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 holds a BA in history and philosophy from NUIG, a masters and doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from UCD. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin on the National Collection of Children's Books project https://nccb.tcd.ie/about. Her research focused on educational publishing for children and young people from 1700-2013. 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 and curriculum/programme development. Her research interests include the history and philosophy of education; educational policy; curriculum development; the history of childhood in Ireland; and publishing for children and young people.  







Research Interests

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'
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]