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About NUI Galway
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
|Professor Enrico Dal Lago
Head of Department
Head of School of History and Philosophy
Rm. 406, ext. 3546
| Dr. Gearóid Barry, B.A. (Moderatorship in History & Political Sciences), PhD. (University of Dublin) Head of First year, Exam Officer Room 401, ext. 3342, email@example.com Research interests: Cultural and Political History of the First World War;
History of Pacifism in the Euro-American World;
History of Modern France; History of World Catholicism;
Twentieth-Century European History;
The First World War in Transnational Perspective; Vichy France.
|||Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley, B.A. PhD. (NUI) Room 408, ext. 4294, firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Irish Social History;
History of Childhood and Youth;
Gender History and Women's History;
History of Institutions and Welfare;
Twentieth-Century British History;
History of Social Movements; Transnational History.
| Dr. Caitriona Clear, M.A., Ph.D. (NUI) Sabbatical Leave 2020-2021 Room 414, ext. 3099, email@example.comResearch interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's History;
Modern Irish Social History; History of Poverty,
History of World Catholicism;
Neglected Twentieth-Century Irish Writers;
Modern European and Irish Social and Economic History;
History of Poverty and Crime; Women's/Gender History; Oral History.
Dr. Carmel Connolly
Room 411, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: Early Modern Atlantic World History;
Black Women and Slavery,
Teaching History through Art.
| Dr. John Cunningham Director of MA History Room 404, ext. 5642, email@example.comResearch interests: Labour Biography; Transnational Syndicalism;
Social Protest and Moral Economy;
Irish Local History; History of Urban Galway;History of Irish Education; Modern Ireland;
Labour Movements – Irish and Transnational.
| Professor Enrico Dal Lago, Laurea in Lettere (Roma), M.A. (Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), D.Litt.(NUI), MRIAHead of Department Room 406, ext. 3546, firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch interests: Comparative History; Slavery and Unfree Labour;
Antislavery and Abolitionism;
The American Civil War in Comparative and Transnational Perspective;
Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century United States;
Italian National Unification; Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Italy
| Dr. Tomas Finn Room 312, ext. 2552, email@example.comResearch interests: Modern Irish and British History and Politics;
The Role of Intellectuals;
Public Policy; Church-State Relations;Northern Ireland; Ireland since the Famine;
Irish Political Thought in the 1930s;
Skills for Historians.
| Dr. Alison Forrestal, M.A. (NUI), Ph.D. (Manchester), MRIA Coordinator of new BA History, Social Media Officer Room 412, ext. 5629, firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch interests: Early Modern History, c. 1400-1750,
with Broad Expertise in the History of Catholicism;
Religious Culture of Seventeenth-Century France;The Catholic Reformation;
Bourbon Political and Social History;
The Protestant Reformation.
| Dr. Mary Harris, B.A., M.A., H.Dip.Ed. (NUI), Ph.D. (Cantab.)
Room 409, ext. 3290, email@example.comResearch interests: Culture and Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Ireland;
Eoin MacNeill and the Gaelic Revival;
Culture and Identity in Independent Ireland;Conflict and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland;
Church, State, and Society in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Ireland;
Irish Political Thought (1930s); Memoirs.
| Dr. Róisín Healy M.A., (NUI), M.A.G.E.S., Ph.D. (Georgetown)
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Room 415, ext. 2551, firstname.lastname@example.org Research interests: Prussian Poland, 1772-1918; Irish-Polish Relations
1772-Present; Colonialism within Modern Europe;
Religion and Church-State Relations in Modern Central Europe;Modern European History; Nazi Germany;
Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past;
Irish Contacts with Continental Europe.
| Dr. Pádraig Lenihan
Head of Final Year Room 403, ext. 5680, email@example.com Research interests: Seventeenth-Century Irish History;
European Military History, 1618-1763;
Neo-Latin Texts Pertaining to Ireland, 1641-1763;Seventeenth-Century Irish history;
European Military History 1618-1763; Eighteenth Century Irish History;Technology and Social Change, 1780-1940
| Dr. Kimberly LoPrete, B.A. (Duke), M.A. (Notre Dame), Ph.D.(Chicago)Director of MA/PhD in Medieval Studies Room 407, ext. 3547, firstname.lastname@example.org Research interests: Social, Political and Cultural History of Medieval Europe,
particularly Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century France;
Aristocratic Women in Medieval Society; Gender and Lordship;The First Crusade and Crusading; Europeans' Travels in Asia;
Medieval Historical Writing; Manuscripts, Codicology, Diplomacy,Transmission of Texts.
| Dr. Laurence Marley, M.A., PhD (NUI)
Adult Education Officer
Room 314, ext. 3791, email@example.com Research interests: Nineteenth-Century Irish History;
Modern Anglo-Irish Relations: Irish Nationalism and British Democracy;
Soldiers as Workers in Britain's Imperial Century;British Imperial Historiography;
Party Politics and Political Radicalism in Nineteenth-Century Britain;
Victorian Society;The Irish in Colonial Australasia.
| Dr. Niall Ó Ciosáin, B.A. (Dub.), Ph.D. (Eur.Univ.Inst.)
Head of Second Year, Head of BA History (Single Honours)
Room 410, ext. 3019, firstname.lastname@example.org Research interests: Popular Literacy and Education in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Europe;
Literacy and Language Shift in Ireland,
Britain and France; History of the Book,particularly Cheap Publishing;
State Publications in the Nineteenth Century
The Great Irish Famine.
| Dr. Kevin O' Sullivan B.A., Ph.D. (Dub.) Director of B.A. in History and Globalisation StudiesRoom 413, ext. 3625, email@example.com Research interests: History of Globalisation;
Contemporary Irish History;
Non-Governmental Organisations;Humanitarianism, Aid and Development;Global History;Contemporary Irish History;
Modern African History.
Dr. Jackie Uí Chionna, B.A (UCD), M.A.(UCC), H.Dip.Ed. (TCD), Ph.D. (NUIG.)
Room 411. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social and cultural history of Ireland since the Famine;
History of Irish family businesses;
History of Education; Oral history.
History of intelligence and cryptography.
Professor Nicholas Canny
Professor Steven Ellis
Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh