Dr Ciara Boylan

BA., MLIS., PhD

 
researcher

Biography

Ciara Boylan is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Youth Empathy & Social Values (YES) project at the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre. She completed her M.St. and DPhil in modern history at the University of Oxford and a Master of Library and Information Studies degree at University College Dublin. Prior to joining the UNESCO CFRC she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin on the National Collection of Children's Books project, an Irish Research Council project that completed its work in December 2015 https://nccb.tcd.ie/about. Her research focused on educational publishing for children and young people from c.1700-2013, framing this within the context of the history of childhood and the history and sociology of education. She also worked in teacher training for eight years with Hibernia College.

Ciara's work on the YES project focuses on the theory and practice of empathy education, social and emotional learning and citizenship education in educational policy, and curriculum/programme development. Her research interests include the history, sociology and philosophy of education; educational policy and curriculum development; the history of childhood in Ireland; publishing for children and young people; and citizenship education and empathy education.  







Research Interests

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'
Boylan, Ciara (2016) 'Famine' In: Princeton History of Modern Ireland. Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Victorian Ideologies of Improvement: Sir Charles Trevelyan in India and Ireland'
Boylan, Ciara (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]