School of History Annual Prize-giving Ceremony, Aula Maxima, 2022

27 Jun 2022

School of History Prize-giving 2022

The School of History Annual Prize-giving Ceremony 2022 took place in the Aula Maxima on Monday, 13 June. The ceremony is an annual event celebrating the excellent achievements of students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Prizes were awarded on the basis of academic performance in the previous academic year, 2020-2021. The event had to be postponed due to the pandemic, so we were particularly delighted to be able to return to the Aula Maxima. We are extremely proud of the outstanding achievements of our students.

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 History students. Prizes were awarded to the History Student of the Year in I, II and III Year. Prizes were similarly awarded to European Studies and History of Art students for achievement at undergraduate level.  Programme for School of History Prize-giving Ceremony 2022

The event also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the generosity of the donors and representatives of the families of donors of various other prizes which were also awarded – the John A. Murphy Prize in Irish 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 Jennifer O’Reilly Prize in Medieval History, the J.J Lee History Prize, The Dermot Keogh Prize and the Michael McEnery Memorial Prize. The Polish Ambassador Prize in Polish History was also awarded. We were honoured to have the Polish Ambassador to Ireland, Ms Anna Sochańska, to present this prize. All of the prizes carry considerable prestige. We are extremely grateful to all the donors for their continued, deeply valued connection with the School of History. [See gallery of pictures attached]

Each year the award ceremony features an address by a guest speaker, either a former student or a former member of the History staff. On this occasion, Emeritus Professor Tom Dunne gave a presentation specially remembering the late John A. Murphy, who passed away recently. Professor Dunne recalled Professor Murphy’s immense contribution to the university and beyond.

For details on History prizes and other related scholarships see the Scholarships and Prizes database at

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