Dr Ciara Boylan

BA., MLIS., PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Ciara is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre on the Youth Empathy & Social Values (YES) project (http://www.childandfamilyresearch.ie/cfrc/empathy/). 

Ciara holds a DPhil (Phd) and MSt in history from the University of Oxford and a BA in history and philosophy from NUI Galway. She is co-editor, with Ciara Gallagher, of Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940, published in 2018 as part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood series. Her book on the career of Archbishop Richard Whately, The Life and Career of Archbishop Richard Whately: Ireland, Religion and Reform, was published by Four Courts Press in 2018.   

Ciara 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) where she undertook research on educational texts for children from 1700 to the present day. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from University College Dublin and worked in a number of libraries including the Royal Irish Academy Library and the National Library of Ireland.

Research Interests

19th century Irish history
History of children and childhood, including publishing for children
History of education
Contemporary educational policy 
Social and emotional learning






Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Factors influencing the development of empathy and pro-social behaviour among adolescents: A systematic review'
Silke, C., Brady, B. Boylan, C., Dolan, P. (2018) 'Factors influencing the development of empathy and pro-social behaviour among adolescents: A systematic review'. Children And Youth Services Review, 94 :421-436 [Details]

Books

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

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Introduction'
Boylan, Ciara & Gallagher, Ciara (2018) 'Introduction' In: Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2017) 'The Great Famine in Irish History Textbooks, 1900–1971'
Boylan, Ciara (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]
(2015) 'Civilising a Nation: Reflections on Elementary Education in Nineteenth-Century Ireland'
Boylan, Ciara & Boylan, Thomas (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]
(2010) 'The Art and Science of Political Economy: Nassau Senior and Ireland in the 1830s'
Boylan, Ciara & Boylan, Thomas (2010) 'The Art and Science of Political Economy: Nassau Senior and Ireland in the 1830s' In: Back to the Future of Irish Studies: Festschrift for Tadhg Foley. Oxford: Peter Lang. [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]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2019) Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour among Early Adolescents in Ireland: Scientific Report.
Silke, C., Boylan, C., Brady, B., & Dolan, P. (2019) Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour among Early Adolescents in Ireland: Scientific Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [Details]
(2019) Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour among Early Adolescents in Ireland: Composite Report.
Silke, C., Boylan, C., Brady, B., & Dolan, P. (2019) Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour among Early Adolescents in Ireland: Composite Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [Details]
(2019) Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour among Early Adolescents in Ireland: Policy and Curriculum Reivew & Key Informant Perspectives.
Boylan, C., Brady, B., Silke, C. & Dolan, P. (2019) Empathy, Social Values and Civic Behaviour among Early Adolescents in Ireland: Policy and Curriculum Reivew & Key Informant Perspectives. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway, Galway. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2018)
Boylan, Ciara & Gallagher, Ciara (Ed.). (2018) Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2017)
Boylan, Ciara, Buckley, Sarah-Anne & Dolan, Pat (Ed.). (2017) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Archbishop Richard Whately and the Secular Gospel of Political Economy'
Boylan, Ciara (2009) 'Archbishop Richard Whately and the Secular Gospel of Political Economy' New Voices in Irish Studies, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) National Educational Psychological Service Western Region Workshop,
Boylan, Ciara (2018) Youth Empathy and Social Values (YES) Project. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Educational Psychological Service Western Region Workshop, NEPS Regional Office, Galway , 10-DEC-18. [Details]
(2018) How Young People are Heard and Helped Conference,
Boylan, Ciara (2018) Youth as Researchers: empowering the youth voice and supporting empathy in action. [Invited Oral Presentation], How Young People are Heard and Helped Conference, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo , 18-JAN-18. [Details]
(2018) Church of Ireland Historical Society Conference,
Boylan, Ciara (2018) Archbishop Richard Whately (1787-1863): A churchman in the age of reform. [Conference Paper], Church of Ireland Historical Society Conference, Dublin , 02-NOV-18. [Details]
(2015) National Collection of Children’s Books Symposium,
Boylan, Ciara (2015) 'The design of the following...’: Exploring Objectives and Agendas in Educational Texts. [Conference Paper], National Collection of Children’s Books Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin , 16-APR-15 - 16-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature: Constructing Childhoods and Texts for Children,
Boylan, Ciara (2015) “Hast thou Children? - Instruct them”: Constructions of Irish childhood in the improvement literature of Abigail Roberts (1748 – 1823). [Conference Paper], Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature: Constructing Childhoods and Texts for Children, dlr Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire , 10-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) International Research Centre for Children’s Literature Congress: Creating Childhoods,
Boylan, Ciara (2015) 'Every Irish girl should be anxious to learn this useful art’: girlhood and womanhood in educational texts for the poor. [Conference Paper], International Research Centre for Children’s Literature Congress: Creating Childhoods, University of Worcester, U.K , 08-AUG-15 - 12-AUG-15. [Details]
(2006) Second Annual Postgraduate Irish Studies Conference,
Boylan, Ciara (2006) Archbishop Richard Whately and the Secular Gospel of Political Economy. [Conference Paper], Second Annual Postgraduate Irish Studies Conference, Bath Spa University , 01-NOV-06 - 01-NOV-06. [Details]
(2004) Fourth Calway Conference on Colonialism India and Ireland,
Boylan, Ciara (2004) Victorian Ideologies of Reform: Charles Trevelyan in India and Ireland. [Conference Paper], Fourth Calway Conference on Colonialism India and Ireland, NUI Galway , 02-JUN-04 - 05-JUN-04. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2012) Review of R. F. Foster, Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
Boylan, Ciara (2012) Review of R. F. Foster, Words Alone: Yeats and his Inheritances (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Book Review [Details]
(2010) Reivew of Peter Gray, The Making of the Irish Poor Law 1815-43 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).
Boylan, Ciara (2010) Reivew of Peter Gray, The Making of the Irish Poor Law 1815-43 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). Book Review [Details]
(2007) Review of Richard English, Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (London: Macmillan, 2006).
Boylan, Ciara (2007) Review of Richard English, Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (London: Macmillan, 2006). Book Review [Details]
(2006) Review of Terence McDonough (ed.) Was Ireland a Colony? Economics, Politics and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2005).
Boylan, Ciara (2006) Review of Terence McDonough (ed.) Was Ireland a Colony? Economics, Politics and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 2005). Book Review [Details]
(2005) Review of Robin Haines, Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2005.
Boylan, Ciara (2005) Review of Robin Haines, Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2005. Book Review [Details]

Online Database

  Year Publication
(2015) National Collection of Children's Books Database.
Boylan, Ciara & Gallagher, Ciara (2015) National Collection of Children's Books Database. Online Database [Details]