Administrative Staff

Enrico ISS Professor Enrico Dal Lago
Head of Department
Rm. 406, ext. 3546
enrico.dallago@nuigalway.ie
 Helena ISS

Ms Helena Condon 
Administrator
Rm. 405, ext. 2537 
helena.condon@nuigalway.ie

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Academic Staff

 

 
Dr. Gearóid Barry, B.A(Moderatorship in History & Political Sciences),
PhD. (University of Dublin)  
Director of Graduate Studies          
Room 401, ext. 3342, gearoid.barry@nuigalway.ie    
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)  
Social Media Officer
Room 408, ext. 4294, sarahanne.buckley@nuigalway.ie
Research 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)   
Head of First Year          
Room 414, ext. 3099, caitriona.clear@nuigalway.ie
Research interests: 
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's History; 
Modern Irish Social History; History of Poverty, 
History of Modern France; 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. John Cunningham  
Director of Taught MA       
Room 404, ext. 5642, john.cunningham@nuigalway.ie
Research 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 LagoLaurea in Lettere (Roma), M.A. (Kansas),
M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), D.Litt.(NUI) 
Head of Department, Head of Second Year      
Room 406, ext. 3546, enrico.dallago@nuigalway.ie
Research interests: 
Comparative History; Slavery and Unfree Labour;
Antislavery and Abolitionism;
The American Civil War in Comparative and Transnational Perspective;
Nineteenth-Century Nationalism;
Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century United States;
Native North Americans; Secret Societies; History of Globalisation.
   
Dr. Tomas Finn        
Room 312, ext. 2552, tomas.finn@nuigalway.ie
Research 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), FRHistS  
Adult Education Officer        
Room 412, ext. 5629, alison.forrestal@nuigalway.ie
Research 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.) 
Head of BA in History (Single Honours)
Room 409, ext. 3290, mary.harris@nuigalway.ie
Research 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)   
Room 415, ext. 2551, roisin.healy@nuigalway.ie   
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, padraig.lenihan@nuigalway.ie 
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 in Medieval Studies  
Room 407, ext. 3547, kim.loprete@nuigalway.ie 
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)
Room 314, ext. 3791, laurence.marley@nuigalway.ie 
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 CiosáinB.A. (Dub.), Ph.D. (Eur.Univ.Inst.)     
Room 410, ext. 3019, niall.ociosain@nuigalway.ie 
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.
 
   
 
Prof Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.(NUI), MRIA  
Room 402, ext. 2697, daibhi.ocroinin@nuigalway.ie  
Research interests: 
Culture, Politics and Society in Early Medieval Ireland and Europe;
The End of the Roman Empire and the Rise of the Barbarian Kingdoms;
Literacy and Manuscript Culture in Early Medieval Ireland and Europe;
The History of Computus in Late Antiquity;
The History of Traditional Singing in Ireland;
The Irish Cultural Revival, c. 1890-1916.
 
   
Dr. Kevin O' Sullivan B.A., Ph.D. (Dub.) 
Exam Officer
Room 413, ext. 3625, kevin.k.osullivan@nuigalway.ie 
Research interests: 
History of Globalisation;
Contemporary Irish History;
Non-Governmental Organisations;
Humanitarianism, Aid and Development;
Global History;
Contemporary Irish History;
Modern African History.
 

 Emeritus Professors

Professor Steven Ellis
Email: steven.ellis@nuigalway.ie

Professor Nicholas Canny
Email: nicholas.canny@nuigalway.ie

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
Email: gearoid.otuathaigh@nuigalway.ie