Dr Róisín Healy

M.A., PhD.

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Dept. of History
Room 415, Tower 1
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2551
E: roisin.healy@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Róisín studied History and German at UCD from 1987 to 1991. She spent her third undergraduate year studying at the University of Tuebingen in Germany on a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). She did a M.A. in German at UCD, before moving to Washington, DC in 1992 to pursue a M.A. in German and European Studies and a Ph.D. in History at Georgetown University, funded by scholarships from the Fulbright Commission and Georgetown University. Since taking up employment in Galway in 1997, she has spent time as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Potsdam University, and most recently Leipzig University as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow.


Books

  Year Publication
(2003) The Jesuit Specter in Imperial Germany.
Healy, R. (2003) The Jesuit Specter in Imperial Germany. Boston: Brill. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2016) Small Nations and Colonial Peripheries in World War I.
G. Barry, E. Dal Lago and R. Healy (Ed.). (2016) Small Nations and Colonial Peripheries in World War I. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2014) The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past.
R. Healy and E. Dal Lago (Ed.). (2014) The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past. London: Palgrave. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'The Visible Church and Invisible Polish: Protestant and Catholic clergy in Prussian Poland'
R. Healy (2015) 'The Visible Church and Invisible Polish: Protestant and Catholic clergy in Prussian Poland' In: Invisible Languages in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2014) 'Rethinking Colonialism'
R. Healy and E. Dal Lago (2014) 'Rethinking Colonialism' In: The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2014) 'Irish-Polish Solidarity: Irish Responses to the January Uprising of 1863-64 in Congress Poland'
Róisín Healy (2014) 'Irish-Polish Solidarity: Irish Responses to the January Uprising of 1863-64 in Congress Poland' In: Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2014) 'From Commonwealth to Colony? Poland under Prussia'
R. Healy (2014) 'From Commonwealth to Colony? Poland under Prussia' In: The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2012) 'Taithi Thuismitheoirí nach cainteoirí dúchais iad'
R. Healy (2012) 'Taithi Thuismitheoirí nach cainteoirí dúchais iad' In: Thógamar le Gaeilge iad. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2012) 'In the Shadows of the Enlightenment: Irish Praise for Poland'
R. Healy (2012) 'In the Shadows of the Enlightenment: Irish Praise for Poland' In: Notions of the Self: The search for identity in East Central Europe in the Eighteenth Century. Zielona Gora: Uniwersytet Zielona Góra. [Details]
(2011) 'Religion and Rebellion: The Catholic Church in Ireland and Poland from 1848 to 1867'
Healy, R. (2011) 'Religion and Rebellion: The Catholic Church in Ireland and Poland from 1848 to 1867' In: Polish-Irish Encounters in the Old and New Europe. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2010) 'Kovetendo példa Írország számára. Williamn Smith O'Brien ír nemzeti politikus a magyarokról [Lessons for Ireland: William Smith O'Brien Irish nationslist politician on Hungary, trans. Lilí Zach]'
Healy, R. (2010) 'Kovetendo példa Írország számára. Williamn Smith O'Brien ír nemzeti politikus a magyarokról [Lessons for Ireland: William Smith O'Brien Irish nationslist politician on Hungary, trans. Lilí Zach]' In: Idegen szemmel. Pécs: Pécsi Tudományegyetem. [Details]
(2008) 'The View from the Margins: Ireland and Poland-Lithuania, 1698-1798'
Healy, R. (2008) 'The View from the Margins: Ireland and Poland-Lithuania, 1698-1798' In: Britain and Poland-Lithuania: Contacts and Comparisons. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2007) 'The German Empire and the Jesuits'
Healy, R. (2007) 'The German Empire and the Jesuits' In: Religious Refugees in Europe, Asia and North America (6th-21st century). Hamburg: LIT. [Details]
(2001) 'Anti-Jesuitism in Imperial Germany: The Jesuit as Androgyne'
Healy, R. (2001) 'Anti-Jesuitism in Imperial Germany: The Jesuit as Androgyne' In: Catholics, Protestants and Jews in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Oxford: Berg. [Details]
(2000) 'Approaching a New Millennium: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future, Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of the European Idea'
Healy, R. (2000) 'Approaching a New Millennium: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future, Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of the European Idea' In: HIT Centre Bergen. [Details]
(2000) 'Religion and Civil Society: Catholics, Jesuits, and Protestants in Imperial Germany'
Healy, R. (2000) 'Religion and Civil Society: Catholics, Jesuits, and Protestants in Imperial Germany' In: Paradoxes of Civil Society: New Perspectives on Modern German and British History. Oxford: Berghahn. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2011) Eighteenth Century Studies Conference
Healy, R. (2011) Die Wahrnehmung der polnischen Teilungen in Irland; The Perception of the Polish Partitions in Ireland Eighteenth Century Studies Conference University of Graz, Austria, [Details]
(2010) Writing East Central Europe
Healy, R. (2010) An Irish Nationalist in Hungary and Poland: William Smith O’Brien’s Travel Diary, 1861 Writing East Central Europe [Details]
(2009) No Place Apart? Celebrating Frank Wright and Comparative Approaches to the Study of Ethnic Conflict
Healy, R. (2009) Ireland as Poland in the Long Nineteenth Century: From Metaphor to Case Study No Place Apart? Celebrating Frank Wright and Comparative Approaches to the Study of Ethnic Conflict [Details]
(2009) German Studies Association Annual Conference
Healy, R. (2009) The Mobilization of Ethnic Minorities in the First World War- The Cases of Prussian Poland and Ireland German Studies Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2008) Eighteenth Century Ireland Society Conference
Healy, R. (2008) A Parallel Revealed: Irish Writers on Poland Eighteenth Century Ireland Society Conference [Details]
(2008) British International History Group Conference
Healy, R. (2008) ’Poland of the Sea’: Ireland and British Policy towards Poland, 1863-1918 British International History Group Conference [Details]
(2008) Polish-Irish Encounters
Healy, R. (2008) Religion and Rebellion: The Catholic Church in Ireland and Poland in the Turbulent 1860s Polish-Irish Encounters [Details]
(2005) Britain and Poland-Lithuania: Contacts and Comparisons
Healy, R. (2005) Poland and Ireland, Victims Alike? Irish Perspectives on the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Eighteenth Century Britain and Poland-Lithuania: Contacts and Comparisons [Details]
(2005) Religious Refugees
Healy, R. (2005) The German Empire and the Jesuits Religious Refugees [Details]
(2004) American Historical Association Annual Conference
Healy, R. (2004) Language and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Poland American Historical Association Annual Conference [Details]
(2000) Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Healy, R. (2000) ‘Jesuitical’ Victims: the Protestant Bourgeoisie and its Jesuit Oppressors Annual Conference of the German Studies Association [Details]
(2000) International Society for the Study of the European Idea Annual Conference
Healy, R. (2000) Anti-Catholicism and Violence in Saxony and Ulster, 1886-1914 . In: Christhard Hoffmann eds. International Society for the Study of the European Idea Annual Conference [Details]
(1998) Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Symposium
Healy, R. (1998) From magic to rationalism: intellectual transitions and the image of the Jesuit in German fiction and polemic Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Symposium [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Klaus Schatz, Geschichte der deutschen Jesuiten'
R. Healy (2015) 'Klaus Schatz, Geschichte der deutschen Jesuiten'. Journal of Jesuit Studies, 2 (1):101-111 [Details]
(2010) 'Inventing Eastern Europe in Ireland, 1848-1918'
Healy, R. (2010) 'Inventing Eastern Europe in Ireland, 1848-1918'. 12 :103-117 [Details]
(2006) 'Historiographical Review: Suicide in Early Modern and Modern Europe'
Healy, R. (2006) 'Historiographical Review: Suicide in Early Modern and Modern Europe'. HISTORICAL JOURNAL, 49 (3):903-919 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2016) Review of Matthew Fitzpatrick, Purging the Empire: Mass Expulsions in Germany, 1871-1914 (Oxford, 2015) in The Journal of Jesuit Studies 3 (2).
R. Healy (2016) Review of Matthew Fitzpatrick, Purging the Empire: Mass Expulsions in Germany, 1871-1914 (Oxford, 2015) in The Journal of Jesuit Studies 3 (2). Book Review [Details]
(2011) Review of Manuel Borutta, Antikatholizismus: Deutschland und Italien im Zeitalter der europäischen Kulturkämpfe. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2010 in German History.
Healy, R. (2011) Review of Manuel Borutta, Antikatholizismus: Deutschland und Italien im Zeitalter der europäischen Kulturkämpfe. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2010 in German History. Book Review [Details]
(2010) Review of Heinrich August Winkler, Germany: The Long Road West, vol. 2, 1933-1990, trans. Alexander J. Sager (Oxford, 2007) in European Historical Quarterly.
Healy, R. (2010) Review of Heinrich August Winkler, Germany: The Long Road West, vol. 2, 1933-1990, trans. Alexander J. Sager (Oxford, 2007) in European Historical Quarterly. Book Review [Details]
(2009) Review of Jonathan Sperber, Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany, 1820-1914 in European Historical Quarterly.
Healy, R. (2009) Review of Jonathan Sperber, Property and Civil Society in South-Western Germany, 1820-1914 in European Historical Quarterly. Book Review [Details]
(2008) Review of Heinrich August Winkler, Germany: The Long Road West, vol. 1, 1789-1933, trans. Alexander J. Sager (Oxford, 2006) in European Historical Quarterly.
Healy, R. (2008) Review of Heinrich August Winkler, Germany: The Long Road West, vol. 1, 1789-1933, trans. Alexander J. Sager (Oxford, 2006) in European Historical Quarterly. Book Review [Details]
(2007) Review of Robert E. Alvis. Religion and the Rise of Nationalism: A Profile of an East-Central European City (Syracuse, 2005) on H-Nationalism.
Healy, R. (2007) Review of Robert E. Alvis. Religion and the Rise of Nationalism: A Profile of an East-Central European City (Syracuse, 2005) on H-Nationalism. Book Review [Details]
(2006) Review of Geoff Eley and James Retallack, ed., Wilhelminism and Its Legacies: German Modernities, Imperialism, and the Meanings of Reform, 1890-1930: Essays for Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann (New York, 2003) in European Historical Quarterly.
Healy, R. (2006) Review of Geoff Eley and James Retallack, ed., Wilhelminism and Its Legacies: German Modernities, Imperialism, and the Meanings of Reform, 1890-1930: Essays for Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann (New York, 2003) in European Historical Quarterly. Book Review [Details]
(2006) Review of Adolf von Harnack and German politics, 1890-1930: A biographical study on the relationship of protestantism, science and politics in Journal of Modern History.
Healy, R (2006) Review of Adolf von Harnack and German politics, 1890-1930: A biographical study on the relationship of protestantism, science and politics in Journal of Modern History. Book Review [Details]
(2006) Review of John P. Duggan, Herr Hempel at the German Legation, 1937-1945 (Dublin, 2003) in Irish Studies Review 14 (1).
Healy, R. (2006) Review of John P. Duggan, Herr Hempel at the German Legation, 1937-1945 (Dublin, 2003) in Irish Studies Review 14 (1). Book Review [Details]
(2005) Review of Stephan Fuchs, “Vom Segen des Krieges” Katholische Gebildete im Ersten Weltkrieg: Eine Studie zur Kriegsdeutung im akademischen Katholizismus, Tübinger Beiträge zur Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte 61 (Stuttgart, 2004) on H-German.
Healy, R. (2005) Review of Stephan Fuchs, “Vom Segen des Krieges” Katholische Gebildete im Ersten Weltkrieg: Eine Studie zur Kriegsdeutung im akademischen Katholizismus, Tübinger Beiträge zur Universitäts- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte 61 (Stuttgart, 2004) on H-German. Book Review [Details]
(2003) Review of Matthew Stibbe, German Anglophobia and the Great War, 1914-1918 (Cambridge, 2001) on H-German.
Healy, R. (2003) Review of Matthew Stibbe, German Anglophobia and the Great War, 1914-1918 (Cambridge, 2001) on H-German. Book Review [Details]
(2002) Review of Gerd Krumeich/Hartmut Lehmann, Gott mit uns: Nation, Religion and Gewalt im 19. und fruehen 20. Jahrhundert (Stuttgart, 2004) in Francia 29 (3).
Healy, R. (2002) Review of Gerd Krumeich/Hartmut Lehmann, Gott mit uns: Nation, Religion and Gewalt im 19. und fruehen 20. Jahrhundert (Stuttgart, 2004) in Francia 29 (3). Book Review [Details]
(2001) Review of Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Die Politik der Geselligkeit: Freimaurerlogen in der deutschen Bürgergesellschaft 1840-1918 (Göttingen, 2000). German Historical Institute Bulletin XXIII (2).
Healy, R. (2001) Review of Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Die Politik der Geselligkeit: Freimaurerlogen in der deutschen Bürgergesellschaft 1840-1918 (Göttingen, 2000). German Historical Institute Bulletin XXIII (2). Book Review [Details]
(2000) J. Vogel, Nationen im Gleichschritt:Der Kult der Nation in Waffen in Deutschland und Frankreich 1871-1914 in Journal of Modern History 72.
Healy, R. (2000) J. Vogel, Nationen im Gleichschritt:Der Kult der Nation in Waffen in Deutschland und Frankreich 1871-1914 in Journal of Modern History 72. Book Review [Details]
(1998) Review of M. Conway, Catholic Politics in Europe, 1918-1945 (London,1997) in The Month.
Healy, R. (1998) Review of M. Conway, Catholic Politics in Europe, 1918-1945 (London,1997) in The Month. Book Review [Details]
(1997) Review of W.D. Rubinstein, The Myth of Rescue: why the democracies could not have saved more Jews from the Nazis (London, 1997) in Borderlines. Studies in American Culture.
Healy, R. (1997) Review of W.D. Rubinstein, The Myth of Rescue: why the democracies could not have saved more Jews from the Nazis (London, 1997) in Borderlines. Studies in American Culture. Book Review [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'the Guttenberg Plagarism Affair: Lessons for NUI Galway?'
Healy, R. (2011) 'the Guttenberg Plagarism Affair: Lessons for NUI Galway?' Humanities Update, . [Details]
(2011) 'Catholic Education in Germany:Lessons for Ireland? The Pioneer'
Healy, R. (2011) 'Catholic Education in Germany:Lessons for Ireland? The Pioneer' The Pioneer, . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2011) Die Beliebtheit des Polenvergleichs im Irland des 19. Jahrhunderts; The Popularity of the Parallel with Poland in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Network Meeting.
Healy, R. (2011) Die Beliebtheit des Polenvergleichs im Irland des 19. Jahrhunderts; The Popularity of the Parallel with Poland in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Network Meeting. Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, University of Göttingen: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Der Katholizismus und die Toleranzfrage in Irland und Polen, 1690-1789; Catholicism and The Toleration Question in Ireland and Poland, 1690-1789.
Healy, R. (2010) Der Katholizismus und die Toleranzfrage in Irland und Polen, 1690-1789; Catholicism and The Toleration Question in Ireland and Poland, 1690-1789. History Department, University of Bayreuth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Trading Places? Ireland and Prussian Poland in the Early Twentieth Century . Place, the Real: An Interdisciplinary Workshop.
Healy, R. (2010) Trading Places? Ireland and Prussian Poland in the Early Twentieth Century . Place, the Real: An Interdisciplinary Workshop. NUI, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Resources for the Teaching of Nazi Germany. History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference.
Healy, R. (2009) Resources for the Teaching of Nazi Germany. History Teachers’ Association Annual Conference. sligo: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Public Lecture: Religion and Prejudice in Historical Perspective.
Healy, R. (2006) Public Lecture: Religion and Prejudice in Historical Perspective. Western Theological Institute and Arts Faculty, NUI, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2009) The Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Healy, R. (2009) The Fall of the Berlin Wall. German Department, NUI, Galway: Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2011) Die deutsche Boden- und Siedlungspolitik in Posen-West Preussen im langen 19. Jahrhundert: Ein Vergleich mit der britischen Politik in Irland.
Healy, R. (2011) Die deutsche Boden- und Siedlungspolitik in Posen-West Preussen im langen 19. Jahrhundert: Ein Vergleich mit der britischen Politik in Irland. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2011) Die Bodenpolitik als imperiale Strategie: Irland und Posen-Westpreussen im langen 19. Jahrhundert.
Healy, R. (2011) Die Bodenpolitik als imperiale Strategie: Irland und Posen-Westpreussen im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2011) Polen von der Nähe und von der Ferne: Deutsche und Irische Einstellungen zu Polen in den 18. u. 19. Jahrhunderten.
Healy, R. (2011) Polen von der Nähe und von der Ferne: Deutsche und Irische Einstellungen zu Polen in den 18. u. 19. Jahrhunderten. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2011) Im Schatten Grossbritanniens? Hochschulen in Irland; In Britain’s Shadow: Universities in Ireland.
Healy, R. (2011) Im Schatten Grossbritanniens? Hochschulen in Irland; In Britain’s Shadow: Universities in Ireland. Graduate School, University of Leipzig: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010) Der Polendiskurs Irlands in der frühen Neuzeit; Irish discourse about Poland in the early modern period.
Healy, R. (2010) Der Polendiskurs Irlands in der frühen Neuzeit; Irish discourse about Poland in the early modern period. History Department, University of Potsdam: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2008) ‘The Curse of Poland is the Curse of Ireland’: The Catholic Church and Physical Force in Ireland and Prussian Poland in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.
Healy, R. (2008) ‘The Curse of Poland is the Curse of Ireland’: The Catholic Church and Physical Force in Ireland and Prussian Poland in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2007) Catholic Priests, Protestant States, and Political Violence: Towards a Comparison of Ireland and Prussian Poland, 1848-1867.
Healy, R. (2007) Catholic Priests, Protestant States, and Political Violence: Towards a Comparison of Ireland and Prussian Poland, 1848-1867. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2001) Der Jesuit als Feind im Kaiserreich. German History Seminar.
Healy, R. (2001) Der Jesuit als Feind im Kaiserreich. German History Seminar. University of Bochum: Invited Seminars [Details]
(1998) Jesuits in the German Protestant Imagination.
Healy, R. (1998) Jesuits in the German Protestant Imagination. Invited Seminars [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2007) Irish Views of Poland from Connor to Tone, 1698-1798.
Healy, R. (2007) Irish Views of Poland from Connor to Tone, 1698-1798. Workshops [Details]
(2000) Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past.
Healy, R. (2000) Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 New Foundations Award Irish Research Council
2011 Humboldt Research Scholarship Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2005 Research Fellowship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2003 Junior Scholar Award DAAD
1992 FulbrightAward Fulbright Commission of Ireland

Teaching Interests

I teach modules on modern German and European history. These include War and Society in the Age of the French REvolution, Central Europe 1867-1918, Nazi Germany, Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past. At postgraduate level I teach on Polish-German relations and Irish contacts with Europe.