Researchers in Modern Irish History (3 Posts)

Three Researchers in Modern Irish History

Irish National Institute for Historical Research

The Irish National Institute for Historical Research, based in the Department of History University College Cork, is seeking applications from enthusiastic and highly-motivated researchers to work on three-year projects in the collaborative Humanities Serving Irish Society initiative funded by the Higher Education Authority under PRLTI 4. These posts, available from 1 January 2008 and salaried in accord with the normal research pay rates, are as follows:

A Fellow to work under the direction of Dr Laurence M. Geary ( on a project entitled ‘Old and New Epidemics: Public Health in Ireland from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Present’. The successful candidate will explore the major public health issues that affected Ireland from the mid-eighteenth century to the present.

A Fellow to work under the direction of Dr Andy Bielenberg ( researching the background to the recent economic boom in Ireland. The successful candidate must have expertise in modern Irish economic and social history in the Irish Free State and Republic.

A Fellow to work under the direction of Professor Dermot Keogh ( to research Irish political and religious history and identity and the island’s relations with Australasia and the wider Irish diaspora. The primary aim of this research is to extend and deepen our knowledge of the rise of Ireland as a global actor since the late 19th century.

Candidates should have a PhD in history (or be about to complete a doctorate) or in a cognate discipline relevant to the research area. Candidates should have proven research and writing abilities and have publication potential in their own right.They must have up-to-date IT skills and organisational capacity as regards conferences and seminars.

Letters of applications with CV and names of two referees should be sent to

Dr Hiram Morgan, Principal Investigator,
UCC Humanities Platform,
Department of History,
University College Cork, Ireland;
who will also be available for informal discussion.Specific queries should be put to the individual research directors.

Closing date:  Friday, 23 November 2007




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