Thursday, 27 September 2018

Congratulations to our own Dr. Alison Forrestal, who has just been awarded a President's Award for Research Excellence! This is awarded to NUI Galway academic staff who have made an outstanding contribution to research in their field, and who have enhanced the university's reputation internationally. For information on Dr. Forrestal's research, go to

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Book Launch by Professor Enrico Dal Lago in the Moore Institute on 19th September at 5:30 pm in Room G010. For more on this please see here

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

NUI Galway is hosting a conference on Rural Ireland: Ideals and Realities, 1930s-2000s on 7-8 June 2018. This conference is to celebrate the donation of the Muintir na Tíre Archive to the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. Organised by Dr Caitríona Clear, Dr Tomás Finn and Dr Tony Varley, the conference take place in the Siobhán McKenna Theatre, Arts Millenium Building, NUI Galway. The Rural Ireland: Ideals and Realities, 1930s-2000s conference programme is now available. For queries, please contact, or

Friday, 11 May 2018

Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed by the History channel of the Italian national TV (RAI Storia) on the American Civil War and slave emancipation, the subject of his latest book. Below is the link to the interview:

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed on his new book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2018) in “The Author’s Corner”, an academic U.S.-based blog that publishes written interviews with all the authors of important recent works on American History. Below is the link to the interview:

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

NUI Galway has the honour of hosting the 41st annual and international conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The conference, organised by Dr. Róisín Healy, takes place in the Moore Institute from 4th to 6th May 2017.  IARCEES final conference programme is now available. The Wendy Bracewell Public Lecture is taking place on Thursday 4 May.  Dr. Róisín Healy,Lecturer in European History,School of Humanities,NUI Galway and Vice- President of the IARCEES, 2016–17

Thursday, 15 December 2016

2017/18 Semester 1 & 2 Seminars Graduate Research Seminars in History, 2017-18 Venue : Hardiman Building: The Bridge Seminar Room, Room 1001, First Floor. Wednesdays 4 pm - 5 pm 27 September  John Mc Cafferty, UCD Nosebleeds, Tears and Italianted Hearts : Thinking about the History of Emotions on the Seventeenth-Century Irish Mission 4 Oct Darragh Gannon ( Queen's Univeristy Belfast) Between Irish Party and British Politics; the Home Rule movement in Gt. Briatain, 1916-18. 18 Oct. Mel Farrell (UCD) From Cymann na NGaedheal to Fine Gael : 'Civil War Politics' and the foundation of the United Ireland Party in September 1933. 25 Oct Wayne te Brake ( Purchase College, SUNY) Making Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe : An Irish Perspective. 8 Nov Lorraine Grimes ( NUIG) " I will do anything...rather than keep it or return to my own country" : The emigraton of Irish unmarried mothers to Liverpool and Birmingham, 1923-48. 22 Nov Ian Kenneally ( NUIG) Editing the first draft of history - the challenge of producing Ireland's Revolution Papers, 2016-1 7

Friday, 11 November 2016

Congratulations to former History student Christopher Breslin who was awarded the Mansion House Fund Prize in Irish History 2016. The Mansion House Fund, which is designed to promote 'the study of Irish Language, Literature and History', provides for the annual award of a Scholarship and Prize, in the subjects of Irish and Irish History. Christopher was supervised by Dr. Niall Ó Ciosáin.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Congratulations to Dr Enrico Dal Lago who has been awarded the DLitt (Doctor of Literature) degree on Published Work by the National University of Ireland. The DLitt on Published Work is a higher doctorate awarded to scholars who have, over a sustained period, published a substantial body of ground-breaking and influential work in a field of specialisation and who have achieved outstanding distinction internationally in that field.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

  Foundation Travel Bursary for NUI Galway History postgrads (awarded annually) Doctoral students at History at NUI Galway are eligible to apply for the annual Foundation Travel Bursary in History.  Awarded for the first time in 2016-17,this Bursary is made possible thanks to the generosity of a private donor. The next award will be made in autumn 2018.  The Terms and Conditions of the Foundation Travel Bursary in History as awarded in 2017/18 may be viewed here as general guidance.  please click link for   The Terms and Conditions  of The Foundation Travel Bursary All enquiries to

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Professor Nicholas Canny Honoured at Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America: Three panels to honour the contribution that former chair of History at NUIG, Professor Nicholas Canny, has made to the study of early modern Irish history featured in the programme of the RSA annual conference this year.  Paying tribute to the impact that Professor Canny has had in the fields of Irish and Atlantic historiography, nine presenters underscored how his seminal publications continue to bring into focus a broader perspective on colonial identities and interactions in the early modern world.  Pictured with Professor Canny (centre) are panel organizers, Professor Sarah Covington (Queen’s College, CUNY) and Associate Professor Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut), Professor David Armitage (Chair of the Dept. of History, Harvard University), and Dr. Alison Forrestal (Head of History, NUIG).