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  • Spoken Latin in Cork

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

    21 Feb
    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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  • 1916-2016

    11 Jan
    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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  • Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland

    16 Dec
    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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  • Letters of 1916

    13 Nov
    Letters of 1916

    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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  • Putin's United Nations

    01 Oct
    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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  • History Seminar

    07 Oct
    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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  • Surveying Kilcrea

    25 Sep
    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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  • Playback of the State funeral of Thomas Kent

    22 Sep
    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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  • UCC Historians

    17 Sep
    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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  • Commemorating 1916

    16 Sep
    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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  • Remembering Victory

    17 Aug
    Remembering Victory
    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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  • New publication in medieval history

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

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

    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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  • Kathleen Harriman

    10 Mar
    Kathleen Harriman

    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

    09 Mar
    Book Review

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

     

     

     

     

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  • Yalta 70th anniversary

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

    02 Mar
    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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  • CrossTalk: 70th anniversary of Yalta Conference

    26 Feb
    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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  • Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

    18 Feb
    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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  • Irish mother and baby homes return to the news

    12 Feb
    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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  • NUI Awards and Scholarships 2015

    29 Jan
    NUI Awards and Scholarships 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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  • Monastic Ireland research seminar

    27 Jan
    Monastic Ireland research seminar

     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

    15 Jan
    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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  • Intersections: Culture and Creativity Project

    07 Jan
    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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  • History Seminar 12 January 2015

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

    23 Dec
    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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  • Prof Geoffrey Roberts on Russia Today

    10 Dec
    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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  • MONASTIC IRELAND website launched

    08 Dec
    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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  • New vaccine trials revealed

    01 Dec
    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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  • Ireland and the Great War

    07 Sep
    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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  • What can Obama do to improve situation in Iraq?

    13 Jun
    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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  • Marshal of Victory

    09 Jun
    Marshal of Victory

    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

    06 Jun
    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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  • The 'Revolutionary decade roadshow' in Kerry

    11 Mar
    The 'Revolutionary decade roadshow' in Kerry

    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

    10 Mar
    Radio Radio- 90 years of radio in Ireland

    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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  • Visualising Salvation History

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

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

    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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  • Royal Irish Academy Conference - A Retreat from Globalisation?

    04 May
    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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