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

HISTORY GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINARS 2016-17. SEMESTER TWO, January- March 2017.   Venue: Hardiman Building: The Bridge Seminar Room, Room 1001, First Floor.  Wednesdays 4pm-5pm   11 January Dr. Matthew J. O’Brien. (Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio) Before There Was Trump: Irish-American Right-Wing Populism in the Twentieth Century.   18 January Mr Eoghan Moran (Queen Mary, University of London) 'Storming the Bastille of Financial Feudalism': Centrist Populism in the French and Spanish Republics, 1930-36.   25 January Dr Joe Regan (NUIG) Patrick Finney of Loughrea, Boston bounty broker in Ireland during the American Civil War.   1 February Dr Darina McCarthy (Maynooth University) Heinrich Bewerunge (1862-1923): German cleric, music professor and liturgical reform in Ireland.   8 February Mr David Kilgannon (NUIG) 'A most lamentable series of practices': Accommodating the Intellectually Disabled in Ireland, 1950-67.   15 February Dr Joseph Clarke (TCD) A ‘War Against God’?: Religion and Violence during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.   22 February An Dr Úna Ní Bhroiméil (Mary Immaculate College, UL) John Quinn - Irish American patron and powerbroker in turn of the century New York.   1 March Mr Michael Kavanagh Protestant Secondary School Education in Co. Galway: Galway Grammar School, 1895-1932.   8 March Dr James O’Donnell (NUIG) Political economy and professional networks in the nineteenth and twentieth-century British and Irish press.   15 March Dr Annemarie Brosnan (Mary Immaculate College, UL) The education of freed slaves in the American South.   22 March Dr Gerard Moran (NUIG & independent scholar) Sending out Ireland's Permanent Deadweight During the Great Famine:  The Case of the Cork Workhouse Paupers sent to New Brunswick in 1850.   29 March TBC    All welcome / Fáilte roimh chách.


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

History at NUI Galway is pleased to announce a call for applications for the annual Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh Travel Bursary for History. Doctoral students at History at NUI Galway are eligible to apply for this bursary, awarded for the first time in 2016-17, which is made possible thanks to the generosity of the family of our late graduate and friend Dr Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh (1967-2014). The next award will be made in October 2017, all details including application form and terms and conditions‌ are now available. Prospective applicants should read and complete the documentation attached without delay ahead of the deadline (details in documents linked above). Dr Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh (née Whelan) (1967-2014), a native of Killaloe, Co. Clare, was a scholar and graduate in History from NUI Galway, holding an MA in History from this university (1991)  which was  subsequently published as Edward Hay: historian of 1798 (2010). Her doctorate, completed at UCD in 1999, considered the role of Irishwomen in the professions in the period 1880-1930. Margaret’s wide range and variety of publications – several score up to 2013 - reflected abiding interests in the histories of gender, medicine, sport, education and religion, as epitomized by her seminal biography Kathleen Lynn: Irishwoman, patriot and doctor (2006). Holder of a Fulbright scholarship at Boston College in 2000-2001, Margaret was also a fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and taught at at several Irish third-level colleges in Ireland and also in New Zealand. A community-minded scholar and vivacious presence, Margaret’s student and academic life included successes in athletics generous involvement in An Cumann Staire and sister student history societies elsewhere. With the support of her husband Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, this memorial prize recalls her life by enabling other NUI Galway students to pursue new paths in research, as she did.  All enquiries to history@nuigalway.ie

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).