Dr Ciara Boylan

BA., MLIS., PhD

 
researcher

Biography

Ciara is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre where she works on the Youth Empathy & Social Values (YES) project. She holds a BA (2002) in history and philosophy from NUI Galway and a M.St. (2003) and PhD (2008) in modern history from the University of Oxford. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Studies (2010) from University College Dublin. She was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin on the National Collection of Children's Books project during 2014 and 2015 (https://nccb.tcd.ie/about), and worked in teacher education with Hibernia College from 2007 to 2014.










Research Interests

Ciara's  work on the YES project is focused on the theory and practice of empathy education, including the development and evaluation of programme interventions. Her research interests include the history and philosophy of education, the history of children and childhood, and educational policy.  

Books

  Year Publication
(2018) The life and career of Archbishop Richard Whately: Ireland, religion and reform.
Ciara Boylan (2018) The life and career of Archbishop Richard Whately: Ireland, religion and reform. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'The Great Famine in Irish History Textbooks, 1900–1971'
Ciara Boylan (2017) 'The Great Famine in Irish History Textbooks, 1900–1971' In: Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2016) 'Famine'
Ciara Boylan (2016) 'Famine' In: Princeton History of Modern Ireland. Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Details]
(2015) 'Civilising a Nation: Reflections on Elementary Education in Nineteenth-Century Ireland'
Ciara Boylan & Tom Boylan (2015) 'Civilising a Nation: Reflections on Elementary Education in Nineteenth-Century Ireland' In: Culture and Society in Ireland since 1750: Essays in Honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Victorian Ideologies of Improvement: Sir Charles Trevelyan in India and Ireland'
Ciara Boylan (2006) 'Victorian Ideologies of Improvement: Sir Charles Trevelyan in India and Ireland' In: Ireland-India: Colonies, Culture and Empire. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution.
Ciara Boylan, Sarah-Anne Buckley, Pat Dolan (Ed.). (2017) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]