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History and Philosophy
Dr Jackie Ui Chionna
The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Science
Hardiman Research Building
From 2007-2009 she was commissioned as Senior Researcher by NUI Galway to undertake "The University in Living Memory Oral History Project". The project was designed to establish what it was like to study, teach or work at University College Galway from 1930-1980. A publication based on the project's interviews, entitled An Oral History of University College Galway, 1930-1980: A University in Living Memory will be published by Four Courts Press, Dublin, in Autumn 2019.
From 2013-15 she held the Thomas McDonogh Post-Doctoral research fellowship at NUIG, during which she produced a biography of Galway businessman, entrepreneur and politician, Máirtín Mór McDonogh . The book He Was Galway: Máirtín Mór McDonogh, 1860-1934 was published by Four Courts Press, Dublin in November 2016.
She is currently a Research Fellow at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at NUIG, where she is researching her next book, a biography of Emily Anderson OBE (1891-1962). A former Professor of German at University College Galway, Anderson was recruited by the British Foreign Office in 1918 and was one of the pioneers in the development of cryptanalysis - the breaking of enemy codes for intelligence purposes. Anderson was also a renowned scholar who published landmark works on the letters of Mozart and Beethoven.
Jackie was recently awarded an Archives By-Fellowship at Churchill College Cambridge to work on her biography of Emily Anderson, and will take up the By-Fellowship in April 2019.
She is a member of the organising committee of the INISH: Island Conversations festival, which takes place annually on the island of Inishbofin, off the west coast of Ireland.
My recent research is more global in nature, and relates to the history of intelligence, specifically cryptography and the breaking of codes for the purposes of wartime intelligence gathering.
I am an experienced oral historian, and have used oral history extensively in my research.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2018)|| 'Review of Beamish and Crawford: The History of an Irish Brewery'
Jackie Uí Chionna (2018) 'Review of Beamish and Crawford: The History of an Irish Brewery'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 42 :143-144 [Details]
|(2019)|| An Oral History of University College Galway 1930-1980: A University in Living Memory.
Jackie Uí Chionna (2019) An Oral History of University College Galway 1930-1980: A University in Living Memory. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
|(2016)|| He Was Galway Máirtín Mór McDonogh 1860-1934.
Jackie Uí Chionna (2016) He Was Galway Máirtín Mór McDonogh 1860-1934. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
|(2000)|| 'The Role of Civic Trusts in Ireland'
Jackie Uí Chionna (2000) 'The Role of Civic Trusts in Ireland' In: The Heritage of Ireland. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
|(2017)|| Rural Ireland in the Early Twentieth Century: Conflict, Rebellion and Key Developments
Jackie Uí Chionna (2017) The manure factory was a good thing for McDonogh and Sons; but it was a better thing for hundreds of small farmers.': Máirtín Mór McDonogh and the Fertiliser Industry in the West of Ireland Rural Ireland in the Early Twentieth Century: Conflict, Rebellion and Key Developments [Details]
|(2019)|| Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.
Jackie Uí Chionna (Ed.). (2019) Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. Galway: Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. [Details]
|(2017)|| Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.
Jackie Uí Chionna (Ed.). (2017) Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. Galway: Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. [Details]
Community Engagement Publications
|(2002)|| Galway: It's My City/Gaillimh S'í Mo Chathair ´í.
Jackie Uí Chionna (2002) Galway: It's My City/Gaillimh S'í Mo Chathair ´í. Community Engagement Publications [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2019||Archives By-Fellow University of Cambridge||Churchill College Cambridge|
|2004||Irish Legal History Society Bursary||Irish Legal History Society|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Oral History Society UK||Member||/|
|Women's History Association||Member||/|
|Committee||Function||From / To|
|Access Music Project Galway||Member||/|
|Network Ireland||National PRO||/|
|Scoil Iognáid Board of Management||Member||/|
|Galway Civic Trust||Member||/|
|National Monuments Advisory Committee Co. Galway||Chairperson||/|
|Galway City Development Committee||Member (Rep. Community & Voluntary Sector)||/|
|Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Salthill Branch)||Secretary||/|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|Department of Labour||Civil Servant||/|
|Údarás na Gaeltachta||Training Co-Ordinator||/|
|Department of Education||Civil Servant||/|
|Galway Civic Trust||Manager||/|
|St. Joseph's Secondary School Mountjoy St. Dublin 7.||Secondary School Teacher||/|
|National Youth Council of Ireland||Development Officer||/|
|Arcana Entertainment Production||Marketing Manager||/|
|David Allen Outdoor Advertising||Sales Administrator||/|
|National University of Ireland Galway||Senior Researcher||/|
|Galway Mayo Institute of Technology||Lecturer||/|
|Galway Roscommon Educ. & Training Board||Lecturer||/|
|National University of Ireland Galway||Tutor/ Part Time Teaching Assistant||/|
|National University of Ireland Galway||Post Doctoral Research Fellow||/|
|1997||University College Cork||MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9)||Heritage Management|
|1992||University College Cork||POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA (LEVEL 9)||Heritage Management|
|1987||Trinity College Dublin||Higher Diploma||Education|
|2011||National University of Ireland Galway||PhD||History|
|1986||UCD||B.A. (Mod)||History, English|
|Turasóireacht Chonamara & Árann Teo.||
Prepared a feasibility study on the development of Marine Tourism in the Gaeltacht of Co. Galway and the Aran Islands.
|Title||Type||From / To|
|Board Membership||Secretary, Salthill Branch CCE||/|
|Board Membership||Manager, Galway Civic Trust||/|
|Board Membership||Galway City Development Board||/|
|Journal Of The Galway Archaeological And Historical Society||Editor|
Mentor to students entering the ACCESS course at NUIG, and Tutor to students registered with NUIG's Disability Office.
As an experienced oral historian I have also taught courses on oral history. My MA is in Heritage Management, and I have taught courses on Heritage Interpretation and Practice, Local History, Genealogy, and Heritage Tourism.
As a fluent Irish speaker, she I have taught history courses through the medium of Irish, and I have incorporated Irish language sources extensively in my publications and conference presentations.
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2004 - Present||Skills for Historians||HISK1101||History|