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  • Putin's United Nations

    01 Oct 2015
    Putin's United Nations

    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Vladimir Putin made it abundantly clear the West's business-as-usual approach to solving the world problems is outdated and counterproductive.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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  • The Home-Coming of the Daniel MacCarthy Glas Archive & the Mac/McCarthy Cultural & Historical Weekend

    04 May 2017
    The Home-Coming of the Daniel MacCarthy Glas Archive & the Mac/McCarthy Cultural & Historical Weekend

    This is a follow-on conference (with associated activities) from the successful Mac Carthy Gathering held in Dunmanway in May 2013. The occasion of the second Mac Carthy conference arises from the discovery of the priceless Daniel Mac Carthy Glas papers and their recent deposition in Cork City and County Archive. These papers will open up a new vista of research on mid-nineteenth century Ireland.

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

    08 May 2015
    Marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

    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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  • Applied History Symposium: Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates

    02 Sep 2015
    Applied History Symposium: Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates

    Applied History Symposium: Skills and Professional Opportunities for History Graduates

     

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

     

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  • UCC medievalist Diarmuid Scully gives a keynote lecture in Cardiff

    23 Sep 2015
    UCC medievalist Diarmuid Scully gives a keynote lecture in Cardiff

    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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  • Secret drug trials in child homes

    06 Jun 2014
    Secret drug trials in child homes

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

    08 Jan 2016
    “Irish Soldiers in American Civil War: New Sources, New Insights”

    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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  • The End of Angelica's Book

    27 Jan 2015
    The End of Angelica's Book

    The End of Angelica's Book

    Prof. Brendan Dooley

    Thursday 29th January 3pm-5pm

    O’Rahilly Building G42 South

     

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  • The Book of Kells: Image and Text / Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History, UCC

    25 May 2017
    The Book of Kells: Image and Text / Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History, UCC

    This online exhibition is the first digital output created as part of the MA in Medieval History. The exhibition, presented as a series of blog posts and focusing on the Book of Kells, stems from collaboration between the School of History (Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D'Aughton) and UCC Special Collections (Ms Elaine Harrington). The exhibition builds on the University's rich tradition of medieval scholarship and in particular on the contribution of Dr Jennifer O’ReillyThe exhibition can be viewed on http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/.

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  • Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

    07 Jan 2015
    Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

    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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  • Surveying Kilcrea

    25 Sep 2015
    Surveying Kilcrea

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

    12 Nov 2014
    ‘A safe place for ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea
    Friday, 28 November–Saturday, 29 November Main UCC Campus:
    Electrical Engineering BLDG, L‐1, University College Cork
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  • Evolution and the Hygienic City: Darwinian Medicine in fin-de-siècle Belfast Funded by: Strategic DEL Studentship

    23 Dec 2014
    Evolution and the Hygienic City: Darwinian Medicine in fin-de-siècle Belfast
Funded by: Strategic DEL Studentship

    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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  • From Famine to Freedom

    16 Dec 2015
    From Famine to Freedom

    The 5th Annual International Famine Conference

    Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park

    17th-19th June, 2016

    ‘From Famine to Freedom’

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  • Awards for History Postgraduates

    12 Aug 2013
    Awards for History Postgraduates

    School of History PhD candidates Shane Lehane and Michael Dwyer were two of four researchers shortlisted for the Royal College of Physicians History of Medicine Research Award 2013. 

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  • History Research Seminar

    16 Oct 2014
    History Research Seminar

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

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  • MONASTIC IRELAND website launched

    08 Dec 2014
    MONASTIC IRELAND website launched

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

    10 Feb 2015
    Monastic Ireland A.D. 1100-1700: Landscape & Settlement

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

     

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  • UCC Historians

    17 Sep 2015
    UCC Historians

    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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  • 1916-2016

    11 Jan 2016
    1916-2016

    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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  • Fallout from first nuclear attack lingers

    05 Aug 2015
    Fallout from first nuclear attack lingers

    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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  • UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully speaks on medieval maps

    09 Nov 2015
    UCC History’s Diarmuid Scully speaks on medieval maps

    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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  • Vaccine trials story continues

    05 Dec 2014
    Vaccine trials story continues

    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

    05 Dec 2014
    Medieval Ireland: Territorial, political and economic divisions

    Medieval Ireland
    Territorial, political and economic divisions 
    Paul MacCotter

    New in Paperback


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  • Remembering the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944

    15 Aug 2014
    Remembering the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944

    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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  • Funding for International Students

    21 Apr 2015
    Funding for International Students

    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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  • Public lecture: The Jews in China during the Holocaust

    07 Nov 2013
    Public lecture: The Jews in China during the Holocaust

     

    School of History     in association with    School of Asian Studies

     

    PUBLIC LECTURE: Professor Pan Guang (Shanghai)

    The Jews in China during the Holocaust

     

    Thursday, 07 November 2013 at 18:00

    University College Cork, Western Gateway Building,

    Lecture Hall G 05

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  • Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Competition 2015

    05 Dec 2014
    Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Competition 2015

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

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

    07 Aug 2015
    Apocalypse, monsters, time, space and the greatest surviving medieval world

    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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  • Royal Irish Academy Conference - A Retreat from Globalisation?

    04 May 2017
    Royal Irish Academy Conference - A Retreat from Globalisation?

    The conference will interrogate contemporary developments. The recent rise of populism is interpreted by many as a crisis of both globalisation and democracy. It challenges human rights and the rule of law. Is globalisation unravelling? Has unprecedented global economic change gravely weakened social stability and led to the resurgence of nationalism and identity-based politics? Are we in a new age of disruption and polarisation that threatens the basis of the liberal international order? Growing socio-economic inequality, the implications of ICT (for media, discourse, politics and international affairs), the Fourth Industrial Revolution (automation), geo-economic shifts (to the Asia-Pacific), the ‘Great Recession’, the upsurge in plutocrats, popular fears of terrorism and other variables possess disruptive capabilities.

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    Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.

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