13 Sep 2019

Many congratulations to Dr Ciara Breathnach, Department of History, on winning the AHSS Faculty Award in the UL Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dr Breathnach was presented with her award by Dr Ross Anderson Associate Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement (Acting).

11 Sep 2019

Workshops at the Holocaust and Genocide Center in Johannesburg and Cape Town: 'Trauma and Memory: Family Narratives across the Generations'.

My research examines the transmission of life experiences from Holocaust survivors to following generations within the family system. The talk discusses the trauma and memory of the Holocaust, considering historical and contemporary issues related to genocide, anti-Semitism, collective memory and identity. In addition, how trauma, memory and nostalgia can be correlated and transmitted across generations. The link between history and psychology has a significant part to play in helping people around the world to come to terms with their very difficult past involving traumatic events. In this paper I illustrate how survivors told their stories at the interviews available at the Shoah Foundation VHA archive, and how their descendants face those experiences, what and how they know and keep or transform.

Johannesburg Workshop

11 Sep 2019

Congratulations to Dr Richard Kirwan who has been awarded a Senior Fellowship at the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Utrecht. Dr Kirwan will take up the Senior Fellowship in Spring 2020.

09 Sep 2019

On 22 August, Dr Rachel Murphy participated in a National Heritage Week 2019 evening seminar hosted by The Registry of Deeds Archive Services. The seminar entitled: Eureka!: exploring discoveries at the Registry of Deeds included presentations from Dr. Seamas O Maitiu on ‘Uncovering Historic Rathmines’ and Maria O’Reilly on the family history of Lord Mayor of Dublin Nathanial Warren (1737-1796). Dr Murphy's presentation 'Researching the Coonogue Evictions using the Registry of Deeds', used records held in the Registry of Deeds to trace the history of the middlemen that held this Co. Carlow townland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

28 Aug 2019

Congratulations to all our students who graduated this week.  One lovely story from The Irish Times today on two of our graduates from the Certificate in Local History programme - click on the link to read the full story!