News Archive

  • Historian awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

    07 Jan
    Historian awarded Marie Curie Fellowship

    Congratulations to Dr. Richard McMahon, part-time lecturer in the School of History, who has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. Richard is a graduate of History from University College Cork. 

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  • Prof Geoff Roberts honoured for his research in Sovietology

    16 Dec
    Prof Geoff Roberts honoured for his research in Sovietology

    The Russian edition of Professor Geoff Roberts’ biography of Marshal Zhukov was launched in Moscow last week at a meeting of the Russian Association of Second World War Historians. At the meeting Geoff was decorated by the Committee for the Memorialisation of Marshal Zhukov. He said: “I am honoured and thrilled to receive this, my first medal.”

      

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  • The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1886–1956

    02 Dec
    The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1886–1956

    Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1886–1956 (Manchester University Press, 2013)

     

     

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  • School of History Students Win Awards

    29 Nov
    School of History Students Win Awards

    School of History graduate wins NUI awards in the Humanities and Social Sciences

     

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  • New publications by History graduates

    29 Nov
    New publications by History graduates

    Recent publications by School of History graduates in 2013

     

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  • New title on Cork's revolutionary decade

    23 May
    New title on Cork's revolutionary decade

    The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918 by John Borgonovo, just published by Cork University Press

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  • School of History student wins the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize 2013

    16 May
    School of History student wins the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize 2013

    UCC School of History PhD researcher Michael Dwyer has won the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize 2013. 

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  • The MacCarthys of Cork Cultural Weekend

    14 May
    The MacCarthys of Cork Cultural Weekend

    The MacCarthys of Cork Cultural Weekend at the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway, Co. Cork. This event is supported by the UCC Humanities Platform (PRTLI4) and will take place from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2013.

    Please click here to view the programme. All are welcome.

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  • Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental speaking at University College Cork

    08 Apr
    Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental speaking at University College Cork

    Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental, who has written an autobiography entitled ‘I was a boy in Belsen’, came to UCC on 12 March 2013 to speak about his experiences, in front of a large audience from both within and outside college.

     
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  • Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental “I Was a Boy in Belsen”

    06 Mar
    Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental “I Was a Boy in Belsen”

    Holocaust survivor

    Tomi Reichental

    Speaking:

    “I Was a Boy in Belsen”

     

    Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 6pm, UCC, Western Gate Building G05

     UCC, Department of German and Department of History

    Supported by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland

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  • Canon Sheehan centenary conference at UCC

    06 Mar
    Canon Sheehan centenary conference at UCC

    To mark the centenary of the death of the prominent priest, author and social activist Canon P.A. Sheehan, of Mallow and Doneraile, a conference will be held in his memory in UCC on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April, during which a number of distinguished speakers from Ireland, Europe and America will address different aspects of his life and work.

    Canon Sheehan Conference Programme

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  • The Cause of Irish Labour Conference

    01 Mar
    The Cause of Irish Labour Conference

    UCC will host a two-day conference on the 1913 Dublin lock-out and the role of labour during the ‘revolutionary decade’ of 1912-23 on 1 and 2 March.

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  • School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2013

    19 Feb
    School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2013

    The School of History prize-giving ceremony, which took place on 11 February in the Aula Maxima, is an annual event celebrating the excellent achievements of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The event provides an opportunity for the staff of the School of History to acknowledge publicly and pay appropriate tribute to the inspiring work of those students. Head of School, Professor Geoffrey Roberts, spoke of the individual efforts of the prize winners in the various categories. Prizes were awarded to the History Student of the Year in I, II and III Year, MA Student of the Year and Evening Arts Student of the Year; for work completed in the last academic year. Prizes were similarly awarded to European Studies students for achievement at undergraduate level.

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  • UCC Humanities Platform Book Launches

    13 Feb
    UCC Humanities Platform Book Launches

    University College Cork Humanities Platform (PRTLI4) announced the publication of John Barry & Hiram Morgan, Great deeds in Ireland: Richard Stanihurst's De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis (Cork University Press) and Andrew Bielenberg & Raymond Ryan, An economic history of Ireland since Independence (Routledge)

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  • Geoffrey Roberts, historian and biographer, wins prestigious book award

    06 Feb
    Geoffrey Roberts, historian and biographer, wins prestigious book award

    Prof Geoffrey Roberts, School of History, wins the Society for Military History 2013 Distinguished Book Award

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  • Geoffrey Roberts reassesses Soviet victory at Stalingrad on its 70th anniversary

    04 Feb
    Geoffrey Roberts reassesses Soviet victory at Stalingrad on its 70th anniversary

    Seventy years ago, this week, Hitler’s armies surrendered after 200 days of brutal fighting at Stalingrad, Stalin’s city on the river Volga. Prof Geoffrey Roberts, School of History, assesses the impact of this Soviet victory.

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  • Head of School of History wins Research Award

    20 Nov
    Head of School of History wins Research Award

    Professor Geoffrey Roberts, History, is awarded a Lifetime Achievement Research Award

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  • Scholarship Award Winner

    17 Nov
    Scholarship Award Winner

    Scholarship Award Winner

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  • Visiting Academics, State University of St. Petersburg

    30 Oct
    Visiting Academics, State University of St. Petersburg
    Visiting academics from the State University of St Petersburg will present two papers on aspects of Irish-Russian historical contacts next Tuesday 30 October at 8.00 – 9.00 pm in ORB 212. Read more
  • Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution: The Home Rule Crisis 1912-1914

    11 Oct
    Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution: The Home Rule Crisis 1912-1914

    This event is the first of what will be an annual series of conferences, which will examine, in turn, the major events and themes of the ‘revolutionary decade’ in Irish history of 1912-23. As such it is part of a broader programme of initiatives on this theme that will be undertaken by the School of History over the coming decade.

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  • Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages

    04 Oct
    Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages
    Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000–1500 ad, is an interdisciplinary, international, two-day conference to be held at University College Cork on 28–29 September 2012. The papers will explore issues of textual transmission and the movement of ideas across medieval Europe. Indeed, going beyond consideration of literary texts alone, the scope of discussions will include the transmission of images, music, scientific learning, and related areas. Read more
  • School of History RTE TV50 Confernece: Celebrating 50 Years of Television in Ireland

    08 Sep
    School of History RTE TV50 Confernece: Celebrating 50 Years of Television in Ireland
    Dr Finola Doyle-O'Neill of the School of History, UCC is pleased to present the TV50 Conference. UCC is a leading centre for the study of Irish media history and this conference will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of media, history, communications and journalism and to all those with a keen interest in media. Read more
  • IRCHSS Successes for UCC History

    23 Jul
    IRCHSS Successes for UCC History

    The School of History has been awarded six of eighteen IRCHSS scholarships awarded to UCC students.

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  • Strategic Research Fund - PhD Studentship Programme 2012

    20 Jul
    Strategic Research Fund - PhD Studentship Programme 2012

    Strategic Research Fund - PhD Studentship Programme 2012

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  • School of History Tutorial Scholarships 2012

    19 Jul
    School of History Tutorial Scholarships 2012

    School of History Tutorial Scholarships 2012

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  • Oireachtas Library advertises research bursaries

    11 Jul
    Oireachtas Library advertises research bursaries

    Oireachtas Library advertises research bursaries

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  • Transatlantic Studies Association 11th Annual Conference at Cork

    08 Jul
    Transatlantic Studies Association 11th Annual Conference at Cork

    Transatlantic Studies Association 11th Annual Conference at Cork

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  • New Directions in Irish History

    03 Jul
    New Directions in Irish History

    The Royal Irish Academy Committee for Historical Sciences sponsors the series New Directions in Irish History, published by Irish Academic Press.

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  • Reviews of Professor Geoffrey Roberts' biography of Zhukov

    02 Jul
    Reviews of Professor Geoffrey Roberts' biography of Zhukov

    Reviews of Professor Geoffrey Roberts' biography of Zhukov

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  • Book launch for Lenin's Terror

    11 Jun
    Book launch for Lenin's Terror

    Routledge and the UCC School of History

    Cordially invite you to the launch of Dr. James Ryans'

    Lenin's Terror

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  • Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

    12 Jun
    Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov


    Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov is the latest book from Professor Geoffrey Roberts of UCC’s School of History.

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  • Applications for PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities

    04 May
    Applications for PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities

    Applications for PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities

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  • MAJOR MEDIA HISTORY CONFERENCE AT UCC SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012.

    04 May
    MAJOR MEDIA HISTORY CONFERENCE AT UCC SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER  2012.

    MAJOR MEDIA HISTORY CONFERENCE AT UCC SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012.

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  • New publications from CELT

    30 Apr
    New publications from CELT

    New publications from CELT

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  • Collins named as Britain’s second greatest foe

    24 Apr
    Collins named as Britain’s second greatest foe

    Collins named as Britain’s second greatest foe

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  • Russian-East European Relations: From Tsarism to Gazprom

    18 Apr
    Russian-East European Relations: From Tsarism to Gazprom

    Russian-East European Relations: From Tsarism to Gazprom

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  • Cork undergraduates launch new history journal

    29 Mar
    Cork undergraduates launch new history journal

    On a balmy Thursday evening, 29 March, members of the History Society, contributors, and their friends, gathered in the New Council Room for the launch of the inaugural undergraduate history journal. In his address, Prof Geoffrey Roberts, School of History, praised the journal as being a showcase for the research potential of history undergraduates in University College Cork.

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  • Cork historian named in international award

    07 Mar
    Cork historian named in international award

    Dr David Fitzgerald of the School of History was recently named one of two runners-up in the United States’ Society of Military History’s Edward M. Coffman Prize.

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  • Call for Papers, Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI)

    27 Feb
    Call for Papers, Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI)

    Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000-1500 AD, University College Cork, 28 - 29 September 2012.

    This conference is being organised by FMRSI and Dr Elizabeth Boyle of Cambridge University. Generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the School of History, and the School of English, University College Cork.

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  • Annual prize-giving ceremony

    22 Feb
    Annual prize-giving ceremony

    The Aula Maxima of University College Cork was festooned with flowers and banners for the annual School of History prize-giving awards held on Tuesday 21 February 2012. Many of those who received prizes this year had done so in previous years. Head of School Prof Geoffrey Roberts 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.

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  • History Society lecture on Wednesday 18th January, 2012

    11 Jan
    History Society lecture on Wednesday 18th January, 2012

    History Society lecture on Wednesday 18th January, 2012

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  • BACK IN THE USSR

    11 Jan
    BACK IN THE USSR

    Crosstalk - the flagship discussion programme of RT - Russia's English-language TV channel - marked the 20th anniversary of the breakup of the Soviet Union, in December 1991, with a debate between Professor Geoffrey Roberts of the School of History, UCC, Professor Stephen Cohen of New York University and Professor Richard Krickus of Mary Washington University.

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  • Fallen Empire

    11 Jan
    Fallen Empire

    To mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the former Soviet Union, Professor Geoffrey Roberts reflects on what led to the collapse of the institution instigated by the Bolsheviks in 1922.

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  • Lewis Glucksman International Fellowships Announced

    05 Dec
    Lewis Glucksman International Fellowships Announced

    Lewis Glucksman International Fellowships Announced

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  • Crisis and Recovery: Church and Society in Twelfth Century Ireland

    11 Nov
    Crisis and Recovery: Church and Society in Twelfth Century Ireland

    Conference at University College Cork and St Patrick’s College, Thurles 

     

    Crisis and recovery: Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland marks the nine-hundredth anniversary of the synod of Ráith Bressail, and follows Reform and renewal: Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century, a conference held in 2001 to commemorate the nine-hundredth anniversary of the first synod of Cashel.

    The conference is held under the auspices of the School of History, University College Cork, and the County Tipperary Historical Society and will take place at University College Cork and St Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co Tipperary, on 11 – 13 November 2011. Details of the conference, including the programme, can be found here.

     

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  • Cork historian publishes two new military history titles

    09 Nov
    Cork historian publishes two new military history titles

    Two new books on military history, The Western Front: Irish Voices from the Great W ar (Gill and Macmillan), and The FCA: An Illustrated History (History PressIreland), both written by Corkhistorian Dr William Sheehan, have just been published.

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  • Bartlett to speak at UCC

    01 Nov
    Bartlett to speak at UCC

    Distinguished Professor of Medieval History, Robert Bartlett (St Andrews), well known for his two BBC series The Normans and Inside the Medieval Mind, will be giving a public lecture on Monday 7 November 2011.

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  • Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

    12 Oct
    Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture

    All welcome to the second Diarmuid Whelan Memorial Lecture in honour of Dr Diarmuid Whelan (1972-2010), Lecturer in International Politics at UCC.

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  • Insular Studies Seminar

    01 Oct
    Insular Studies Seminar

    Insular Studies Seminar

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  • History of Cork airport

    27 Sep
    History of Cork airport

    Fifty Years Have Flown: The History of Cork Airport by Donal Ó Drisceoil & Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil is published by Collins Press, Cork in October.

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  • Digital Cultures Showcase

    22 Sep
    Digital Cultures Showcase

    September is Research Showcase Month in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork.

    On 29 & 30 September the College will host a two day workshop in digital cultures in association with the FORFAS research cluster “Digital Cultures” and the Research doctoral programme Digital Arts and Humanities. This workshop will examine how digitality supports, augments, and acts as a catalyst for transformations of data into knowledge, which is at the centre of humanities research. Other key issues include the knowledge society, the public domain, scholarly publication, visualisation, new modes of inquiry, and the infrastructural developments that emerge from new technologies.

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  • Cork's Civil War scar

    12 Sep
    Cork's Civil War scar

    The Battle for Cork tells the full story of the battle for Cork city, showing all the chaos, bravery, and misery of one of the largest engagements of the Irish Civil War and the final defeat of republican Cork.

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  • Notice to announce the appointment of Dr David Fitzgerald as Lecturer in International Politics.

    05 Sep
    Notice to announce the appointment of Dr David Fitzgerald as Lecturer in International Politics.

    Notice to announce the appointment of Dr David Fitzgerald as Lecturer in International Politics.

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  • A book history first for History Ireland magazine

    05 Sep
    A book history first for History Ireland magazine

    Ireland’s history magazine, History Ireland, makes a foray into book history in the September/October issue. James Cronin (School of History and Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC) unearths an eighteenth century bestseller to reveal the cosmopolitan tastes of Ireland’s Ascendancy class.

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  • The Book of Lismore at University College Cork

    26 Jul
    The Book of Lismore at University College Cork

    A rare Irish medieval manuscript is on public view for the first time during a major exhibition at University College Cork. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition featuring the Book of Lismore, Leabhar Meic Carthaigh Riabhaigh, a fifteenth century manuscript, entitled: Travelled Tales – Leabhar Siúlach, Scéalach: The Book of Lismore at University College Corkuntil the end of October.

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  • Festschrift honouring a pioneer of Insular Iconography

    29 Jun
    Festschrift honouring a pioneer of Insular Iconography

    A festschrift honouring the pioneering work in Insular Studies of Dr. Jennifer L. O’Reilly has been published by Cork University Press. Jennifer O'Reilly, who taught medieval history at University College Cork, played a key role in establishing the undergraduate degree programme in the History of Art in Cork. In 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, while in 2007 she was enrolled as a member of the Royal Irish Academy in acknowledgement of her work in the field of Insular Studies.

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  • Historian is awarded 3-year IRCHSS/EU post-doc fellowship

    14 Jun
    Historian is awarded 3-year IRCHSS/EU post-doc fellowship

    Dr. James Ryan, School of History, has been awarded a 3-year IRCHSS/EU post-doc fellowship for a project on Soviet history. The first two years of the fellowship will be hosted by theUniversity ofWarwick, under the mentorship of Prof. Christopher Read, with the third year in the home institution, University College Cork, under the mentorship of Prof. Geoff Roberts.

     

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  • Barbecue marks the end of the academic year

    14 Jun
    Barbecue marks the end of the academic year

    Barbecue marks the end of the academic year

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  • School of History hosts Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference

    26 May
    School of History hosts Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference

    School of History hosts Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference

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  • UCC historians contribute to RTÉ’s The Story Of Ireland

    25 May
    UCC historians contribute to RTÉ’s The Story Of Ireland

    UCC historians contribute to RTÉ’s The Story Of Ireland

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  • Studying history of the media at University College Cork

    25 May
    Studying history of the media at University College Cork

    Studying history of the media at University College Cork

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  • UCC historians contribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Cork

    20 May
    UCC historians contribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Cork

    UCC historians contribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Cork

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  • Announcement of the Chair of Modern History

    19 May
    Announcement of the Chair of Modern History

    Announcement of the Chair of Modern History

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  • Professor Geoff Roberts reflects on Russia’s Victory Day

    09 May
    Professor Geoff Roberts reflects on Russia’s Victory Day

    Professor Geoff Roberts reflects on Russia’s Victory Day

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  • Metahistory Conference Programme

    05 May
    Metahistory Conference Programme

    Metahistory Conference Programme

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  • CELT publishes new electronic editions

    20 Apr
    CELT publishes new electronic editions

    CELT publishes new electronic editions

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  • Metahistory: History, Historians, and History-writing

    13 Apr
    Metahistory: History, Historians, and History-writing

    Metahistory: History, Historians, and History-writing

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  • Historian Shlomo Sand on reinventing the Jewish people

    13 Apr
    Historian Shlomo Sand on reinventing the Jewish people

    Historian Shlomo Sand on reinventing the Jewish people

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  • History, Memory and US Foreign Relations Conference

    29 Mar
    History, Memory and US Foreign Relations Conference

    History, Memory and US Foreign Relations Conference

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  • Senator David Norris launches InternationalRelations.ie

    28 Mar
    Senator David Norris launches InternationalRelations.ie

    Presidential candidate and human rights campaigner, Senator David Norris, visits the School of History to officially launch Ireland’s first website dedicated solely to discussions on international affairs.

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  • The critics' choice: Making Ireland Roman (Cork University Press)

    24 Mar
    The critics' choice: Making Ireland Roman (Cork University Press)

    The critics' choice: Making Ireland Roman (Cork University Press)

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  • Ireland's Lost Renaissance? Wednesday 23 March G10, Civil Engineering Building, UCC Main Campus, Public Lecture.

    22 Mar
    Ireland's Lost Renaissance? Wednesday 23 March G10, Civil Engineering Building, UCC Main Campus, Public Lecture.

    Ireland's Lost Renaissance? Wednesday 23 March G10, Civil Engineering Building, UCC Main Campus, Public Lecture.

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  • 2011 School of History Prize Giving Ceremony

    28 Feb
    2011 School of History Prize Giving Ceremony

     

    For more information and images of the ceremony please click here.

    The School of History prize-giving ceremony took place on Monday, 28 February in the Aula Maxima. The ceremony is an annual event celebrating the excellent achievements of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The event provides an opportunity for the staff of the School of History to acknowledge publicly and pay appropriate tribute to the inspiring work of those students. Prizes were awarded to the History Student of the Year in I, II and III Year, as well as at MA level - for work completed in the last academic year. Prizes were similarly awarded to European Integration Studies students for achievement at undergraduate level.

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  • Irish History Students' Association (IHSA) Conference 2011

    25 Feb
    Irish History Students' Association (IHSA) Conference 2011

    The School of History, UCC and UCC Historical Society proudly present the 2011 IHSA conference on 25-27 February 2011 

    For information & registration,

    Email: 2011ihsa@gmail.com

    Website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/ihsa

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  • Irish Foreign Policy Documents Online

    01 Oct
    Irish Foreign Policy Documents Online

    New Collection of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Free Online -- UCC School of History role

    http://www.difp.ie/browse-volumes/

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  • School of History Prize Giving Ceremony

    05 May
    School of History Prize Giving Ceremony

    The School of History Prize giving ceremony was held 29 April.  The John A. Murphy Prize in Irish History was awarded to Clare Fitzgerald.  For a full report please use the link below.

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  • Taoiseach Brian Cowen congratulates Prof. Dermot Keogh on his biography of Jack Lynch

    20 Feb
    Taoiseach Brian Cowen congratulates Prof. Dermot Keogh on his biography of Jack Lynch

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  • BOOK LAUNCH: Jack Lynch: A Biography, by Professor Dermot Keogh

    17 Nov
    BOOK LAUNCH: Jack Lynch: A Biography, by Professor Dermot Keogh

    Remarks by Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs

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