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23 Sep 2019

Dr Ciara Breathnach is a member of the organising committee of a conference entitled Transformations of the State in Ireland, C. 1600-1900, which will be held at Hertford College, Oxford 25-26 September 2019. She will present a paper from her current project funded by an Irish Research Council Laureate Award 2017/18 entitled ‘Regulating life, disease and death: Dublin 1864-1902’.

23 Sep 2019

Coleman Dennehy will be giving a paper entitled 'Policing early modern Ireland: Crime, criminal policy, and normative behaviours – the evidence from seventeenth-century Ireland'. This will be presented at a conference, Transformations of the State in Ireland, c.1600-1900, at Hertford College, Oxford. 25 & 26 September 2019

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.

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