- 07 Jan 2014
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.
UCC School of History PhD researcher Michael Dwyer has won the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize 2013.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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)
Prof Geoffrey Roberts, School of History, wins the Society for Military History 2013 Distinguished Book Award
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.
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.
Strategic Research Fund - PhD Studentship Programme 2012
Transatlantic Studies Association 11th Annual Conference at Cork
Reviews of Professor Geoffrey Roberts' biography of Zhukov
Applications for PhD programme in Digital Arts and Humanities
MAJOR MEDIA HISTORY CONFERENCE AT UCC SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012.
Russian-East European Relations: From Tsarism to Gazprom
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.
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.
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.
History Society lecture on Wednesday 18th January, 2012
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.
Lewis Glucksman International Fellowships Announced
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.
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.
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.
Notice to announce the appointment of Dr David Fitzgerald as Lecturer in International Politics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School of History hosts Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference
UCC historians contribute to RTÉ’s The Story Of Ireland
Studying history of the media at University College Cork
UCC historians contribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Cork
Professor Geoff Roberts reflects on Russia’s Victory Day
Metahistory: History, Historians, and History-writing
Historian Shlomo Sand on reinventing the Jewish people
History, Memory and US Foreign Relations Conference
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.
The critics' choice: Making Ireland Roman (Cork University Press)
Ireland's Lost Renaissance? Wednesday 23 March G10, Civil Engineering Building, UCC Main Campus, Public Lecture.
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.
The School of History, UCC and UCC Historical Society proudly present the 2011 IHSA conference on 25-27 February 2011
For information & registration,
Remarks by Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Professor Geoff Roberts, Head of School, will present a paper: ‘Stalin’s personal library: the reading habits of an intellectual dictator’
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.”
The Irish Research Council has opened the 2014 call for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (including associated strategic partner scholarships) and the Enterprise Partnership Scholarship Scheme.
In November 1943, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill all met together for the first time to discuss the progress of World War Two. The meeting was held in Tehran over four days.
Dr David Fitzgerald Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq (Stanford Security Studies). (Stanford University Press, 2013).
Learning to Forget analyzes the evolution of US counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine over the last five decades. Beginning with an extensive section on the lessons of Vietnam, it traces the decline of COIN in the 1970s, then the rebirth of low intensity conflict through the Reagan years and the conflict in Bosnia, culminating in the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. It explains how the lessons of Vietnam led the Army to Iraq and the way in which their confronting and reimagining of these lessons offered them a way out of that war. In the process it provides an illustration of how military leaders make use of history and demonstrates the difficulties of drawing lessons from the past that can usefully be applied to contemporary circumstances.
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1886–1956 (Manchester University Press, 2013)
Historians from the School of History, University College Cork, contributed to a recently broadcast four-part documetary series about famous Irish journeys and the impact they have had on the island and its people.
2013 Polish cultural festival in Cork - events to be held in UCC
Please find below details of the events that are to be held within UCC as part of the Polish cultural festival that will be running next month. The full programme (which at the moment is only available in Polish, but will be translated into English in due course) is available at:http://www.mycork.org/wydarzenia-mainmenu-6/72-festiwal-kultury-polskiej/2612-plan-vii-festiwalu-kultury-polskiej-w-cork
All the events listed below are open to the public and free of charge.
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.
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
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.
Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 1pm, next Wednesday 5th March
Disarmament and Non-Proliferation:
Historical Perspectives &
One-day Symposium at
Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Friday 28 March.
Places are limited so registration is advised
Register at email@example.com
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