News Archive

  • CrossTalk: 70th anniversary of Yalta Conference

    26 Feb 2015
    CrossTalk: 70th anniversary of Yalta Conference

    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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  • Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis

    12 Jun 2014
    Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis

    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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  • Boole Bicentennial

    05 Jan 2015
    Boole Bicentennial

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

     

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  • Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Newstalk’s “Talking History”

    04 Jun 2014
    Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Newstalk’s “Talking History”

    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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  • School of History reaps research funding

    10 Mar 2014
    School of History reaps research funding

    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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  • Yalta 70th anniversary

    02 Mar 2015
    Yalta 70th anniversary

    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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  • Spoken Latin in Cork

    23 Aug 2016
    Spoken Latin in Cork

    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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  • 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1

    28 Jul 2014
    100th anniversary of the start of World War 1

    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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  • Stalin's Wars translated into French

    02 Oct 2014
    Stalin's Wars translated into French

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

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  • Frontline Ukraine

    07 May 2015
    Frontline Ukraine

    Account of Kiev’s conflict explores Russophobic misconception.

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  • Winning the Western Approaches conference

    27 Jun 2017
    Winning the Western Approaches conference

    Winning the Western Approaches:  Unrestricted Submarine Warfare & the US Navy in Ireland, 1917-18, a conference jointly organised by the School of History and the US Naval War College, will take place in UCC on July 5-7.

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  • Polish scholar's visit to the School of History

    02 Mar 2015
    Polish scholar's visit to the School of History

    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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  • Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention

    15 Jan 2015
    Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Intervention

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

    06 Jun 2016
    From Ulster to Rome: A Retrospective on Hugh O'Neill

    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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  • "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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  • Postgraduates reflect on teaching history

    13 Feb 2014
    Postgraduates reflect on teaching history

    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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  • The Ukrainian crisis

    20 Nov 2014
    The Ukrainian crisis

    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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  • Comóradh Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa, 1831–1915

    19 Mar 2015
    Comóradh Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin Rosa, 1831–1915

    Satharn 11 Aibreán 2015

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

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  • The state funeral of Thomas Kent

    15 Sep 2015
    The state funeral of Thomas Kent

    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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  • History Seminar

    07 Oct 2015
    History Seminar
     
    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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  • Warrior ethos in the US military

    28 Jan 2014
    Warrior ethos in the US military

    Dr David Fitzgerald presents 'The Warrior ethos: US army', School of History Research Seminar, Monday 3 February

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  • 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

    02 Feb 2015
    70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

    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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  • What can Obama do to improve situation in Iraq?

    13 Jun 2014
    What can Obama do to improve situation in Iraq?

    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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  • WHAI Prize

    08 Sep 2014
    WHAI Prize

    MacCurtain/Cullen Prize in Irish women’s History 2014

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

    19 Nov 2015
    The Gaybo Revolution: How Gay Byrne Challenged Irish Society By Finola Doyle O' Neill

    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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  • Waterford Revolutionary Roadshow

    04 Nov 2015
    Waterford Revolutionary Roadshow

    History's Revolutionary Roadshow receives extensive media coverage

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  • 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

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

    21 Feb 2016
    Women Insurgents of 1916 - a play by the UCC Staff Drama Society

    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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  • Commemorating 1916

    16 Sep 2015
    Commemorating 1916

    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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  • Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

    28 Jan 2014
    Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

    As part of History week at UCC organised by the Historical Society Professor Geoff Roberts will give a lecture based on his prize-winning book Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov.

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  • English images of Ireland - exploring a medieval manuscript

    15 Dec 2014
    English images of Ireland - exploring a medieval  manuscript

    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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  • Postgraduate Scholarships

    09 May 2014
    Postgraduate Scholarships

    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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  • Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland

    16 Dec 2015
    Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland

    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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  • Media control during Ireland’s revolutionary decade

    18 Nov 2014
    Media control during Ireland’s revolutionary decade

    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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  • Friars Walk/ Intersections Project

    10 Jun 2015
    Friars Walk/ Intersections Project

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

    08 Sep 2015
    Welcoming new students: a full house for First Year History at UCC

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

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  • New Book by Mervyn O'Driscoll

    15 Feb 2018
    New Book by Mervyn O'Driscoll

    Dr Mervyn O'Driscoll has published a new study Irish-German relations 1949-1973.

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  • O'Donovan Rossa centenary commemoration

    13 Jul 2015
    O'Donovan Rossa centenary commemoration

    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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  • Schools Outreach

    05 Dec 2014
    Schools Outreach

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

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

    27 Feb 2014
    John A. Macdonald, Canada's First Prime Minister: Research Seminar, School of History

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

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  • The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

    18 Mar 2015
    The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

    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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  • Western policy and moral posturing poses a danger to Russia

    25 Sep 2014
    Western policy and moral posturing poses a danger to Russia

    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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  • Playback of the State funeral of Thomas Kent

    22 Sep 2015
    Playback of the State funeral of Thomas Kent

    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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  • BBC documentary on St Columbanus

    13 Oct 2014
    BBC documentary on St Columbanus

    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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  • 1916: Old Perspectives; New Rows

    08 Jan 2016
    1916: Old Perspectives; New Rows

    will be held at the

    Aula Maxima, University College Cork,

    Friday 22nd January, 7.30 p.m.

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  • Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

    10 Nov 2014
    Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

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

    Stephen Kotkin

    Allen Lane, £30

    Review by Prof Geoffrey Roberts

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  • A safe place for ships: The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference, Schedule

    13 Oct 2015
    A safe place for ships: The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference, Schedule

    See full schedule of the conference here

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  • Public Lecture: Krishnan Srinivasan

    10 Jun 2014
    Public Lecture: Krishnan Srinivasan

    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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  • Irish mother and baby homes return to the news

    12 Feb 2015
    Irish mother and baby homes return to the news

    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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  • New vaccine trials revealed

    01 Dec 2014
    New vaccine trials revealed

    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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  • Six doctoral candidates graduate in History

    13 Jun 2014
    Six doctoral candidates graduate in History

    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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  • School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2015

    24 Feb 2015
    School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 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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  • 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

    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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  • Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2016

    05 Jan 2016
    Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2016

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

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  • Roberts on Ukrainian Tensions

    27 Feb 2014
    Roberts on Ukrainian Tensions

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

     

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  • Remembering the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949

    15 Dec 2014
    Remembering the Berlin Blockade, 1948-1949

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

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  • Quintessential cold war lesson remains true today

    23 Feb 2015
    Quintessential cold war lesson remains true today

    Letter to the FT by Prof Geoffrey Roberts

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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

    29 Sep 2015
    ‘“The Rising of poets and playwrights”? The arts and the 1916 Easter Rising’ Conference in University College Cork, 29-30 January 2016

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

    08 Oct 2015
    IRC-funded Monastic Ireland Project features in the latest volume of Archaeology Ireland

    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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  • A new edited volume on the life of Canon Sheehan

    18 Nov 2014
    A new edited volume on the life of Canon Sheehan

    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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  • A Boolean Christmas in Cork, 1850

    23 Dec 2014
    A Boolean Christmas in Cork, 1850

    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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  • School of History/Polish cultural festival 2014

    04 Nov 2014
    School of History/Polish cultural festival 2014

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

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  • School of History and the Decorative Arts

    13 Oct 2015
    School of History and the Decorative Arts

    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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  • Professor Geoffrey Roberts elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy

    22 Mar 2016
    Professor Geoffrey Roberts elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy

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

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  • UCC Postgraduate Open Day

    27 Jan 2014
    UCC Postgraduate Open Day

    UCC Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Tuesday 4th of February from 11.00am to 3pm

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  • New publication in medieval history

    02 Jul 2015
    New publication in medieval history

    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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  • Erasmus in the Classroom: Renaissance Language Reform

    25 Sep 2014
    Erasmus in the Classroom: Renaissance Language Reform

    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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  • The Bandon Valley Massacre ( April 1922 Revisited )

    08 Dec 2014
    The Bandon Valley Massacre ( April 1922 Revisited )
    “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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  • East German intelligence and Ireland during the Cold War

    17 Oct 2014
    East German intelligence and Ireland during the Cold War

    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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  • Irish Conference of Historians focused on Sexuality and Reproduction

    14 Feb 2018
    Irish Conference of Historians focused on Sexuality and Reproduction

    The 32nd Irish Conference of Historians will take place at University College Cork, Thursday 26-Saturday 28 April, 2018. The theme of the conference will be Sex, sexuality & reproduction: historical perspectives.

     http://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/32nd-irish-conference-of-historians-26-28-april-2018/

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

    20 Apr 2015
    Review: Marshal of Victory: The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov edited by Geoffrey Roberts

    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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  • Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Russia Today

    10 Dec 2014
    Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Russia Today

    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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  • 'Revolutionary Beauty' book launch

    21 May 2014
    'Revolutionary Beauty' book launch

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

    04 Aug 2015
    Conversations on the Hereford World-Map: A Work-Shop

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

    16 Sep 2015
    History is essential to the creative economy and teaches students skills of critical thinking and analysis much sought by employers

    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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  • ‘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

    ‘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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  • Western boycott of the 70th anniversary Victory Parade in Moscow

    06 May 2015
    Western boycott of the 70th anniversary Victory Parade in Moscow

    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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  • The Crime and the Silence

    31 Jan 2016
    The Crime and the Silence

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

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


    10 Dec 2015
    The Brave Journey of the Everyman: Quaker Influences on the Catholic Monk and Peace Activist Thomas Merton


    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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  • Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

    18 Feb 2015
    Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

    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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  • Ireland and the Great War

    07 Sep 2014
    Ireland and the Great War

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

    01 Sep 2015
    Treasures of Irish Christianity Volume III: To the Ends of the Earth

    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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  • Summer Conferring

    23 Jun 2015
    Summer Conferring

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

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  • Visualising Salvation History

    18 Feb 2014
    Visualising Salvation History

    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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  • Features and Reviews

    31 Aug 2015
    Features and Reviews

    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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  • The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference `

    08 Oct 2015
    The Second Annual Irish Maritime History Conference `

     ‘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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  • Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Symposium

    12 Mar 2014
    Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Symposium

    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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  • Book Review

    09 Mar 2015
    Book Review

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

     

     

     

     

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  • Military History at A Crossroads: the Behavioural Turn

    13 Mar 2015
    Military History at A Crossroads: the Behavioural Turn

    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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  • History Seminar 12 January 2015

    06 Jan 2015
    History Seminar 12 January 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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  • Launch of Defence Forces Review, Friday 17th November

    12 Nov 2017
    Launch of Defence Forces Review, Friday 17th November

    In conjunction with the School of History and DCU’s School of Law and Government, the Defence Forces will launch the 2017 edition of Defence Forces Review with a one-day conference in UCC on Friday, 17th November.

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

    18 Jan 2016
    The Rising of poets and playwrights? The arts and the 1916 Easter Rising.

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

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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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