Events & News

  • A Seminar on Slavery

    16 Mar
    A Seminar on Slavery

    The UCC Humanities Platform in association with the Boole Library presents

     

    A Seminar on Slavery

    Seminar room, Boole Library,      

    4 pm, Wednesday, 16 March 2011

     

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  • Prof. John A. Murphy's Lost Manuscript

    08 Mar
    Prof. John A. Murphy's Lost Manuscript

    John A's Lost Manuscript

    The Desmond Survey, a lost manuscript of Professor John A. Murphy’s, was recently launched online at the Irish Conference of Historians in Limerick. Originally transcribed for publication in 1960s but never put in press, this is a large survey of County Kerry which the crown undertook following the death of the earl of Clancarty in 1596. Upgraded from old galley proofs by researcher Emer Purcell, it is now online at CELT http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/E580000-001/index.html complete with splendid maps of the MacCarthy lordship.

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  • Melvyn Bragg: Text, Context, Culture

    25 Mar
    Melvyn Bragg: Text, Context, Culture

    The UCC Humanities Platform in association with the Boole Library

    presents

    Melvyn Bragg

    Text, Context, Culture 

     

    The English broadcaster, writer and cultural commentator will discuss his work with Dr Hiram Morgan of the School of History

     

     

    The Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork

     Thurs 25th March

    Reception @ 5.30

    Interview @ 6.15

     

     

     

     

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  • The Curse of Cromwell?

    09 Oct
    The Curse of Cromwell?

    The History Department at UCC Presents

    Lecture by

    John Morrill

    Professor of British and Irish History

    University of Cambridge

    'Rethinking the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland'

    Boole 2 Thursday, 6pm, 9th October 2008

     

     

     

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  • Kinsale's Accidental Royal Visit

    18 May
    Kinsale's Accidental Royal Visit

    Hiram Morgan of the Department of History, University College Cork, has revealed an exciting new source for Irish history.

     

    A little known account in Old French tells the story of a four day visit to Kinsale by Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg in June 1518 after his fleet was forced to land in Ireland on the way from Spain to the Low Countries because of stormy weather.

     

    The account was written by a royal secretary, Laurent Vital. It is full of curiosity and good humour and unlike contemporary English observers he is not hostile towards the Irish. It is an important addition to our knowledge.

     

    History Ireland has an introductory article on the visit, a translation of Vital’s account is freely accessible on the CELT website @ www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T500000-001 and a seminar will be held in Kinsale at Blue Haven at 7 pm on 18 May.

     

    Hiram Morgan can be contacted about this on 087 9333 628

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  • 'The Look of Othello': interiority, colour and the lying body

    02 Apr
    'The Look of Othello': interiority, colour and the lying body

    The Departments of English and History

    present

    'The look of Othello': interiority, colour and the lying body

    by

    Professor Michael Neill

    Emeritus, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Venue: Boole 3, 2pm, Thursday, 2 April 2009

    Under the auspices of the Irish National Institute for Historical Research

    Funded by PRTLI Cycle 4

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Final PRTLI Cycle 4 Progress Report for CELT

TEI-encoded electronic publications, March 2008 to August 2010

Issued by Beatrix Färber, CELT Project Manager,10 September 2010

(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or equivalent)

Distinguished Guest Lecture by Professor Catherine Clinton

On 14 February, the UCC Humanities Platform and the MA in Politics presented a Distinguished Guest Lecture by Professor Catherine Clinton of Queen’s University Belfast. The title of Professor Clinton’s Lecture was, “Representing the Lincolns: Costumes and Consulting on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.“ Professor Clinton, Lincoln Scholar and film consultant, is the author of Mrs. Lincoln: A Life (New York: Harper Collins, 2009), the biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. Professor Clinton has worked as an advisor to Steven Spielberg on War Horse, Munich, Saving Private Ryan and, most recently, the historical epic, Lincoln.

Left to right: James Cronin, Dorothy Convery, Michael Holland, David Fitzgerald (Co-ordinator: MA in Politics), Professor Catherine Clinton (Speaker), Hiram Morgan (PRTLI4 Project Leader), Ben Hazard, and John Borgonovo (Photo credit: Mike English). 

Left to right: James Cronin, Dorothy Convery, Michael Holland, David Fitzgerald (Co-ordinator: MA in Politics), Professor Catherine Clinton (Speaker), Hiram Morgan (PRTLI4 Project Leader), Ben Hazard, and John Borgonovo (Photo credit: Mike English).

UCC Humanities Platform Book Launch

Presented by the UCC Humanities Platform (PRTLI4), two new history books by John Barry and Hiram Morgan, Andy Bielenberg and Raymond Ryan were launched on Monday 18 February in the Aula Maxima, University College Cork.

 

Well attended by many friends and colleagues of the authors and editors, the event was opened by Professor Patrick O'Donovan, Vice-Head for Research in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. A presentation was given by Dr Hiram Morgan, Project Leader of PRTLI4 before Professor Emeritus of Irish History, John A. Murphy, launched both books.

 Presented by the UCC Humanities Platform (PRTLI4), two new history books by John Barry and Hiram Morgan, Andy Bielenberg and Raymond Ryan were launched on Monday 18 February in the Aula Maxima, University College Cork.

Photo: (L-R) Dr John Barry, Dr Hiram Morgan, Professor Patrick O'Donovan (Vice-Head for Research in the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences), Professor Emeritus John A. Murphy (Speaker), Dr Raymond Ryan, Dr Andy Bielenberg (photo credit: Mike English)

Photo: (L-R) Dr John Barry, Dr Hiram Morgan, Professor Patrick O'Donovan (Vice-Head for Research in the College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences), Professor Emeritus John A. Murphy (Speaker), Dr Raymond Ryan, Dr Andy Bielenberg (photo credit: Mike English)

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