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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
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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.
Dr. Gearóid Barry, B.A. (Moderatorship in History & Political Sciences), PhD. (University of Dublin)
Director of Graduate Studies
Room 401, ext. 3342, email
Research interests include Modern and contemporary France, cultural and political history of the First World War in Europe, European pacifism between the World Wars, history of religion in modern and contemporary Europe (including popular religiosity), French Catholicism since that Revolution, the origins of Christian Democracy in Europe, Franco-Irish links in the twentieth-century.
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, B.A., Ph.D. (NUI)
Head of Single Honours
Room 408, ext.4294, e-mail
Research interests: Nineteenth and twentieth-century Irish and British social, political, and social policy history; women and gender; institutional histories; welfare history and the history of childhood and the family in Ireland.
Dr Caitríona Clear, M.A., Ph.D. (NUI)
Head of First Year
Room 414, ext. 3099, firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Women; Social history of Ireland and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Dr Enrico Dal Lago, Laurea in Lettere (Roma), M.A. (Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), D.Litt.(NUI)
Room 403, ext. 3546, email@example.com
U.S. Social and Political history, especially the 19th century; American Slavery in comparative perspective; Native North Americans, especially the Plains' Tribes.
Dr Alison Forrestal, M.A. (NUI), Ph.D. (Manchester), FRHistS
Room 412, ext. 5629, firstname.lastname@example.org
Early modern Europe, particularly seventeenth-century France; history of religion, particularly early modern Catholic culture and society; seventeenth-century Ireland.
Dr Mary Harris, B.A., M.A., H.Dip.Ed. (NUI), Ph.D. (Cantab.)
Room 409, ext. 3290, email@example.com
Northern Ireland; politics and culture (especially the Irish language) in early twentieth-century Ireland; religion in twentieth-century Ireland.
Dr Róisín Healy, M.A., (NUI), M.A.G.E.S., Ph.D. (Georgetown)
Head of Exams
Room 415, ext. 2551, firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern German and Polish history; Irish contacts with continental Europe; religion and church-state relations in central Europe; history of suicide
Dr Kimberly LoPrete, B.A. (Duke), M.A. (Notre Dame), Ph.D.(Chicago)
Room 407, ext. 3547, email@example.com
Teaching and Research interests: social, political and cultural history of medieval Europe, in particular the 11th-12th centuries and France; women in medieval society, notably aristocratic women; gender and lordship; the first crusade and the history of crusading; Europeans' encounters with non-Europeans and travels in Asia; medieval historical writing and uses of the past in the middle ages; manuscript studies, including palaeography, codicology and the transmission of texts.
Dr Laurence Marley M.A., PhD (NUI)
Room 314, ext.3791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish and British history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the Irish diaspora; and British imperial history.
Dr Niall Ó Ciosáin, B.A. (Dub.), Ph.D. (Eur.Univ.Inst.)
Head of Discipline
Room 410, ext. 3019, email@example.com
The social and cultural history of 18th and 19th-century Ireland and Europe, particularly literacy and education, the history of the book in Ireland, popular printing and reading, language shift and language change.
Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.(NUI), MRIA
Head of Second Year
Room 402, ext. 2697, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ireland, Britain and Europe during the Early Middle Ages; computistics; medieval Latin palaeography; Irish traditional music and song.
Dr Kevin O' Sullivan, B.A., Ph.D. (Dub.)
Director of Taught MA
Room 413, ext. 3625, email@example.com
The history of decolonisation; social and political legacies of imperialism; humanitarianism; non-governmental organisations; globalisation; international