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Emeritus Ap. Bernadette Whelan

Biography

Professor Whelan is currently the head of the Department of History. In 2005-6 she was an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellow. She has published extensively in the area of Irish diplomatic history and on the history of women. Her teaching interests lie in twentieth century US and Irish history.

Research Interests

Irish foreign policy, American-Irish diplomacy, Irish women's history,

Teaching Interests

US History, 1913-83
Ireland and America: A special relationship, 1790-1980
Ireland and the wider world, 1919-80
US foreign relations in the twentieth century

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2012 - Enterprise Ireland FP7 Support Project Grant
  • 2005 - Wellcome Institute !V Symposium Award
  • 2005 - Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science
  • 2002 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Research Grant
  • 2001 - Dwight D Eisenhower travel Grant
  • 2000 - University of Limerick Research Seed Fund
  • 2000 - Research Grant
  • 1999 - Research Grant
  • 1996 - University of Limerick Research Seed Fund
  • 1996 - University of Limerick Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 1995 - Mobility Grant
  • - IRCHSS Graduate Research Education Programme
  • - .IRCHSS Senior Research Fellow
  • - .IRCHSS (Thematic Project Programme)
  • - .College of Humanities Research Board
  • - Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowship Prog
  • - .HEA: North-South Collaboration Programme

Committee

  • 2003 Royal Irish Academy. Publications sub-committee,
  • 1998 Women's History Project, *
  • 1990 Women's History Association of Ireland, *
  • 1899 Irish American Cultural Institute, United States, *
  • 1899 2003 and 2002. Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, *
  • 1899 2003 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, *
  • 1899 Publications Committee, Royal Irish Academy,

Association

  • 1999 Member, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • 1999 Member, Irish Historical Studies
  • 1995 Ordinary member, Irish Economic and Social History Society
  • 1990 Ordinary member, Irish Studies in International Affairs
  • 1990 Ordinary member, Irish-American Cultural Institute
  • 1990 President, 1995-to date, Women's History Association of Ireland

Education

  • 1989 National University of Ireland - PhD
  • 1983 University College Cork - MA
  • 1980 University College Cork - BA

Employment

  • 1984 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer in History,

Outreach

  • 2012/23 Scattery Island Heritage Group.
    2012/13 The Gathering and Reaching Out Committee. Limerick City Council, Shannon Development, Limerick Civic Trust
    2012 ‘American consuls in Ireland: the limerick link', Castleconnell Historical Society, Limerick, 14 Feb

    2011 ‘Irish Women, emigration and America' Ormond Historical Society, Nenagh. Co Tipperary, 5 December

    2011 ‘The US consular service in Ireland: The Limerick Office' Limerick City Library Seminar Series, Limerick, 23 October

Other

  • Associate Fellow, Department of History, University of Warwick, UK 2014-17.

Publications

Books

2013

Reading the Irishwoman: Studies in Cultural Encounters and Exchange, 1714-1960
Bernadette Whelan, Mary O'Dowd, Gerardine Meaney
(2013) Reading the Irishwoman: Studies in Cultural Encounters and Exchange, 1714-1960
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press

2010

American government in Ireland, a history of the US consular Service 1790-1913
Bernadette Whelan
(2010) American government in Ireland, a history of the US consular Service 1790-1913
Manchester : Manchester University Press

2006

United States foreign policy and Ireland. From empire to independence, 1913029
Whelan, B
(2006) United States foreign policy and Ireland. From empire to independence, 1913029
Dublin and Portland, Or : Fourt Courts Press Dublin and Portland, Or

2000

The poor relation. Irish foreign policy and the third world.
Whelan, B; Holmes, M; Rees, N
(2000) The poor relation. Irish foreign policy and the third world.
Dublin. : Trocaire/Gill and MacMillan Dublin.

2000

Ireland and the Marshall Plan, 1947-57
Whelan, B
(2000) Ireland and the Marshall Plan, 1947-57
Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press Dublin, Ireland

2000

Women and Paid Work, 15--=193-
Whelan, B (Ed)
(2000) Women and Paid Work, 15--=193-
(Ed.) Dublin : Four Courts Press Dublin

Book Chapters

2011

The Marshall Plan and Business: a retrospective
Francesa Fauri and Till Geiger (eds),
(2011) The Marshall Plan and Business: a retrospective
In Ireland, productivity and the Marshall Plan' in Francesa Fauri and Till Geiger (eds), The Marshall Plan and Business: a retrospective (PEI Peter Lang, 2011), pp. 19-39; Ireland : PEI Peter Lang

2008

the impact of the 1916 rising among the nations
in Ruán O'Donnell (ed.)
(2008) the impact of the 1916 rising among the nations
In The Wilson administration and the 1916 Rising' ; Ireland : Irish Academic Press, 2008

2008

Ireland and the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
(2008) Ireland and the Marshall Plan
In Ireland and Anglo-Irish Relations since 1800:critical essays; London : Ashgate pp. 409-420 London

2008

The Wilson Administration and the 1916 Risin
Whelan, B
(2008) The Wilson Administration and the 1916 Risin
In the Impact of the 1916 Rising. Among the Nations; Dublin/Portland : Irish Academic Press pp. 91-119 Dublin/Portland

2006

The consuls who helped sink a fleet: Union consuls, intelligence and the American civil war
Whelan, B
(2006) The consuls who helped sink a fleet: Union consuls, intelligence and the American civil war
In Intelligence, statecraft and international power; pp. 94-106

2005

Women and war in early modern Ireland
Whelan, B
(2005) Women and war in early modern Ireland
In Victims or Viragos Studies in medieval and early modern women; pp. 120-142

2004

The messages and methods of the Marshall Plan in Ireland and Italy
Whelan, B
(2004) The messages and methods of the Marshall Plan in Ireland and Italy
In Ireland, Europe and the Marshall Plan.; pp. 131-154

2001

Non-Combatants and the moral context of warfare in seventeenth century Ireland
Whelan, B
(2001) Non-Combatants and the moral context of warfare in seventeenth century Ireland
In Warfare in Early Modern Europe.; pp. 317-343

2000

Integration or isolation: Ireland and the invitation to join the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
(2000) Integration or isolation: Ireland and the invitation to join the Marshall Plan
In Essays on Irish Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century; pp. 203-221

1997

Women and the struggle for independence in Ireland and India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Whelan, B
(1997) Women and the struggle for independence in Ireland and India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
In In Ireland and India: Connections, Comparisons and Contrasts; pp. 69-72

Edited Books

2000


(2000)
In Women and Paid Work, 1500 to 1939. ; Bernadette Whelan(Ed.) Dublin : Four Courts Press

1997


(1997)
In Clio's Daughters: Essays on Irish Women's History 1845 to 1939; Bernadette Whelan(Ed.) Limerick : University of Limerick Press

1995


(1995)
In The last of the great wars: essays on the war of the three kings in Ireland, 1688-91.; Bernadette Whelan(Ed.) Limerick : University of Limerick Press

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

''Women on the move: A review of the historiography of Irish emigration to the US, 1750-1900'
Bernadette Whelan
(2015) ''Women on the move: A review of the historiography of Irish emigration to the US, 1750-1900'
In Womens History Review; Routledge :
DOI: 10.1080/09612025.2015.1013305

2014

‘American influences on Irish advertising and consumerism 1900-60: fashioning Irishwomen'
Bernadette Whelan
(2014) ‘American influences on Irish advertising and consumerism 1900-60: fashioning Irishwomen'
In Journal of Historical Research in Marketing; London :

2014

'Introduction to irish Marketing History'
Bernadette Whelan
(2014) 'Introduction to irish Marketing History'
In Journal of Historical Research in Marketing; London :

2013

Poets in exile: The Piatts in the Queenstown consulate, 1882-93'
Bernadette Whelan
(2013) Poets in exile: The Piatts in the Queenstown consulate, 1882-93'
In New Hibernia Review; St. Paul, MN, US : pp. 81-98

2012

The early years of the US consular service: A case study of William Knox, the first American official appointed to Ireland, 1790-2
Bernadette Whelan
(2012) The early years of the US consular service: A case study of William Knox, the first American official appointed to Ireland, 1790-2
In The Recorder: The Journal Of The American Irish Historical Society; New York : pp. 52-81

2010

Wilson, war and peace' (review article)
Bernadette Whelan
(2010) Wilson, war and peace' (review article)
In War In History; pp. 526-534

2007

‘‘Poacher Turned Game-keeper': Defeating the Irish Republican Army in the United States, 1922-3,'
Bernadette Whelan
(2007) ‘‘Poacher Turned Game-keeper': Defeating the Irish Republican Army in the United States, 1922-3,'
In The Recorder: The Journal Of The American Irish Historical Society; New York : pp. 35-56

2006

Introduction'
Whelan, B; O'Dowd, M
(2006) Introduction'
In Womens History Review; pp. 507-509

2005

Ireland, the Marshall Plan and NATO
Whelan, B
(2005) Ireland, the Marshall Plan and NATO
In Journal Of Cold War Studies; pp. 68-94

2003

The new world and the old in The Journal (a publication of the Australian-Irish Heritage Association/Centre for Irish Studies, Murdoch University, Australia)
Whelan, B
(2003) The new world and the old in The Journal (a publication of the Australian-Irish Heritage Association/Centre for Irish Studies, Murdoch University, Australia)
In The Journal Of The Australian-Irish Heritage Associatio; pp. 8-24

2003

What does America mean to you: An oral history project
Whelan, B
(2003) What does America mean to you: An oral history project
In North Munster Antiquarian Journal; pp. 85-104

2003

Marshall Plan publicity and propaganda in Italy and Ireland, 1947-1951
Whelan, B
(2003) Marshall Plan publicity and propaganda in Italy and Ireland, 1947-1951
In Historical Journal Of Film Radio And Television; pp. 311-328
DOI: 10.1080/0143968032000126618

2001

The New World and the Old: American Marshall Planners in Ireland, 1945-57
Whelan, B
(2001) The New World and the Old: American Marshall Planners in Ireland, 1945-57
In Irish Studies In International Affairs; pp. 179-189

1997

Ireland and J. William Fulbright: Educational visions
Whelan, B
(1997) Ireland and J. William Fulbright: Educational visions
In Eire/Ireland Journal Of The Irish American Cultural Ins; pp. 153-176

1996

An essay on Ireland and J.William Fulbright's educational vision
Whelan, B
(1996) An essay on Ireland and J.William Fulbright's educational vision
In Eire-Ireland; pp. 153-175

1994

Ireland and the Third World: A historical perspective
Whelan, B; Holmes, M; Rees, N
(1994) Ireland and the Third World: A historical perspective
In Irish Studies In International Affairs; pp. 107-119

1993

Ireland's voting pattern at the United Nations
Whelan, B; Kennedy, M; Rees, N
(1993) Ireland's voting pattern at the United Nations
In Trocaire Development Review; pp. 72-85

1992

Ireland and the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
(1992) Ireland and the Marshall Plan
In Irish Economic And Social History Of Ireland; pp. 49-70

1989

THE EUROPEAN-RECOVERY-PROGRAM (THE MARSHALL-PLAN) AND IRELAND - SUMMARY AND ASSESSMENT
WHELAN, B
(1989) THE EUROPEAN-RECOVERY-PROGRAM (THE MARSHALL-PLAN) AND IRELAND - SUMMARY AND ASSESSMENT
In Eire-Ireland; pp. 78-84

1989

The European Recovery Programme (the Marshall Plan) and Ireland: summary and assessment
Whelan, B
(1989) The European Recovery Programme (the Marshall Plan) and Ireland: summary and assessment
In Eire-Ireland; pp. 78-84

Other Journals

2008

Just like US: Ireland and the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
(2008) Just like US: Ireland and the Marshall Plan
In History Ireland; pp. 18-25

Conference Publications

2009

R.I. Best Memorial Lecture, National Library, Library
Bernadette Whelan
(2009) R.I. Best Memorial Lecture, National Library, Library

2009

Irish Conference of Historians
Bernadette Whelan
(2009) Irish Conference of Historians

2009

Best practice in higher level humanities research methodology: oral history (workshop)'
Co Organiser
(2009) Best practice in higher level humanities research methodology: oral history (workshop)'

2009

7th Conference of the European Federation of Association and Centres of Irish Studies. Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges
Bernadette Whelan
(2009) 7th Conference of the European Federation of Association and Centres of Irish Studies. Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges

2009

ACIS/Irish Studies Annual Conference
Bernadette Whelan
(2009) ACIS/Irish Studies Annual Conference

2008

Centre for Historical Research
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Centre for Historical Research
Ireland

2008

Irish Economic and Social History Annual Conference: Disasters
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Irish Economic and Social History Annual Conference: Disasters

2008

Image and Reality:women in 19th and 20th century Ireland
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Image and Reality:women in 19th and 20th century Ireland

2008

Centre for Historical Research History Seminar Series
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Centre for Historical Research History Seminar Series

2008

Irish Economic and Social History Annual Conference
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Irish Economic and Social History Annual Conference

2007

The Marshall Pland and Industry
Bernadette Whelan
(2007) The Marshall Pland and Industry

2007

Ireland and the Atlantic World Conference, organised by Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the , 2 March. (Plenary and Invited speaker)
Dr Bernadette Whelan
(2007) Ireland and the Atlantic World Conference, organised by Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) at the , 2 March. (Plenary and Invited speaker)
David forthcoming(Ed.)

2007

TCD Contemporary History Seminar Series
Bernadette Whelan
(2007) TCD Contemporary History Seminar Series

2006

Women in Irish Culture and History
Dr B. Whelan
(2006) Women in Irish Culture and History
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

Irish Universities Association Humanities and Social Sciences Conferences
Dr B. Whelan
(2006) Irish Universities Association Humanities and Social Sciences Conferences
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

Women in public and cultural life in twentieth century Ireland
Dr. B. Whelan with Professor O'Dowd and Professor Meaney
(2006) Women in public and cultural life in twentieth century Ireland
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2006

Limerick City Library Lecture Series
Dr. B. Whelan
(2006) Limerick City Library Lecture Series
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Irish Conference of Historians on 'Intelligence, statecraft and international power' here at TCD
Whelan. B.
(2005) Irish Conference of Historians on 'Intelligence, statecraft and international power' here at TCD
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?
Whelan, B
(2005) Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?
pp. 120-141

2005

History of Psychiatry
Dr O Walsh/Dr B Whelan
(2005) History of Psychiatry
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Women and the past: sources, approaches
Dr B Whelan
(2005) Women and the past: sources, approaches
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

Women and the past: sources, approaches
Dr B Whelan
(2005) Women and the past: sources, approaches
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2005

History of Travellers in Ireland: sources and representations
Dr C.Breathnach/Dr B Whelan
(2005) History of Travellers in Ireland: sources and representations
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

1997

Clingdael Institute in co-operation with the Netherlands¿ Atlantic Commission
Bernadette Whelan. 1997
(1997) Clingdael Institute in co-operation with the Netherlands¿ Atlantic Commission
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Conference Contributions

2014

Workshop: Emergence and transmisison of European cultural identity'
Bernadette Whelan
(2014) Workshop: Emergence and transmisison of European cultural identity'
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

2014

Research Workshop: Youth organisations and the transmission of European Cultural Heritage, 1918-2018'
Bernadette Whelan
(2014) Research Workshop: Youth organisations and the transmission of European Cultural Heritage, 1918-2018'
University of Iceland

2014

Research Workshop: Title of project: Youth organisations and the transmission of European Cultural Heritage, 1918-2018'
Bernadette Whelan
(2014) Research Workshop: Title of project: Youth organisations and the transmission of European Cultural Heritage, 1918-2018'
University of Iceland

2014

‘A Unique Relationship': Celebrating Ninety Years of Ireland - United States Relations / A seminar on the First Decades of Irish Diplomacy in America'
Bernadette Whelan
(2014) ‘A Unique Relationship': Celebrating Ninety Years of Ireland - United States Relations / A seminar on the First Decades of Irish Diplomacy in America'
Irish Embass, Washington DC

2013

The Parnell Summer School
Bernadette Whelan
(2013) The Parnell Summer School
Ireland

2013

Women's History Association of Ireland Annual Research Conference
Bernadette Whelan
(2013) Women's History Association of Ireland Annual Research Conference
Limerick

2013

American Conference of Irish Studies
Bernadette Whelan
(2013) American Conference of Irish Studies
Chicago, US

2013

The Ambassadors of Literature
Bernadette Whelan
(2013) The Ambassadors of Literature
New York, US

2012

The Irish revolution and the Diaspora
Bernadette Whelan
(2012) The Irish revolution and the Diaspora
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

2012

American Conference for Irish Studies
Bernadette Whelan
(2012) American Conference for Irish Studies
New Orleans, US

2012

Transnational Studies Association
Bernadette Whelan
(2012) Transnational Studies Association
University College Cork

2011

Transnational Studies Association
Bernadette Whelan
(2011) Transnational Studies Association
University of Dundee Scotland

2008

Inventing and Reinventing the Irish woman
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Inventing and Reinventing the Irish woman

2008

Inventing and Reinventing the Irish woman
Bernadette Whelan
(2008) Inventing and Reinventing the Irish woman



Other Publications

2012

‘Biography of David Gray' in The Emerald Curtain
Bernadette Whelan
(2012) ‘Biography of David Gray' in The Emerald Curtain
Paul Bew (ed)(Ed.) Dublin : Royal Irish Academy pp. 305-307

2010

The Will to Believe:Woodrow Wilson, World War I and America's Strategy for Peace and Security
Whelan, B
(2010) The Will to Believe:Woodrow Wilson, World War I and America's Strategy for Peace and Security
London : Sage Publications Ltd pp. 526-534

2010

The AEF Way of War:The American Army and Combat in World War I
Whelan, B
(2010) The AEF Way of War:The American Army and Combat in World War I
London : Sage Publications Ltd pp. 526-534

2010

The Great War and America: Civil-Military Relations during World War I
Whelan, B
(2010) The Great War and America: Civil-Military Relations during World War I
London : Sage Publications Ltd pp. 526-534

2007

Ireland and the Cold War: Diplomacy and recognition, 1949-63.
Whelan, B
(2007) Ireland and the Cold War: Diplomacy and recognition, 1949-63.
Washington : Amer Historical Review pp. 929-930
DOI: 10.1086/ahr.112.3.929

2006

Women's History Review, volume 15, no. 4, September 2006,
Whelan, B; O'Dowd, M (Guest Eds)
(2006) Women's History Review, volume 15, no. 4, September 2006,
In American Journal Of Physiology;

2006

Special issue: Family, private life and sexuality - Introduction
O'Dowd, M; Whelan, B
(2006) Special issue: Family, private life and sexuality - Introduction
In Womens History Review; pp. 507-509
DOI: 10.1080/09612020500530455

2005

The emigrant experience and concepts of America
Whelan, B
(2005) The emigrant experience and concepts of America
In American Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education;

2002

Elizabeth O'Hara, in Field Day Anthology of Irish writing
Whelan, B
(2002) Elizabeth O'Hara, in Field Day Anthology of Irish writing
*(Ed.)

2002

Letter to Women's Meeting Cork, 1689, in Field Day Anthology of Irish writing
Whelan, B
(2002) Letter to Women's Meeting Cork, 1689, in Field Day Anthology of Irish writing
*(Ed.)

2000

Women and Paid Work, 1500 to 1939
Whelan, B
(2000) Women and Paid Work, 1500 to 1939
*(Ed.)

1997

Europe and the wider world
Whelan, B
(1997) Europe and the wider world
*(Ed.)

1997

Clio's Daughters: Essays on Irish Women's History 1845 to 1939
Whelan, B
(1997) Clio's Daughters: Essays on Irish Women's History 1845 to 1939
*(Ed.)

1997

Selling the Marshall Plan in Ireland
Whelan, B
(1997) Selling the Marshall Plan in Ireland
*(Ed.)

1995

Women, politics and warfare in the late seventeenth century
Whelan, B
(1995) Women, politics and warfare in the late seventeenth century
*(Ed.)

1995

The last of the great wars: essays on the war of the three kings in Ireland, 1688-91
Whelan, B
(1995) The last of the great wars: essays on the war of the three kings in Ireland, 1688-91
*(Ed.)