Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley

BA, Ph.D

Contact Details

LECTURER ABOVE THE BAR
History
College of Arts, Social Science
& Celtic Studies
Room 408, Tower 1, NUIG
T: Ext. 4294
E: SARAH-ANNE.BUCKLEY@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

I am an internationally recognised scholar in the field of modern Irish social history, particularly in the fields of Irish gender history and the history of childhood and child welfare. My 2013 monograph with Manchester University Press, The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956 has advanced the history of child welfare, poverty, gender and class in modern Ireland and made a significant contribution to the field nationally and internationally. Reviewed in the Irish Times, Irish Historical Studies (IHS), Irish Economic and Social History (IESH), Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society and the Dublin Review of Books, among others, it was published in paperback in 2017.

Prior to this, I published a commissioned history of the Haematology Association of Ireland. Since then, I have conducted innovative research in the cognate areas of gender, sexuality, the history of childhood, youth, and institutions. My research has had an impact in traditional academic and non-traditional contexts, including in my role as a public historian and contributor to public policies, as my list of publications and other contributions demonstrates. I am regarded as a foremost expert in the history of childhood in Ireland, and one of the key historians working on gender history. This can be seen in my being commissioned to write chapters in the Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume 3 (2018) on ‘Men, Women and the Family from 1730-1880’, and the Cambridge Social History of Ireland (2017), a co-authored piece on the ‘History of Childhood from 1740’ with Susannah Riordan.

To date, my research has been cited in the New York Times and I have been interviewed by a range of media outlets internationally, including an article for CNN in 2019, contributions to BBC Women's Hour and other international media outlets. These pieces have drawn on my expertise of the mother and baby homes in Ireland and particularly the ‘Tuam Home Oral History Project’, for which I am the Co-PI. 

I currently teach undergraduate modules on children and the state, gender in Irish history, twentieth century Britain, British social movements and the family in modern Ireland. I contribute to postgraduate programmes on the same topics and I also teach in Children's Studies. I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society and and co-director of the Irish Center for the Histories of Labour and Class.

Aside from my teaching and research, I am the Chair of the Irish History Student's Association (IHSA) and President of the Womens History Association of Ireland 


Research Interests

The history of gender in Ireland and Britain. The history of child protection and child welfare, social history of Britain and Ireland from the nineteenth century, history of family, history of childhood and more recently, the history of youth and youth culture. History of social care institutions in Ireland and the history of domestic violence. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
General Research Account - Sarah Anne Buckley 01-JAN-20 31-DEC-25
ICHLC Conference 27-SEP-19 30-NOV-22
General Research Account History - Tuam Mother and Baby Home project 01-AUG-19 31-JUL-24
Fertility, Feminism and Reproduction: Towards a Progressive Politics 06-JUL-19 31-DEC-22
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2016 JAMIE CANAVAN - 'in the best interests of the child': Foster Care in Ireland 1922-1983 01-NOV-16 31-OCT-20
YOUTH IN TRANSLATION: MIGRATION, IDENTITY AND CULTURE, 1870 - PRESENT 17-AUG-16 16-MAY-18
Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Studentship for Mr David Kilgannon 01-OCT-15 30-SEP-19
Sarah-Anne Buckley MF Project 01-OCT-14 31-MAR-18

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Jamie Canavan Examining the Nichols Archive from the perspective of gender and institutionalisation Research Assistant Millennium Fund (NUIG)
Lorraine Grimes Tuam Oral Histories Project Research Assistant NUI Galway
Mary Cunningham Tuam Oral Histories Project Research Assistant NUI Galway

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Rural Youth, Seasonal Labor, and Family Income: Ireland 1890-1935'
Ciara Breathnach and Sarah-Anne Buckley (2020) 'Rural Youth, Seasonal Labor, and Family Income: Ireland 1890-1935'. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 13 :103-121 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Interrogating institutionalisation and child welfare: the Irish case, 1939–1991'
Sarah-Anne Buckley and Caroline McGregor (2018) 'Interrogating institutionalisation and child welfare: the Irish case, 1939–1991'. European Journal Of Social Work, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Introduction'
Sarah-Anne Buckley, Brian Hanley and Francis Devine (2016) 'Introduction'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, (41):3-6 [Details]
(2016) 'Introduction'
Sarah-Anne Buckley, Riona Nic Congail and Marnie Hay (2016) 'Introduction'. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) '‘Growing up poor': working-class mothers and child welfare during the First World War’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) '‘Growing up poor': working-class mothers and child welfare during the First World War’'. Womens History Review, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) '‘Child neglect, poverty and class: the NSPCC in Ireland, 1889–1939 – a case study’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) '‘Child neglect, poverty and class: the NSPCC in Ireland, 1889–1939 – a case study’'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 33 :57-70 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2013) The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956. London: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2012) History of the Haematology Association of Ireland.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2012) History of the Haematology Association of Ireland. Dublin: HAI. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) '‘Remembering and forgetting: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home and the Irish Revolution’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham (2020) '‘Remembering and forgetting: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home and the Irish Revolution’' In: Women and the Irish Revolution: Feminism, Activism, Violence. Indiana: Indiana University Press. [Details]
(2020) 'From Tuam to Strettan House: A Case Study of Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland and the UK'
Sarah-Anne Buckley and Lorraine Grimes (2020) 'From Tuam to Strettan House: A Case Study of Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland and the UK' In: Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, Gender and Systems of Abuse. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2019) 'Desertion and 'divorce Irish style (1937-97)'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) 'Desertion and 'divorce Irish style (1937-97)' In: Marriage and the Irish: A Miscellany. Dublin: Wordwell Books. [Details]
(2019) 'Marriage and the introduction of children's allowances'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) 'Marriage and the introduction of children's allowances' In: Marriage and the Irish: A Miscellany. Dublin: Wordwell Books. [Details]
(2019) '‘Growing Up Poor’: child welfare, motherhood and the State during the First World War'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) '‘Growing Up Poor’: child welfare, motherhood and the State during the First World War' In: Irish Women in the First World War Era. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2018) ''Men, women and the family: 1730-1880’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2018) ''Men, women and the family: 1730-1880’' In: The Cambridge History of Ireland Volume 3: Ireland, c.1730-c.1880. London: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2017) '‘Childhood in Ireland, 1740-present’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley and Susannah Riordan (2017) '‘Childhood in Ireland, 1740-present’' In: The Cambridge Social History of Ireland. London: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) '‘Parental rights, welfare and the State in Ireland: 1908-1952’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) '‘Parental rights, welfare and the State in Ireland: 1908-1952’' In: Raising the Nation: Parenting and the State in Britain and Europe, 1870-1950. London: New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) '“Saver of the Children”: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland, 1889-1900'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) '“Saver of the Children”: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland, 1889-1900' In: Philanthropy in Nineteenth Century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2014) '‘‘The problem is one not of criminal tendencies, but of poverty’: the NSPCC, John Byrne and the Industrial School System in Ireland”'
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) '‘‘The problem is one not of criminal tendencies, but of poverty’: the NSPCC, John Byrne and the Industrial School System in Ireland”' In: Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-class life. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2012) '“Found in a dying condition”: Nurse children, in Ireland, 1872-1952'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2012) '“Found in a dying condition”: Nurse children, in Ireland, 1872-1952' In: ‘She said she was in the family way’: pregnancy and infancy in modern Ireland. London, UK: Institute of Historical Research. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Family and Power: Incest in Ireland, 1880-1950'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2011) 'Family and Power: Incest in Ireland, 1880-1950' In: Power in History: from Medieval Ireland to the Post-Modern World, Historical Studies XXVII. Dublin, Portland OR: Irish Academic Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2019) Written Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the Retention of Records Bill (2019) https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/joint_committee_on_education_and_skills/2019-11-26/3/.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Written Submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the Retention of Records Bill (2019) https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/joint_committee_on_education_and_skills/2019-11-26/3/. Oireachtas, Dublin. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2019)
Rebecca Barr, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Muireann Ó’Cinnéide (Ed.). (2019) Literacy, Language and Reading in Nineteenth-Century Ireland London: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
(2017)
Ciara Boylan, Sarah-Anne Buckley, Pat Dolan (Ed.). (2017) Family Histories of the Irish Revolution Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2017)
Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham (Ed.). (2017) Growing up in Galway: Histories and Memories Cork: Eva Books. [Details]
(2015)
Rebecca Barr, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Laura Kelly (Ed.). (2015) Engendering Ireland: New reflections on modern history and literature London: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) '‘Institutionalised for poverty: women’s rights and child welfare in the Ireland, 1922-1996’'
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) '‘Institutionalised for poverty: women’s rights and child welfare in the Ireland, 1922-1996’' Jacobin, . [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) Labour, Gender and Class during the Irish Revolution,
Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham (2019) Conference to celebrate the role of labour in the Irish Revolution. See https://ichlc.wordpress.com/. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Labour, Gender and Class during the Irish Revolution, National University of Ireland Galway , 07-NOV-19 - 09-NOV-19. [Details]
(2017) Sinergia workshop: Child welfare international perspectives,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2017) the history of institutionalisation in modern Ireland. [Keynote Address], Sinergia workshop: Child welfare international perspectives, University of Olten, Switzerland , 18-OCT-17 - 20-OCT-17. [Details]
(2015) Class and culture in twentieth-century Ireland,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2015) “Children on Strike”: child labour and resistance in Ireland, 1880-1970. [Oral Presentation], Class and culture in twentieth-century Ireland, University of Cambridge, U.K , 18-APR-15 - 20-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) WHAI Annual Conference: Women in the First World War Era,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2015) “Growing up poor”: working-class mothers and child welfare in Ireland during the First World War. [Oral Presentation], WHAI Annual Conference: Women in the First World War Era, Maynooth University , 09-APR-15 - 11-APR-15. [Details]
(2016) American Conference of Irish Studies,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) “An Irish half penny”: Irish emigrant mothers and infants in the London Foundling Hospital, 1872-1908. [Oral Presentation], American Conference of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA , 29-MAR-16 - 03-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Social History Society Conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) Childhood on the margins: Irish infants in the London Foundling Hospital, 1872-1908. [Oral Presentation], Social History Society Conference, Lancaster University, U.K , 21-MAR-16 - 23-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 1916 Home Conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) Class, gender and institutionalising poverty in twentieth-century Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1916 Home Conference, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 07-OCT-16 - 08-OCT-16. [Details]
(2017) Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2017) Children on Strike’: an examination of childhood, youth and resistance in Ireland, 1880-1970. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA , 21-JUN-17 - 23-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2017) Irish women and the London Foundling Hospital, 1850-1906. [Oral Presentation], Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA , 01-JUN-17 - 04-JUN-17. [Details]
(2018) ‘Why Not a Woman Conference? Celebrating Women in Public and Private Life in Ireland, 1918-2018’,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2018) #MeToo: Women and Violence within the home, 1853-1974. [Oral Presentation], ‘Why Not a Woman Conference? Celebrating Women in Public and Private Life in Ireland, 1918-2018’, Dublin Castle , 15-DEC-18. [Details]
(2013) Youth Culture in Context,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) Workshop funded by the NUI Galway Millennium Fund. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Youth Culture in Context, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 08-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) Inaugural Conference of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class,
Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham (2013) First conference to mark the formation of the ICHLC - http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/inaugural-conference-of-the-irish-centre-for-the-histories-of-labour-class-ichlc/. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Inaugural Conference of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 07-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13. [Details]
(2015) Literacy in Nineteenth-Century-Ireland,
Rebecca Barr, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Muireann O Cinneide (2015) 2015 Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Conference, http://ssnci.com/2015/01/cfp-annual-conference-2015/. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Literacy in Nineteenth-Century-Ireland, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 11-JUN-15 - 12-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) Remembering Noel Browne Conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley, John Cunningham and Shane Faherty (2015) https://ichlc.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/remembering-noel-browne-1915-1997-reflections-on-radicalism-welfare-and-social-change-in-modern-ireland/. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Remembering Noel Browne Conference, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 13-NOV-15 - 14-NOV-15. [Details]
(2016) Children, Childhood and the Revolution in Ireland, 1912-1922,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) 2-day conference, speakers included Donnah Vuma and Joe Duffy. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Children, Childhood and the Revolution in Ireland, 1912-1922, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway , 16-SEP-16 - 17-SEP-16. [Details]
(2017) Gender and Class in Ireland: Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI) annual conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley, Olivia Martin, Lorraine Grimes and Jamie Canavan (2017) The theme of the conference is ‘Gender and class in Ireland’ and papers explore a variety of themes across a wide range of time periods. Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Carolyn Steedman, Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan, Dr Caitriona Clear, Dr Lindsey Earner-Byrne and Dr Sean Brady. https://womenshistoryassociation.com/events/whai-conferences/whai-annual-conference-2017/. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Gender and Class in Ireland: Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI) annual conference, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 21-APR-17 - 22-APR-17. [Details]
(2019) Archiving Personal Histories: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home,
Sarah-Anne Buckley and John Cunningham (2019) Podcasts of seminars available here: https://digital.library.nuigalway.ie/islandora/object/islandora%3A6905. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Archiving Personal Histories: The Tuam Mother and Baby Home, O'Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway , 07-FEB-19. [Details]
(2019) Feminism, Fertility and the Future,
Sarah-Anne Buckley and Rebecca Barr (2019) Part of the IRC funded project 'Feminism, Fertility and Reproductive Rights: Towards a Progressive Politics'. See https://ffrirc.wordpress.com. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Feminism, Fertility and the Future, National University of Ireland Galway , 04-DEC-19 - 06-DEC-19. [Details]
(2018) ‘Why Not a Woman Conference? Celebrating Women in Public and Private Life in Ireland, 1918-2018’,
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (2018) Women’s History Association of Ireland’s (WHAI) Annual Conference for 2018, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. [Conference Organising Committee Member], ‘Why Not a Woman Conference? Celebrating Women in Public and Private Life in Ireland, 1918-2018’, Dublin Castle , 14-DEC-18 - 15-DEC-18. [Details]
(2015) 'A Peculiar Society'? Ireland, 1970s-1990s,
Kevin O'Sullivan, Sarah-Anne Buckley, Tomás Finn (2015) Conference co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 'A Peculiar Society'? Ireland, 1970s-1990s, NUI Galway , 24-APR-15 - 25-APR-15. [Details]
(2014) Twenty Years A Growing: An International Conference on the History of Irish Childhood from the Medieval to the Modern,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) ‘Boarding out in Galway, 1838-1920’. [Conference Paper], Twenty Years A Growing: An International Conference on the History of Irish Childhood from the Medieval to the Modern, St Patrick's College Drumcondra, Dublin , 09-JUN-14 - 10-JUN-15. [Details]
(2014) Economic and Social History Society Conference of Ireland,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) ‘Desertion and bigamy: an analysis of State and voluntary responses in Ireland, 1922-1987’. [Chaired Session], Economic and Social History Society Conference of Ireland, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin , 21-MAR-14 - 22-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) IHR Lifecycles Seminar,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) 'History of Childhood and Youth in Ireland: the state of the art and the field'. [Invited Lecture], IHR Lifecycles Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London , 24-JUN-14 - 24-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) American Conference of Irish Studies 2013,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) ‘Divorce “Irish Style”: An Examination of Separation and Desertion in Ireland, 1937-1997’. [Conference Paper], American Conference of Irish Studies 2013, Chicago , 10-APR-13 - 13-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Youth Culture in Context,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) ‘Useful citizens: juvenile delinquency and youth unemployment in inter-war Ireland’. [Conference Paper], Youth Culture in Context, Hardiman Building, NUI Galway , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) International Federation of Research in Women's History: 'Women's Histories: The local and the global',
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) ‘Separation and migration in Ireland’, 1922-1970’. [Conference Paper], International Federation of Research in Women's History: 'Women's Histories: The local and the global', Sheffield , 29-SEP-13 - 01-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Gender and Irish society in the 19th and 20th century: New perspectives and new ideas,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) ‘Gendering blame? An examination of gender in cases involving offences against children in Ireland, 1900-1950’. [Chaired Session], Gender and Irish society in the 19th and 20th century: New perspectives and new ideas, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 29-MAR-13 - 30-MAR-15. [Details]
(2013) Youth Culture in Context,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) One-day workshop of invited speakers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Youth Culture in Context, Hardiman Building, NUI Galway , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13. [Details]
(2012) 50th American Conference of Irish Studies,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2012) An analysis of deserted wives in Ireland from the nineteenth century. [Chaired Session], 50th American Conference of Irish Studies, New Orleans, USA , 13-MAR-12 - 17-MAR-11. [Details]
(2012) Deviance in Modern Irish History,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2012) 'Juvenile offenders and delinquent children: deviance in the context of the Irish industrial school system, 1908-1970'. [Conference Paper], Deviance in Modern Irish History, University of Limerick , 23-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) National Library of Ireland Lecture Series,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2012) Childhood and Class: Imagery of a Diverse Experience. [Invited Lecture], National Library of Ireland Lecture Series, NLI, Dublin , 18-APR-12 - 18-APR-12. [Details]
(2011) 2011 Irish History Students Association (IHSA) Conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2011) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 2011 Irish History Students Association (IHSA) Conference, UCC , 25-FEB-11 - 27-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011) Seminar delivered to the Masters class in Historical Research,,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2011) ‘Social History and our understanding of the past’. [Invited Lecture], Seminar delivered to the Masters class in Historical Research,, UCC , 25-JAN-11 - 25-JAN-11. [Details]
(2011) Looking Back-Looking Forward, Women’s History Network, anniversary conference to celebrate the feminists of the second wave in Britain,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2011) ‘Deserted wives and deserting husbands: an analysis of State, press and voluntary responses to desertion in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Looking Back-Looking Forward, Women’s History Network, anniversary conference to celebrate the feminists of the second wave in Britain, Womens History Library, London , 09-SEP-11 - 11-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010) Ireland and Victims: recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation?,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2010) “Imprisoned for poverty: the NSPCC, the State and the industrial school system in Ireland, 1900-1950”. [Chaired Session], Ireland and Victims: recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation?, Université Rennes 2, France , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2010)  ‘“SAVER OF THE CHILDREN”: the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Ireland 1889-1900’. [Chaired Session], Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, University College Cork , 17-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) Centre for Contemporary Irish History Research Seminar,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2010) ‘Institutionalisation, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1922-56’. [Invited Lecture], Centre for Contemporary Irish History Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin , 24-NOV-10 - 24-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010) The History of Families and Households: Comparative European Dimensions,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2010)  ‘“There is a soul in question”: the NSPCC, the State, the Catholic Church and the Industrial School System in Ireland, 1900-1950’. [Chaired Session], The History of Families and Households: Comparative European Dimensions, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, , 24-JUN-10 - 26-JUN-10. [Details]
(2009) Masters class in Social Work,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2009) ‘The NSPCC and the history of social work in Ireland, 1880-1956’. [Chaired Session], Masters class in Social Work, NUI Galway , 28-AUG-09 - 28-AUG-09. [Details]
(2009) 'Family and Power: Incest in Ireland, 1880-1950',,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2009) 29th Irish Conference of Historians. [Oral Presentation], 'Family and Power: Incest in Ireland, 1880-1950',, University of Limerick , 18-JUN-09 - 20-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008) Inaugural Postgraduate Conference of the Graduate School, CACSSS,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) ‘The NSPCC and the Irish working class, 1890-1940’. [Oral Presentation], Inaugural Postgraduate Conference of the Graduate School, CACSSS, University College Cork , 08-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008) Inaugural Postgraduate Conference of the Graduate School, CACSSS,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) Organised the conference, the first of the CACSSS. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Inaugural Postgraduate Conference of the Graduate School, CACSSS, Graduate School, University College Cork , 08-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008) Postgraduate Seminar, Moore Institute, NUI Galway,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) ‘Cruelty Man’ or ‘Children’s Man’? The NSPCC and child neglect in Ireland, 1889-1939. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate Seminar, Moore Institute, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 03-DEC-08 - 03-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008) 2008 IHSA,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) ‘Violence and the family in the Irish Free State: 1922-1945’,. [Chaired Session], 2008 IHSA, NUI Galway , 29-FEB-08 - 02-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) Inaugural Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Historical Research,,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) ‘‘Protective’ or merely ‘Prohibitive’? An examination of British and Irish legislation surrounding women and children, 1880-1940’. [Oral Presentation], Inaugural Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Historical Research,, University of Limerick , 07-MAY-08 - 07-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007) Postgraduate Conference in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce and Law,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2007) ‘Putting the family first? The position of the family in the Irish Free State: 1922-1945’. [Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Conference in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce and Law, UCC , 11-DEC-07 - 11-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007) Inaugural conference of the Postgraduate History Association,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2007) ‘To hell with you and the child’: women and children as victims of family violence in Ireland, 1922-1939’. [Chaired Session], Inaugural conference of the Postgraduate History Association, University of Limerick , 10-OCT-07 - 10-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007) History of the European Family Conference,
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2007) ‘Family Values’: Violence in working-class families in the Irish Free State, 1922-1939’. [Oral Presentation], History of the European Family Conference, University of Limerick , 21-JUN-07 - 21-JUN-07. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2018) Book Review of Mary McAuliffe (ed.) 'Rosie': Essays in Honour of Rosanne 'Rosie' Hackett.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2018) Book Review of Mary McAuliffe (ed.) 'Rosie': Essays in Honour of Rosanne 'Rosie' Hackett. Book Review [Details]
(2016) Review of Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan Adolescence in Modern Irish History.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2016) Review of Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan Adolescence in Modern Irish History. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2014) Review of Catherine Cox, Negotiating Insanity in the Southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) Review of Catherine Cox, Negotiating Insanity in the Southeast of Ireland, 1820-1900. Dublin: Book Review [Details]
(2014) Book Review of Pauline Prior's 'Asylums, Mental Health Care and the Irish, 1800-2010'.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) Book Review of Pauline Prior's 'Asylums, Mental Health Care and the Irish, 1800-2010'. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2013) Book Review of Francis Devine, A Unique History: A History of the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Association, 1961-2011.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2013) Book Review of Francis Devine, A Unique History: A History of the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Association, 1961-2011. Book Review [Details]
(2012) Review of Christina Quinlan, Inside: Ireland's Women's Prisons, Past and Present.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2012) Review of Christina Quinlan, Inside: Ireland's Women's Prisons, Past and Present. Book Review [Details]
(2011) Book Review of Moira Maguire, Precarious Childhoods in Post-independence Ireland.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2011) Book Review of Moira Maguire, Precarious Childhoods in Post-independence Ireland. Book Review [Details]
(2009) Book Review of Conor Reidy, 'Ireland's Moral Hospital: The Irish Borstal System 1906-1956'.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2009) Book Review of Conor Reidy, 'Ireland's Moral Hospital: The Irish Borstal System 1906-1956'. Book Review [Details]
(2008) Book Review of James M. Smith 'Ireland's Magdalene's Laundries'.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2008) Book Review of James M. Smith 'Ireland's Magdalene's Laundries'. Book Review [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society.
Sarah-Anne Buckley and Martin Maguire (2017) Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society. Editorship of Journals [Details]
(2016) 1916 Special Edition of Saothar.
Sarah-Anne Buckley, Brian Hanley and Francis Devine (2016) 1916 Special Edition of Saothar. Editorship of Journals [Details]
(2016) Irish special edition of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth.
Sarah-Anne Buckley, Riona Nic Congail and Marnie Hay (2016) Irish special edition of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. United States: Editorship of Journals [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
(2020) Podcast: The Children of Tuam.
Orla Higgins, Lorna Farren and Sarah-Anne Buckley (2020) Podcast: The Children of Tuam. Electronic Publication [Details]

Foreword

  Year Publication
(2018) Foreword for 2019 History Studies Journal.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2018) Foreword for 2019 History Studies Journal. Foreword [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2019) RTE Brainstorm How Ireland Should Deal With the Issue of Historic Abuse Cases.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) RTE Brainstorm How Ireland Should Deal With the Issue of Historic Abuse Cases. Dublin: Media [Details]
(2019) CNN Article: For decades, Ireland's mother and baby homes were shrouded in secrecy. Some say the veil still hasn't lifted.
Kara Fox (2019) CNN Article: For decades, Ireland's mother and baby homes were shrouded in secrecy. Some say the veil still hasn't lifted. New York: Media [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2019) Words in My Life: Miscarriage, IVF, bleeding, guilt, sympathy, anger, grief...and hope'.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Words in My Life: Miscarriage, IVF, bleeding, guilt, sympathy, anger, grief...and hope'. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011) History of abuse shows powerful institutions always trump rights of the child, Irish Examiner Opinion piece.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2011) History of abuse shows powerful institutions always trump rights of the child, Irish Examiner Opinion piece. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009) Child neglect, poverty and class: the NSPCC in the context of the Ryan Report, irish Examiner.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2009) Child neglect, poverty and class: the NSPCC in the context of the Ryan Report, irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
(2019) Interviewed on Morning Ireland.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Interviewed on Morning Ireland. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]
(2019) Interview on Ray D'Arcy Show.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Interview on Ray D'Arcy Show. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2019) BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. London: Radio Presentation [Details]
(2019) Morning Ireland Extra: 'Tuam Mother and Baby Home'.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Morning Ireland Extra: 'Tuam Mother and Baby Home'. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2019) Newstalk Talking History 'Jenny Wyse Power'.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Newstalk Talking History 'Jenny Wyse Power'. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2019) Newstalk Talking History: The First Dáil.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Newstalk Talking History: The First Dáil. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2014) RTE's The History Show.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) RTE's The History Show. Radio Presentation [Details]

Video recording / TV

  Year Publication
(2019) Uchtú - Evanne Ní Chuilinn.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) Uchtú - Evanne Ní Chuilinn. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2019) RTE Six One News discussing Tuam Home Oral History Project.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2019) RTE Six One News discussing Tuam Home Oral History Project. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2014) RTE Six One News discussing Tuam Home Mother and Baby Home.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2014) RTE Six One News discussing Tuam Home Mother and Baby Home. Video recording / TV [Details]

Internet Communication

  Year Publication
(2018) Bright Club 'Feminist Histories' performance, Vodafone Comedy Festival.
Sarah-Anne Buckley (2018) Bright Club 'Feminist Histories' performance, Vodafone Comedy Festival. Internet Communication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award, National University of Ireland Galway. EDI Office, NUI Galway
2020 Visiting Fellow in Women’s History at Jawaharal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. JNU
2015 Charlemont Scholar Royal Irish Academy
2010 Outstanding Postgraduate of the Year School of History, University College Cork
2014 Millennium Fund NUI Galway
2013 Millennium Fund NUI Galway
2007 Government of Ireland Scholar, awarded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) IRCHSS
2006 John A. Murphy Prize in Irish History University College Cork
2007 Joseph Michael McEnery prize in Irish history University College Cork

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class Co-founder and Co-Director 04-FEB-13 /
Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians Member 01-MAY-16 /
Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Member 01-APR-15 /
Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Search committee for President 25-JUN-18 /
Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Member 01-APR-14 /
Women's History Association of Ireland President 13-APR-17 /
Women's History Association of Ireland Treasurer 11-APR-14 /
American Conference of Irish Studies Member 01-APR-15 /
Irish Association of Professional Historians Member 02-APR-18 /
Women's History Association of Ireland President 07-APR-17 /
Irish History Students Association Chair 26-JAN-14 /
Womens History Association of Ireland (WHAI) Treasurer 01-JUN-12 / 07-APR-18
Irish Historical Society Member 07-JAN-13 /
Irish Labour History Society Member 01-JUL-09 /
Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Member 01-NOV-16 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Transformative Justice Ireland (TJI) Director 01-NOV-19 /
CACCSS Curriculum Committee Member 01-OCT-19 /
School of History and Philosophy Teaching and Learning Committee Officer 02-SEP-19 /
Academic Council Standing Committee Member 08-JAN-19 /
Academic Council Member 01-OCT-18 /
Athena Swan SAT School of Psychology Committee Member 03-SEP-18 / 03-JUN-19
School of Humanities Equality, Diversity and Progression Committee Chair 08-JAN-18 / 02-SEP-19
CACCSS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member 08-JAN-18 / 02-SEP-19
Museum of Childhood Ireland Project (MOCI) Member 01-JAN-18 /
Irish Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS) Member representing WHAI 07-APR-17 /
Women's History Association of Ireland President 07-APR-17 /
School of Humanities Research Committee Member 01-SEP-16 / 03-SEP-18
History of Irish Childhood Research Network Founding Member 01-JUN-15 /
the Discipline of History Reconfiguration of First Year Programme Member 08-SEP-14 / 28-AUG-15
Discipline of History Subcommittee on Assessment Member 08-SEP-14 / 28-AUG-15
Women's History Association of Ireland Treasurer 12-APR-14 / 07-APR-17
History Panel of the ‘Undergraduate Awards’ Judge 03-MAR-14 / 14-AUG-17
Irish History Students Association (IHSA) Chair 01-MAR-14 /
School of Humanities Civic Engagement Committee Member 02-SEP-13 / 07-SEP-15
Cobh Musuem Director 05-JAN-12 / 06-NOV-15

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
School of History, University College Cork Assistant Lecturer and Head Tutor 01-SEP-09 / 30-DEC-11

Consultancy

  Client Description
Dr Mill Theatre
Dramaturg involved in working with the cast and crew of the Mill Theatre in their production of Patricia Burke-Brogan’s play Eclipsed which is being performed in February 2020.
Corner Bar Productions
Historical advisor on the 5-part series 'For the Good of the Child’ which is still in production. Series examines the history of the industrial school system in Ireland and in particular, the experience of Mincéirs.
Gaiety School of Acting
Historical advisor for the ‘Staging the Rebellion’ production.

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Tipperary Studies Lecture 'Childhood from 1740 in Ireland' /
Outreach Bright Club 'Feminist Histories' performance, Vodafone Comedy Festival 18-JAN-19 /
Outreach ICHLC History Ireland hedge schools 02-SEP-13 / 06-MAR-15
Outreach Merriman Summer School 2014 13-AUG-14 / 17-AUG-14
Advocacy Director of Cobh Museum 02-MAY-11 / 02-SEP-13
Outreach Seminars on Cyberbullying 16-MAY-12 / 17-MAY-12
Advocacy Launch of the artist Marie Brett's Amulets Exhibition, Galway Art Center 01-AUG-14 / 01-MAR-14

Reviews

  Journal Role
Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society Reviewer
Irish Times Reviewer
Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society Reviewer
The Irish Review Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Radio contributions to Newstalk on mother and baby homes, Eucharistic Congress and industrial schools

Jan 2019- External Examiner for the Diploma in Genealogy, University College Cork.

Internal Examiner on PhD in August 2011

Appearance on RTE Six One News regarding the 2014 Tuam Mother and Baby Home story.

Appearance on German television talk show 'Agenda' regarding the 2014 story of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. 

Peer reviewer for Social and Cultural History. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Saothar and an edited collection on literacy and learning in Ireland.  

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Irish and British social, political, and social policy history; women and gender; institutional histories; welfare history and the history of childhood and the family in Ireland. Here is a list of taught modules over the past 3 years and those I contribute to. 

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Hannah Darrow Masters Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2013 Mary Harney Masters Y
2019 Daria Erhart Masters Y
2018 Hannah Daly Masters Y
2015 Katie Gibbons Masters Y
2014 Olivia Martin Masters Y
2014 Eoghan Fallon Masters Y
2014 Kate Brophy Masters Y
2014 Lorraine Grimes Masters Y
2014 Jamie Canavan Masters Y
2014 Michelle Cronolly Masters Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Jane O Brien Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Lorraine Grimes Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Jamie Canavan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
David Kilgannon Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Olivia Martin Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2014-present Divided Ireland: Politics and Society Since 1921 IS107 Team Taught Module in Irish Studies
2016-present History of Childhood 1500-present CN1102 Children's Studies/History
2017-18 Ireland: A Social and Cultural History, 1850-2012 HI3302 Blended Learning/Occasional Arts
2015-present PhD in Youth and Family Research PS6113 Team Taught Module in Psychology
2015-present Sources and Resources HI517 Team Taught Module in MA History
2014-2015 The Family in Modern Ireland, 1922-2014 HI3117 Evening Arts Module
2017-present Youth in Transition: Transnational Histories of Youth, 1870-1970 HI1601 Masters in History Module
2018-present Dissertation Preparation for BA11 students HI457
2013-2015 Exploring Irish Childhoods: History and Culture CCSS1100 Children's Studies
2012-present Children and the State in Ireland, 1838-2011 HI578
2013-present British Social Movements since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power HI494 History of Social Movements
2014-present From Beveridge to Thatcher: Politics, Society, Economy and Welfare in Britain 1948-1992 HI579
2013/14 The Family in Modern Ireland HI492

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Professor Caroline McGregor
Co-PI in an upcoming project. Co-authored an article for Journal of European Social Work
Professor Pat Dolan
Supported the setting up of the 'Childhood, Youth and Historical Justice Strand' in the UCFRC. Co-editor of Family Histories of the Irish Revolution (IAP, 2017).
Dr John Cunningham

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Dr Rebecca Barr Jesus College University of Cambridge UNITED KINGDOM
Dr Ciara Breathnach University of Limerick IRELAND
Peer-reviewed research articles. Work on rural youth.