24 Sep 2019
The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ Irish History competition for schools (primary and post-primary) is an annual competition sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the School of History, UCC. It is also supported by History Ireland magazine. A letter, which has been sent out to schools across the country, provides details on the competition. This letter is available in English and Irish language versions by clicking on the links below. Students may enter the competition with projects in either language. The closing date for project entries is Friday, 20 March 2020, and a prize-giving ceremony will take place in the Aula Maxima, UCC, in May 2020. For more details see www.education.ie/historycompetition.Read more
19 Sep 2019
On Saturday, 19th October, the School of History, in conjuction with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, will host a conference entitled 'Labour in the "War Zone": class, gender and the independence struggle in Munster, 1916-21.' The conference will take place in Boole 1 Lecture Theatre.
19 Mar 2019
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.Read more
26 Feb 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.Read more
26 Feb 2019
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.Read more
18 Feb 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.Read more
Call for Papers for the 2019 International Affairs Conference - deadline: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 at 5.00 p.m.20 Feb 2019
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.Read more
14 Feb 2019
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.Read more
11 Feb 2019
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.Read more
Conference call for papers: Irish Women's History in International Contexts, University College Cork, 12-13 April 2019.30 Jan 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.Read more
Re-gaining Independence: Polish and Irish ways 29 September 2018, University College Cork, Aula Maxima29 Sep 2018
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.Read more
12 Nov 2017
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.Read more
06 Jun 2016
Dr Hiram Morgan and Dr James O'Neill recently organised a conference at the British School in Rome to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Hugh O'Neill (1550-1616). Vatican Radio interviewed Dr Morgan in relation to the event.Read more
10 Mar 2017
The Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Standing Committee is seeking papers for a series of panels to be included in its conference this year.
The conference, entitled: Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism, will be held on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.Read more
04 May 2017
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.Read more
25 May 2017
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’Reilly. The exhibition can be viewed on http://blogs.ucc.ie/wordpress/theriverside/.Read more