building Reception.

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The Crime and the Silence

The Crime and the Silence

  • 31 Jan 2016

The Crime and the Silence reviewed by Professor Geoffrey Roberts in The Irish Examiner. 

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“ Cultures of Commemoration and the Children of the Rising ”

“ Cultures of Commemoration and the Children of the Rising ”

  • 31 Jan 2016

Dr Caoimhe Nic Dhaibheid

University of Sheffield

 

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The Rising of poets and playwrights? The arts and the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Rising of poets and playwrights? The arts and the 1916 Easter Rising.

  • 18 Jan 2016

University College Cork, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January 2016

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1916-2016

1916-2016

  • 11 Jan 2016

The School of History is pleased to announce the establishment of a partnership arrangement with the Irish Examiner with regard to its coverage of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, and the subsequent landmark events through to the end of the Civil War. 

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1916: Old Perspectives; New Rows

1916: Old Perspectives; New Rows

  • 08 Jan 2016

will be held at the

Aula Maxima, University College Cork,

Friday 22nd January, 7.30 p.m.

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“Irish Soldiers in American Civil War: New Sources, New Insights”

“Irish Soldiers in American Civil War: New Sources, New Insights”

  • 08 Jan 2016

Seminar Room, ‘Tyrconnell’, School of History

 

(‘Tyrconnell’ is on Perrott Ave, the road that leads from College Road to Hayfield Manor hotel - the first house on the right)

 Time:  4 pm

 Date:  Thursday 14 January 2016

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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2016

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2016

  • 05 Jan 2016

Applications are invited for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2016 

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Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland

Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland

  • 16 Dec 2015

Dublin, 6-7th July 2016

Venue: The National Library of Ireland 

The relationship between Ireland and the rest of the British Isles has a long and complex history. One key dimension has been the connections and interactions between the various media of communication – print and electronic – which have mediated this relationship. This conference seeks to address this important, but relatively neglected, topic at a timely moment in the history of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales drawing on the work of historians with specialisms that span the period from the late 17th to the 20th century.

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From Famine to Freedom

From Famine to Freedom

  • 16 Dec 2015

The 5th Annual International Famine Conference

Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park

17th-19th June, 2016

‘From Famine to Freedom’

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The Brave Journey of the Everyman: Quaker Influences on the Catholic Monk and Peace Activist Thomas Merton


The Brave Journey of the Everyman: Quaker Influences on the Catholic Monk and Peace Activist Thomas Merton


  • 10 Dec 2015

A talk by James G. R. Cronin (School of History, UCC) as part of international events marking the centenary of Thomas Merton (1915-68)

Sunday, 13 December in the Quaker Meeting House in Summerhill South, 12.30pm. 

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UCC School of History Outreach event

UCC School of History Outreach event

  • 23 Nov 2015

UCC School of History Outreach event: Dr Detmar Klein speaking to an audience of 200 secondary school students from schools in Cork City, Skibbereen, Waterford and Midleton. 

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The Gaybo Revolution: How Gay Byrne Challenged Irish Society By Finola Doyle O' Neill

The Gaybo Revolution: How Gay Byrne Challenged Irish Society By Finola Doyle O' Neill

  • 19 Nov 2015

It is no exaggeration to call Gay Byrne a colossus of the Irish broadcasting scene. Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, as host of both the Late Late Show and the Gay Byrne Show, he played a seminal role in the shift in Irish society and culture from the Church-dominated fearful state of the early 1960s to the modern multicultural Ireland we live in today.

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Letters of 1916

Letters of 1916

  • 13 Nov 2015

The Library and the School of History are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Cork launch of the ‘Letters of 1916’ project on Thursday 26 November, details of the schedule for which can be found below. The event is open to all members of the UCC community and the public who may wish to attend the proceedings.

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UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully speaks on medieval maps

UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully speaks on medieval maps

  • 09 Nov 2015

UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully recently delivered presentations on medieval maps in Cork and London. He spoke about images of Ireland and the Irish on medieval English maps and manuscripts at the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery’s autumn lunchtime lecture series (6th November). 

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Putin's United Nations

Putin's United Nations

  • 01 Oct 2015

At the annual opening of the UN General Assembly Russia's President Vladimir Putin made it abundantly clear the West's business-as-usual approach to solving the world problems is outdated and counterproductive. This approach manufactures problems like the crisis in Syria. Follow RT's CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Edward Lozansky, and Geoffrey Roberts.

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Beamish & Crawford brewers left their mark on Cork

Beamish & Crawford brewers left their mark on Cork

  • 29 Oct 2015

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Waterford Revolutionary Roadshow

Waterford Revolutionary Roadshow

  • 04 Nov 2015

History's Revolutionary Roadshow receives extensive media coverage

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A safe place for ships: The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference, Schedule
Refugee – more knowledge and less fear. Conversations on the current refugee crisis

Refugee – more knowledge and less fear. Conversations on the current refugee crisis

  • 13 Oct 2015

Refugee – more knowledge and less fear. Conversations on the current refugee crisis.

Thursday 15 October 2015

4-6pm, Boole 2

Open to all

 

 

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School of History and the Decorative Arts

School of History and the Decorative Arts

  • 13 Oct 2015

The School of History is contributing to public awareness of the history of Irish decorative arts in this centenary of commemorations, featured in The Irish Times.  

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The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference `

The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference `

  • 08 Oct 2015

 ‘A Safe Place for Ships’:

The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference `

University College Cork

Friday, 16 October – Saturday, 17 October

 

 

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IRC-funded Monastic Ireland Project features in the latest volume of Archaeology Ireland

IRC-funded Monastic Ireland Project features in the latest volume of Archaeology Ireland

  • 08 Oct 2015

The IRC-funded Monastic Ireland Project on which Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton is one of investigators, features in the latest volume of Archaeology Ireland

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History Seminar

History Seminar

  • 07 Oct 2015
 
Professor Gavin Foster of Concordia University Montreal 
 
presenting
 
 "Trench Coats and Top Hats: The Sartorial Manifestations of Politics and Status during and after the Irish Civil War.” 
 
Venue:  Seminar Room, Tyrconnell. 
 
Time:  4 pm
 
Date:  8 October 2015
 
 

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‘“The Rising of poets and playwrights”? The arts and the 1916 Easter Rising’ Conference in University College Cork, 29-30 January 2016

‘“The Rising of poets and playwrights”? The arts and the 1916 Easter Rising’ Conference in University College Cork, 29-30 January 2016

  • 29 Sep 2015

Proposals for papers of up to 20 minutes duration are invited for the fourth conference in the series ‘Cork studies in the Irish revolution’, on the subject of the role of art and artists in connection with the 1916 Easter Rising, which is to be held in University College Cork in Ireland, on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January, 2016.

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UCC medievalist Diarmuid Scully gives a keynote lecture in Cardiff

UCC medievalist Diarmuid Scully gives a keynote lecture in Cardiff

  • 23 Sep 2015

UCC medievalist Diarmuid Scully gave a keynote lecture at Medieval Myths and British Identities: Past, Present and Future, an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference held at Cardiff University on 18th September 2015. 

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Surveying Kilcrea

Surveying Kilcrea

  • 25 Sep 2015

The Monastic Ireland Project and the Discovery Programme carried out a survey of the Franciscan friary and castle of Kilcrea, Co. Cork. 

Pictured: Dr Anne-Julie Lafaye, Dr Małgorzata D’Aughton, both work on the IRC-funded Monastic Ireland Project pictured together with Dr Ger Dowling, Discovery Programme.

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Playback of the State funeral of Thomas Kent

Playback of the State funeral of Thomas Kent

  • 22 Sep 2015

The State funeral of Thomas Kent, took place in his home village in Cork on Friday, 18th September 2015. He one of 16 men executed following the 1916 Rising. UCC historians Gabriel Doherty and John Borgonovo contributed historical commentaries to the RTE broadcast, watch full playback online here. 

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UCC Historians

UCC Historians

  • 17 Sep 2015

Thomas Kent was one of the men executed in 1916 following the Easter Rising, and one of only two executed outside Dublin (the other was Roger Casement). Kent’s  remains  will be taken tomorrow (Friday) from Cork Prison and buried in Castlelyons at a State Funeral after the general public have paid their respects in Collins Barracks this evening.

 

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History is essential to the creative economy and teaches students skills of critical thinking and analysis much sought by employers

History is essential to the creative economy and teaches students skills of critical thinking and analysis much sought by employers

  • 16 Sep 2015

On 9 September, the School of History, UCC held a symposium on Applied History that involved the speakers with experience in the areas of heritage, education, career guidance, outreach, business and diplomacy. In a rapidly changing world of employment where traditional career pathways for history graduates are becoming increasingly more difficult, history educators are faced with challenges of providing knowledge while equipping the students with important transferable skills.

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Commemorating 1916

Commemorating 1916

  • 16 Sep 2015

Cork County Library Local Studies Department is hosting a talk by Gabriel Doherty of UCC; “1916 and Beyond” on Thursday 1st Oct at 1.30pm at the County Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road.

The talk will be the first in a series of activities being organised by Cork County Library to mark the 1916 commemorations. Gabriel Doherty, of UCC’s School of History, is also on the Expert Advisory Group on Commemoration to mark the Decades of Centenaries.



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The state funeral of Thomas Kent

The state funeral of Thomas Kent

  • 15 Sep 2015

The state funeral of Thomas Kent, one of those executed for their actions in 1916, will be taking place in Cork this week see details. 

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Welcoming new students: a full house for First Year History at UCC

Welcoming new students: a full house for First Year History at UCC

  • 08 Sep 2015

First Year students packed Boole 3 for their Introduction to History session.

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Applied History Symposium: Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates

Applied History Symposium: Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates

  • 02 Sep 2015

Applied History Symposium: Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates

 

9 September 2015, Council Room, North Wing, University College Cork

 

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Treasures of Irish Christianity Volume III: To the Ends of the Earth

Treasures of Irish Christianity Volume III: To the Ends of the Earth

  • 01 Sep 2015

The voyage of St Brendan in search of the Promised Land of the Saints, and Friar Simon Fitzsimon’s journey from Ireland to the Holy Land in 1323 represent UCC History staff’s contribution to the recently published Treasures of Irish Christianity Volume III: To the Ends of the Earth (Veritas: Dublin, 2015), edited by Salvador Ryan. 

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Features and Reviews

Features and Reviews

  • 31 Aug 2015

Read a feature on Irish heroes of the Second World War and a review of a biography of Frederick the Great by Prof Geoffrey Roberts

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Remembering Victory

Remembering Victory

  • 17 Aug 2015
For those of you who missed it first time round, RT has re-broadcast Remembering Victory, a discussion with Peter Lavelle, Prof Geoff Roberts and others on the lessons of the Second World War.
 
 

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Apocalypse, monsters, time, space and the greatest surviving medieval world

Apocalypse, monsters, time, space and the greatest surviving medieval world

  • 07 Aug 2015

Apocalypse, monsters, time, space and the greatest surviving medieval world-map were among the topics of an intensive workshop at the School of History, UCC on Wednesday 4th August. 

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Fallout from first nuclear attack lingers

Fallout from first nuclear attack lingers

  • 05 Aug 2015

6 August 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, which killed 70,000. Prof Geoffrey Roberts looks at how and why we ushered in the age of the megaton bomb.

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Conversations on the Hereford World-Map: A Work-Shop

Conversations on the Hereford World-Map: A Work-Shop

  • 04 Aug 2015

Dr Asa Mittman, Art and Art History Department, California State University, Chico and Dr Diarmuid Scully, School of History, UCC

Wednesday 5th August, 2015

Seminar Room, Tyrconnel Building, School of History, UCC

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O'Donovan Rossa centenary commemoration

O'Donovan Rossa centenary commemoration

  • 13 Jul 2015

The centenary commemoration of the death of the Cork Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa continues this week, with the following events scheduled in west Cork

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New publication in medieval history

New publication in medieval history

  • 02 Jul 2015

A recent publication from Four Courts Press titled The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world coedited by Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes & Melissa Herman includes amongst its contributors two UCC medievalists, Dr Małgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton and Dr Diarmuid Scully.

 

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Summer Conferring

Summer Conferring

  • 23 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Dr Ruairi O'Sullivan & Dr Michael Dwyer who were conferred this week.

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Friars Walk/ Intersections Project

Friars Walk/ Intersections Project

  • 10 Jun 2015

Friars Walk/ Intersections Project

Dates: 19 June/ Friday (9pm), 20 June/ Saturday (3pm, 9pm), 21 June/ Sun (3pm)

Venue: Ennismore Meditation Centre
Tickets: Regular Price €10
Duration: 1 hour

 

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

  • 08 May 2015

Prof Geoffrey Roberts marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on the anniversaries of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on 8 May 1945 and the end of Russia's Great Patriotic War on 9 May 1945.

 

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Frontline Ukraine

Frontline Ukraine

  • 07 May 2015

Account of Kiev’s conflict explores Russophobic misconception.

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Western boycott of the 70th anniversary Victory Parade in Moscow

Western boycott of the 70th anniversary Victory Parade in Moscow

  • 06 May 2015

Prof Geoffrey Roberts is critical of the western boycott of the 70th anniversary Victory Parade in Moscow. Read his letter in the Financial Times (06 May 2015)

 

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70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

  • 05 May 2015

The Soviets were crucial to the Allied victory in WW2, but 70 years on there is a rift again, says Prof Geoffrey Roberts

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Funding for International Students

Funding for International Students

  • 21 Apr 2015

The CACSSS Graduate School is pleased to announce two new incentives for non-EU students to choose UCC for their postgraduate studies (see details). 

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Review: Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov edited by Geoffrey Roberts

Review: Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov edited by Geoffrey Roberts

  • 20 Apr 2015

Georgy Zhukov was a great general and one of the USSR’s great military survivors – both of the Great Patriotic War and Josef Stalin’s subsequent mad purges of the Soviet army. 

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The battle for Douglas, 1922: St Columba's church

The battle for Douglas, 1922: St Columba's church

  • 15 Apr 2015

Dr John Borgonovo, of the School of History, University College Cork, will give a talk on the Battle for Douglas-Rochestown, which was a key engagement in the Irish Civil War, in the Parish Assembly Room, St Columba’s church, Douglas, at 8pm on Thursday April 23rd

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Comóradh Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa, 1831–1915

Comóradh Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa, 1831–1915

  • 19 Mar 2015

Satharn 11 Aibreán 2015

Ionad an Pharóiste/Parish Centre – 3.00 p.m.

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The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

  • 18 Mar 2015

The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

6.00 pm

Aula Maxima

University College Cork

 

Professor J. J. Lee

'Interpreting 1916'

 

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Military History at A Crossroads: the Behavioural Turn

Military History at A Crossroads: the Behavioural Turn

  • 13 Mar 2015

Professor Gregory Hanlon

(University Research Professor, Dalhousie University)

"Military History at A Crossroads:  the Behavioural Turn"

ORB 1. 24 Monday March 16 at 14. 30

 

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Kathleen Harriman

Kathleen Harriman

  • 10 Mar 2015

The magazine of the Harriman Institute for Russian Studies at Columbia University has published an article by UCC’s  Professor Geoffrey Roberts about the fascinating wartime correspondence of  Kathleen Harriman. 

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Book Review

Book Review

  • 09 Mar 2015

Neither Unionist Nor Nationalist: The 10th (Irish) Division in the Great War StephenSandford, Irish Academic Press, €24.95 

 

 

 

 

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Professor J. J. Lee 'Interpreting 1916'

Professor J. J. Lee 'Interpreting 1916'

  • 04 Mar 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

6.00 pm

Aula Maxima

University College Cork

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Yalta 70th anniversary

Yalta 70th anniversary

  • 02 Mar 2015

Professor Geoffrey Roberts of UCC's School of History shared the platform with Sergey Naryshkin, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma, at a conference in Moscow last week on the 70th anniversary of the Yalta summit of Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt. Professor Roberts spoke on "The Yalta Myths: Western Views on the Crimean Conference".

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Polish scholar's visit to the School of History

Polish scholar's visit to the School of History

  • 02 Mar 2015

Dr Wiktor Szymborski from the Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow will deliver four seminars dealing with indulgences in medieval Poland. Seminars will take between 9 and 13 March 2015. Dr Szymborki’s visit is supported by the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Programme and the School of History, UCC.

 

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CrossTalk: 70th anniversary of Yalta Conference

CrossTalk: 70th anniversary of Yalta Conference

  • 26 Feb 2015

Seventy years ago the ‘Big Three’ – Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin – met at Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula. Their mission was to map out a peace plan after the final destruction of Nazi Germany. Since then the word Yalta has taken on a variety of historical meanings. Prof Geoffrey Roberts stresses that the Yalta Conference took place on Soviet soil to symbolize the crucial role Russia played during the Second World War. In Russia the memory of Yalta is positively remembered, but its memory in the West is clouded by the Ukrainian crisis. 

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School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2015

School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2015

  • 24 Feb 2015

Picture: Professor David Ryan, Head of School of History, presents the John B. O’Brien Annual Prize in History to Caroline Sheehan, at the School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2015.

 

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Quintessential cold war lesson remains true today

Quintessential cold war lesson remains true today

  • 23 Feb 2015

Letter to the FT by Prof Geoffrey Roberts

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Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

  • 18 Feb 2015

The Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project supported by the CACSSS Creative Practice Support Fund runs a series of workshops that aim to develop an original performance piece based on an Irish medieval travel text. The performance will be staged in conjunction with the Cork Midsummer Festival 2015 and directed by Chrissie Poulter. The project jointly coordinated by Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, UCC School of History and Dr Bernadette Cronin, UCC Drama and Theatre Studies brings together Irish and international creative artists and researchers.

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"Je Suis Geoffrey Roberts": A Petition Against Censorship in France Today

  • 16 Feb 2015

“Stalin's Wars” by Prof Geoffrey Roberts is subject to censorship by the Sorbonne. The international scholarly community urges all who say, "Je Suis Charlie Hebdo", "Je Suis Geoffrey Roberts, "Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953." Read the story.

 

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Irish mother and baby homes return to the news

Irish mother and baby homes return to the news

  • 12 Feb 2015

Dr Michael Dwyer's research features in today's Irish Examiner. Michael discovered a 1945 report in the Irish Medical Journal documenting three separate diphtheria outbreaks among infants in one of the country’s mother and baby homes that had 100% mortality rates.

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Monastic Ireland A.D. 1100-1700: Landscape & Settlement

Monastic Ireland A.D. 1100-1700: Landscape & Settlement

  • 10 Feb 2015

Two lectures on monasticism in March and a workshop in April, Trinity College Dublin

 

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70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

  • 02 Feb 2015

The commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army has been marred by controversy. Prof Geoffrey Roberts reflects on the role the Red Army played in the camp’s liberation.

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NUI Awards and Scholarships 2015

NUI Awards and Scholarships 2015

  • 29 Jan 2015

NUI Awards and Scholarships 2015

The National University of Ireland is pleased to offer a range of awards for competition in 2015 to NUI graduates and students of the NUI constituent universities (UCD, UCC, Maynooth University and NUI Galway) and recognised colleges in the NUI federal system.

 

 

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War at a Distance in Irish Romanticism? Gerald Griffin's

War at a Distance in Irish Romanticism? Gerald Griffin's "Card-Drawing"

  • 27 Jan 2015

You are cordially invited to the School of History’s next Research Seminar presentation on Monday 2nd February.

Professor Claire Connolly will deliver a paper: ‘War at a Distance in Irish Romanticism? Gerald Griffin's "Card-Drawing" (1827)’. The paper will deal with aspects of the national tale in the context of the Napoleonic wars.

 

 

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The End of Angelica's Book

The End of Angelica's Book

  • 27 Jan 2015

The End of Angelica's Book

Prof. Brendan Dooley

Thursday 29th January 3pm-5pm

O’Rahilly Building G42 South

 

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Monastic Ireland research seminar

Monastic Ireland research seminar

  • 27 Jan 2015

 Monastic Ireland research seminar. 

Dr Anne-Julie Lafaye, ‘History, landscape and archaeology of the Dominicans in the boroughs and cities of Leinster’.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, O’Rahilly Building, Room 244, 5pm.  

Dr Anne-Julie Lafaye is a Research Fellow with the IRC funded project ‘Mona

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Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention

Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention

  • 15 Jan 2015

This timely study explores the dilemmas of US intervention within the broad context of the history of foreign policy in America and with a specific focus on the Obama administration. Framed by three dominant US narratives centred on the desire to feel good, safe, and strong, Prof David Ryan and Dr David Fitzgerald analyse the tactical use of language and 'lessons' of history and how these have shaped Washington's decisions, discourses, policies and interventions in particular ways.

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Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

  • 07 Jan 2015

The Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project supported by the College of ACSSS Creative Practice Support Fund will run a series of workshops that aim to develop an original performance piece based on an Irish medieval travel text. The project jointly coordinated by Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, UCC School of History and Dr Bernadette Cronin, UCC Drama and Theatre Studies brings together Irish and international creative artists and researchers.

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History Seminar 12 January 2015

History Seminar 12 January 2015

  • 06 Jan 2015

Professor Christophe Gillissen will deliver a paper: ‘France and the Irish application to the EEC: comments on the 1962 meeting between de Gaulle and Lemass’. The paper will examine the evidence for this important meeting, and consider its implications. The seminar will be held in the Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 12noon, on Monday 12th January. Tyronnell is located on Perrot Avenue, leading to Hayfield Manor. 

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Boole Bicentennial

Boole Bicentennial

  • 05 Jan 2015

In 2015, University College Cork celebrates the bicentenary of George Boole, 1815-64. 

 

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A Boolean Christmas in Cork, 1850

A Boolean Christmas in Cork, 1850

  • 23 Dec 2014

As Boolean bicentennial celebrations approach the university archives reproduce a letter from George Boole (1815-1864) recounting how he spent Christmas in Cork in 1850

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Evolution and the Hygienic City: Darwinian Medicine in fin-de-siècle Belfast
Funded by: Strategic DEL Studentship

Evolution and the Hygienic City: Darwinian Medicine in fin-de-siècle Belfast Funded by: Strategic DEL Studentship

  • 23 Dec 2014

The project will examine the arguments and activities of an influential group of medical practitioners who advocated public health measures strongly shaped by evolutionary theory in the period 1880-1925. Attention will be given to medical professionals such as William Graham (1859-1917), James Alexander Lindsay (1856-1931) and Johnson Symington (1851-1924) and public health activists like Henry O’Neill (1853-1914). Their promotion of evolutionary medicine will be set within specific spaces of medical inquiry and practice and traced across more diffuse scientific, political and print/periodical debates about public health and evolution. There is scope to revise these parameters and explore other spaces crucial to the pursuit of evolutionary medicine in Britain and Ireland between 1880 and 1940. 

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English images of Ireland - exploring a medieval  manuscript

English images of Ireland - exploring a medieval manuscript

  • 15 Dec 2014

Dr Diarmuid Scully explored one of the National Library’s most important medieval manuscripts at a research seminar in Trinity College Dublin.

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Remembering the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949

Remembering the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949

  • 15 Dec 2014

Prof Geoff Roberts and Dr David Fitzgerald discuss the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949 on Newstalk FM Talking History.

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Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Russia Today

Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Russia Today

  • 10 Dec 2014

Ukraine is wedged in the middle. The political establishment in Kiev has made it clear it wants membership in some of the West’s most elite clubs, like NATO and the EU - clearly a turn away from Russia. But the question is: does the West really care? CrossTalking with Geoffrey Roberts, Mark Sleboda and Jonathan Steele. 

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The Bandon Valley Massacre ( April 1922 Revisited )

The Bandon Valley Massacre ( April 1922 Revisited )

  • 08 Dec 2014
“Something of the Nature of a Massacre”: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited Dr Andy Bielenberg and Dr John Borgonovo, moderated by Dr O Drisceoil, School of History, UCC

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MONASTIC IRELAND website launched

MONASTIC IRELAND website launched

  • 08 Dec 2014

The Monastic Ireland project is led by Dr Rachel Moss (PI, TCD), Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Discovery Programme), and Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton (UCC). The project investigates the role of the religious orders in the establishment and development of urban and rural settlement across Ireland, placing the Irish studies in a broader European context.

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Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Competition 2015

Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Competition 2015

  • 05 Dec 2014

Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Competition 2015 Now Open

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Vaccine trials story continues

Vaccine trials story continues

  • 05 Dec 2014

The Irish Examiner continues to run with the vaccine trials story all this week.

Research carried out by Michael Dwyer, School of History, UCC. 

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Medieval Ireland: Territorial, political and economic divisions

Medieval Ireland: Territorial, political and economic divisions

  • 05 Dec 2014

Medieval Ireland
Territorial, political and economic divisions 
Paul MacCotter

New in Paperback


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Schools Outreach

Schools Outreach

  • 05 Dec 2014

The School of History engages in an active schools outreach programme.

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New vaccine trials revealed

New vaccine trials revealed

  • 01 Dec 2014

Research undertaken by School of History historian Michael Dwyer has revealed that further previously unknown vaccine trials were undertaken in Irish children’s residential institutions in the 1960s. Dwyer’s research findings feature prominently in the Irish Examiner and call on the government to re-open an inquiry into this particularly dark chapter of Irish history.

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‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea

‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea

  • 25 Nov 2014

‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea

Maritime History Conference

Friday, 28 November–Saturday, 29 November Main UCC Campus:

Electrical Engineering BLDG, L‐1, University College Cork

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The Ukrainian crisis

The Ukrainian crisis

  • 20 Nov 2014

Prof Geoffrey Roberts spoke on the Ukrainian crisis at a meeting of the Law Society of Ireland in Dublin on 13 November. 

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Media control during Ireland’s revolutionary decade

Media control during Ireland’s revolutionary decade

  • 18 Nov 2014

Dr Donal O’Drisceoil will deliver a paper: ‘Sledgehammers, blue pencils and the rough first draft: media control during Ireland’s revolutionary decade’. The seminar will be held in the Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 12noon, on Monday 24th November

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A new edited volume on the life of Canon Sheehan

A new edited volume on the life of Canon Sheehan

  • 18 Nov 2014

A new edited volume on the life of the famous Cork priest, author and social activist Canon P.A. Sheehan, whose name is indelibly associated with Doneraile in county Cork, will be launched at 5pm on Thursday 27 November in the Aula Maxima, UCC. 

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Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, Seventh Annual Conference

Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, Seventh Annual Conference

  • 12 Nov 2014

Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland

 

Seventh Annual Conference

‘Home thoughts from abroad: History, the Press and Diaspora’

 

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 November 2014

University College Cork, Ireland

 

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‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea

‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea

  • 12 Nov 2014
Friday, 28 November–Saturday, 29 November Main UCC Campus:
Electrical Engineering BLDG, L‐1, University College Cork

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Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

  • 10 Nov 2014

Stalin, Vol. 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stephen Kotkin

Allen Lane, £30

Review by Prof Geoffrey Roberts

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School of History/Polish cultural festival 2014

School of History/Polish cultural festival 2014

  • 04 Nov 2014

Showing of feature film on the life and killing of Blessed Fr Jerzy Popieluszko

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Lecture - The Battles of Clontarf and Peipus compared: making national history in Ireland and Russia

Lecture - The Battles of Clontarf and Peipus compared: making national history in Ireland and Russia

  • 23 Oct 2014

Dr Andrey Mashinyan, Director of the Irish Cultural Institute, State University of St Petersburg, Russia, will deliver a lecture at 5.00pm in the Seminar Room 1, Silverdale (located above the College Rd car park), School of History, on Tuesday, 28 October next 

 

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UCC marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius

UCC marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius

  • 21 Oct 2014

UCC historians and scientists mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius

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East German intelligence and Ireland during the Cold War

East German intelligence and Ireland during the Cold War

  • 17 Oct 2014

East German intelligence and Ireland, 1949–90 Espionage, terrorism and diplomacy by Prof Jérôme aan de Wiel forthcoming from Manchester University Press

 

 

 

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History Research Seminar

History Research Seminar

  • 16 Oct 2014

 ‘Language-Shift in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A New Interpretation’,  Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 12noon, next Monday, 20th October

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BBC documentary on St Columbanus

BBC documentary on St Columbanus

  • 13 Oct 2014

Dr Damian Bracken, School of History, to take part in a BBC documentary on the life and writings of the Irish saint Columbanus. 

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Stalin's Wars translated into French

Stalin's Wars translated into French

  • 02 Oct 2014

Read interview with Prof Geoffrey Roberts for the French history magazine Guerres et Histoire

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Erasmus in the Classroom: Renaissance Language Reform

Erasmus in the Classroom: Renaissance Language Reform

  • 25 Sep 2014

Dr Jason Harris will present his research as part of the School of History School of History’s Research Seminar Series on Monday (29th September).

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Western policy and moral posturing poses a danger to Russia

Western policy and moral posturing poses a danger to Russia

  • 25 Sep 2014

Prof Geoffrey Roberts shares the text of his letter published as lead letter in the FT on 24 September under the headline "Western policy and moral posturing poses a danger to Russia".

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Frank O’Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher

Frank O’Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher

  • 17 Sep 2014

Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil discusses Frank O'Connor and censorship. Ó Drisceoil's history of censorship in 20th-century Ireland will be published next year.

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WHAI Prize

WHAI Prize

  • 08 Sep 2014

MacCurtain/Cullen Prize in Irish women’s History 2014

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Warrior in Silk Stockings: The Wartime Correspondence of Kathleen Harriman

Warrior in Silk Stockings: The Wartime Correspondence of Kathleen Harriman

  • 10 Sep 2014

Professor Geoff Roberts, School of History, will present a paper, ‘Warrior in Silk Stockings: The Wartime Correspondence of Kathleen Harriman’ 12noon, Monday, 15th September in the Tyrconnell Seminar Room, Tyrconnell is located on Perrott Avenue.

 

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Ireland and the Great War

Ireland and the Great War

  • 07 Sep 2014

Gabriel Doherty, School of History, is organising a special event, exclusively for teachers and pupils of History in Cork city and county, to mark the centenary in August/September of the participation of Ireland in World War One, the passage of the home rule bill into law, and the famous recruiting speech by John Redmond in Woodenbridge, co. Wicklow. It’s going to be held in the Windle anatomy building on Friday 19 September, from 11am to 1pm.

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Remembering the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944

Remembering the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944

  • 15 Aug 2014

The carnage that followed the doomed Warsaw Uprising of 1944 raises the question what was it all for — and who was responsible for its failure, writes Prof Geoffrey Roberts.

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Ireland, Wales, and the First World War: History, Myth, and Cultural Memory

Ireland, Wales, and the First World War: History, Myth, and Cultural Memory

  • 15 Aug 2014

Ireland, Wales, and the First World War: History, Myth, and Cultural Memory

An Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network

September 10-12, 2014, Cardiff University

 

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100th anniversary of the start of World War 1

100th anniversary of the start of World War 1

  • 28 Jul 2014

On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 RTÉ looks at the Great War from Ireland's perspective.

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Lenin’s Terror by James Ryan

Lenin’s Terror by James Ryan

  • 10 Jul 2014

Lenin’s Terror by James Ryan now available as a paperback

 

 

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What can Obama do to improve situation in Iraq?

What can Obama do to improve situation in Iraq?

  • 13 Jun 2014

President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing a range of options for countering the violent Islamic insurgency in Iraq, but he warned government leaders in Baghdad the U.S. will not take military action unless they move to address deep political troubles (Source: AP) Listen back to Prof David Ryan, Chair of Modern History at University College Cork, presenting his assessment on RTE’s News at One. 

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Six doctoral candidates graduate in History

Six doctoral candidates graduate in History

  • 13 Jun 2014

School of History graduates six doctoral candidates in the summer conferring on Thursday 12 June 2014 in Devere Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn / Students’ Centre, University College Cork. 

 

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Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis

Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis

  • 12 Jun 2014

Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis

  

Roundtable Discussion:

 

Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis

  

Tomorrow, Friday 13 June, 1.00pm

 

West Wing 5

  

All Welcome

 

  

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Public Lecture: Krishnan Srinivasan

Public Lecture: Krishnan Srinivasan

  • 10 Jun 2014

Public Lecture

 

Krishnan Srinivasan, will lecture on

 

‘Emerging or Submerging? Europe’s Future Transactions with Emerging Asia’

 

on

 

Thursday 12 June, 4.00 pm

 

in

 

West Wing 5

 

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Marshal of Victory

Marshal of Victory

  • 09 Jun 2014

H-Diplo Review Essay on Georgy Zhukov. Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov. Ed. Geoffrey Roberts. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military. 2013. xxxvii + 453 + 534pp. Illustration, notes, index. ISBN: 978-178159-291-5 (hardcover, £40). 

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Secret drug trials in child homes

Secret drug trials in child homes

  • 06 Jun 2014

Scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials, it emerged today.
Michael Dwyer, postgraduate in the School of History, uncovered child vaccination data in old medical files.

 

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‘Tuam babies’ mass grave allegations

‘Tuam babies’ mass grave allegations

  • 06 Jun 2014

Dr. Sarah Anne Buckley from NUIG (doctorate in History from UCC) is calling for an oral history to be compiled as part of the investigations that have been sparked by the discovery of a mass babies' grave in Galway.

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Thousands mark 70 years since D-Day invasion

Thousands mark 70 years since D-Day invasion

  • 06 Jun 2014

Meticulous planning and air and naval superiority meant D-Day was unlikely to fail, writes Professor Geoffrey Roberts

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Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Newstalk’s “Talking History”

Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Newstalk’s “Talking History”

  • 04 Jun 2014

Prof Geoffrey Roberts participated in an expert panel discussion on “Operation Barbarossa” and the significance of the Battle of Kursk, broadcast over the June bank holiday weekend. Listen back on Talking History

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UCC historian is consultant in new Ken Loach film

UCC historian is consultant in new Ken Loach film

  • 27 May 2014

A new Ken Loach film, set during the 1930s, has premiered in Cannes entitled “Jimmy’s Hall”. Dr. Donal O Drisceoil, School of History, is the film’s historical consultant.  

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What Would George Kennan Say About Ukraine?
'Revolutionary Beauty' book launch

'Revolutionary Beauty' book launch

  • 21 May 2014

Revolutionary Beauty: The Radical Photomontages of John Heartfield (University of California Press, 2014).

by Dr. Sabine T. Kriebel, History of Art, School of History, UCC

For details visit University of California Press

 

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • 09 May 2014

The School of History hopes to offer the following scholarships and grants during the academic year 2014/15. Open link to access full list. 

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‘History & Archives Week’ @ Cork City and County Archives

‘History & Archives Week’ @ Cork City and County Archives

  • 08 Apr 2014

‘History & Archives Week’ @ Cork City and County Archives

4 free lectures for the Lifelong Learning Festival connecting our local archives with historical research

@ Cork Archives, Seamus Murphy Building, Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool, Cork,

Tuesday 8 April – Friday 11 April 2014 (2:30pm daily)

 

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Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Symposium

Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Symposium

  • 12 Mar 2014

Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: 

Historical Perspectives & 

Future Objectives

One-day Symposium at

Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Friday 28 March.

Places are limited so registration is advised

Register at disarmamentsymposium@gmail.com

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The 'Revolutionary decade roadshow' in Kerry

The 'Revolutionary decade roadshow' in Kerry

  • 11 Mar 2014

The School of History, University College Cork,

The Trustees of Muckross House, Killarney, Kerry County Museum

and

Kerry County Council

present 

Kerry’s ‘Revolutionary Decade’ Roadshow

 The School House,

Muckross House

Saturday 29 March 2014

10.30am-3pm

 

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Radio Radio- 90 years of radio in Ireland

Radio Radio- 90 years of radio in Ireland

  • 10 Mar 2014

The BBC in Northern Ireland beamed into Ireland in March 1924. Eddie Brohan, founder of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, will speak on the origins of radio in Ireland in the perfect surroundings of the radio museum, formerly a female Gaol. Radio Seminar outlining the origins of radio in Ireland and celebrating its 90 year-existence in the surrounds of the radio musuem at the Cork city Gaol. Admission is sponsored by the CACSS research fund.

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School of History reaps research funding

School of History reaps research funding

  • 10 Mar 2014

The Monastic Ireland project received funding of €369,000 from the Irish Research Council for its three-year ‘Monastic Ireland: Landscape and Settlement’ research project under the Advanced Project Grant scheme (2013-16). 

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Roberts on Ukrainian Tensions

Roberts on Ukrainian Tensions

  • 27 Feb 2014

Prof Geoff Roberts comments on the Ukrainian situation and speculates on its outcome.

 

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John A. Macdonald, Canada's First Prime Minister: Research Seminar, School of History

John A. Macdonald, Canada's First Prime Minister: Research Seminar, School of History

  • 27 Feb 2014

Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 1pm, next Wednesday 5th March

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Visualising Salvation History

Visualising Salvation History

  • 18 Feb 2014

Dr Andrea Worm will present a paper, ‘Visualising Salvation History in a Thirteenth-century Chronicle: England and the World in Peter of Poitiers’s Compendium Historiae’.

Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 12 noon, next Monday 24th February 

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Postgraduates reflect on teaching history

Postgraduates reflect on teaching history

  • 13 Feb 2014

Postgraduates in the School of History have contributed to a new NAIRTL publication entitled Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice. The "Doing" History project was run in dialogue with the Indiana University History Learning Project team’s research into the teaching of history in higher education.

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Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish History

Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish History

  • 22 Jan 2014

Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish History

Offered for 2014 (€2,000 and €1,300)
 No Application Necessary


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'A Safe Place for Ships': the Third Annual Irish Maritime History Conference

'A Safe Place for Ships': the Third Annual Irish Maritime History Conference

  • 24 Nov 2016

A leading underwater archaeologist will discuss one of the world’s most famous ship wrecks at UCC this Saturday. Dr Fred Hocker, Director of Research at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, will lecture on the recovered Swedish warship, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was put on public display after its recovery fifty years ago. Dr Hocker will be among a number of maritime scholars appearing at the Third Annual Irish Maritime History Conference on Friday and Saturday, 25-26 November.

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Call for Papers - Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism

Call for Papers - Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism

  • 10 Mar 2017

The Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year.

The conference, entitled: Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism, will be held on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

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