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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ireland and the First World War

    20 Jan
    Ireland and the First World War

    Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution conference

    Ireland and the First World War: ‘in defence of right, of freedom, and of religion’?

    University College Cork

    Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2014

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  • 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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  • Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

    02 Dec
    Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

    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.

     

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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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  • 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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