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  • Laura Cashman - NUI award recipient

    19 Mar 2019
    Laura Cashman - NUI award recipient

    Congratulations to our graduate Laura Cashman (BA in Irish and History, MA in International Relations) who has been awarded an NUI travelling studentship. She was also the recipient of the NUI's Denis Phelan scholarship in 2018. 

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  • Outing the Past LGBTQ+ History Festival, 1st and 2nd March, 2019

    26 Feb 2019
    Outing the Past LGBTQ+ History Festival, 1st and 2nd March, 2019

    All are very welcome to Cork’s first ever LGBTQ* History festival, taking place this weekend (1st & 2nd March) and organised by Cork Gay Project.

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  • Launch of a major new resource for the study of the Irish revolution

    26 Feb 2019
    Launch of a major new resource for the study of the Irish revolution

    On Saturday 23 February Dr Donal Ó Drisceoil of the School of History delivered a keynote address entitled ''The War Zone': Reflections on the Brigade Activity Reports from Cork and Munster' at a symposium to mark the official launch of the Brigade Activity Reports series of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6. These reports were compiled from 1935 onwards to assist in the verification of individual applications for pensions; nearly all of the reports include brief descriptions of particular operation undertaken or planned; the date of the operation and its location; and the identity and role of those who participated. They represent a major new on-line source base for research into the Irish revolution.

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  • School of History Annual Prize-giving Ceremony 2019

    18 Feb 2019
    School of History Annual Prize-giving Ceremony 2019

    The Aula Maxima of University College Cork was the venue for the annual School of History prize-giving awards held on Monday 4 February 2019. Head of School Dr Mervyn O’Driscoll reminded family, friends, and members of staff assembled that the awards celebrated the achievements of the brightest and the best in the fields of History and European Studies.

    This annual event provides an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of the donors and representatives of the families of donors of various prizes which were awarded – the John A. Murphy Prize in Irish History, the Polish Ambassador’s Prize in Polish History, the John B. O’Brien Annual Prize in History, the Leonora Hanrahan Prize in History, the James and Mary Hogan Prize in History, the Dermot Keogh Prize in Irish History, the J.J. Lee Prize in History, and the Jennifer O’Reilly Prize in Medieval History. All of the prizes carry considerable prestige, as well as providing much-appreciated financial assistance to History students. Dr O’Driscoll also noted that the winner of the John A. Murphy Prize in Irish History was also awarded a National University of Ireland Mansion House Fund Scholarship.

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  • Call for Papers for the 2019 International Affairs Conference - deadline: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 5.00 p.m.

    20 Feb 2019
    Call for Papers for the 2019 International Affairs Conference - deadline: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 5.00 p.m.

    The International Affairs Conference is always a highlight of the Royal Irish Academy's calendar. This year’s conference 'One hundred years of Irish foreign policy: looking back, looking forwards' will take place on 23 May 2019.  Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D. will address the conference and the plenary will be delivered by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, MRIA, Permanent Representative of Ireland at the United Nations.

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  • 30th Anniversary Reflections on J.J. Lee’s Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics and Society

    14 Feb 2019
    30th Anniversary Reflections on J.J. Lee’s Ireland, 1912-1985: Politics and Society

    The School of History at UCC is delighted to support this anniversary celebration of Prof J.J. Lee's ground-breaking magnum opus, Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society

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  • Public Lecture: Arundathi Roy, Aung San Suu Kyi and Amanda Knox: Innocence and Experience

    11 Feb 2019
    Public  Lecture: Arundathi Roy, Aung San Suu Kyi and Amanda Knox: Innocence and Experience

    The School of History & the MA in International Relations is hosting a public lecture entitled

    'Arundhati Roy, Aung San Suu Kyi and Amanda Knox: Innocence and Experience' by Peter Popham (ex-Independent, London), journalist and author

     

    Tuesday, 12 February at 5 pm, in Cavanagh Pharmacy Building LG 52.

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  • Conference call for papers: Irish Women's History in International Contexts, University College Cork, 12-13 April 2019.

    30 Jan 2019
    Conference call for papers: Irish Women's History in International Contexts, University College Cork, 12-13 April 2019.

     

    March 29th 2019 is expected to see the exit of one of the largest member states of the European Union, and our nearest neighbour, the United Kingdom. This provides us with an opportunity to reflect both on the past experiences of Irish women in and international context about how Brexit might impact our collaborations and our research going forward. How will we do women’s history in the post-Brexit era?

    Irish women have long been influenced by the ideas and practices of both Britain and Europe, and in more recent years there are many ‘new Irish’ who bring to this country their international experiences. This conference will explore the theme of Irish women in international contexts from the middle ages to the present day.

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  • Re-gaining Independence: Polish and Irish ways 29 September 2018, University College Cork, Aula Maxima

    29 Sep 2018
    Re-gaining Independence: Polish and Irish ways  29 September 2018, University College Cork, Aula Maxima

     The conference “Regaining Independence: Polish and Irish ways” is a celebration of the centenary of the reshaping of Modern Europe. This unique event seeks to commemorate and critically reflect on the road to national independence in Poland and Ireland and brings together leading scholars from Poland and UCC.

    For much of modern history, Poles, in a similar fashion to the Irish, have asked themselves how their respective countries could be restored to their former independent condition. Moreover, an assessment of the type of country to which both the Irish and the Poles aspired to, will be centre stage.

    Poles, like the Irish, regained their freedom because they lived among ancient wrongs and glories. The legacy of conquest and displacement played a central role in the national consciousness of both nations. Subsequently, it took some time to build socially cohesive societies.

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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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  • 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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