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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

Book

2013
2000

Book Chapter

2011

The Marshall Plan and Business: a retrospective
Francesa Fauri and Till Geiger (eds),
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

2008

the impact of the 1916 rising among the nations
in Ruán O'Donnell (ed.)
The Wilson administration and the 1916 Rising'

2008

Ireland and the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
Ireland and Anglo-Irish Relations since 1800:critical essays

2008

The Wilson Administration and the 1916 Risin
Whelan, B
the Impact of the 1916 Rising. Among the Nations

2006

The consuls who helped sink a fleet: Union consuls, intelligence and the American civil war
Whelan, B
Intelligence, statecraft and international power

2005

Women and war in early modern Ireland
Whelan, B
Victims or Viragos Studies in medieval and early modern women

2004

The messages and methods of the Marshall Plan in Ireland and Italy
Whelan, B
Ireland, Europe and the Marshall Plan.

2000

Integration or isolation: Ireland and the invitation to join the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
Essays on Irish Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century

1997

Women and the struggle for independence in Ireland and India in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Whelan, B
In Ireland and India: Connections, Comparisons and Contrasts

Conference Contribution

2013

The Parnell Summer School
Bernadette Whelan

2013
2013

The Ambassadors of Literature
Bernadette Whelan

2012
2012
2012
2011


Conference Publication

2009

Irish Conference of Historians
Bernadette Whelan

2009
2008

Centre for Historical Research
Bernadette Whelan

2007
2006

Women in public and cultural life in twentieth century Ireland
Dr. B. Whelan with Professor O'Dowd and Professor Meaney

2005

History of Psychiatry
Dr O Walsh/Dr B Whelan

Edited Book

2000


Women and Paid Work, 1500 to 1939.

1997


Clio's Daughters: Essays on Irish Women's History 1845 to 1939

1995


The last of the great wars: essays on the war of the three kings in Ireland, 1688-91.

Other Journal

2008

Other Publication

2006

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

2005

The emigrant experience and concepts of America
Whelan, B
American Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education

Peer Reviewed Journal

2014

‘American influences on Irish advertising and consumerism 1900-60: fashioning Irishwomen'
Bernadette Whelan
Journal of Historical Research in Marketing

2014

'Introduction to irish Marketing History'
Bernadette Whelan
Journal of Historical Research in Marketing

2013
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
The Recorder: The Journal Of The American Irish Historical Society

2010

Wilson, war and peace' (review article)
Bernadette Whelan
War In History

2007

‘‘Poacher Turned Game-keeper': Defeating the Irish Republican Army in the United States, 1922-3,'
Bernadette Whelan
The Recorder: The Journal Of The American Irish Historical Society

2006

Introduction'
Whelan, B; O'Dowd, M
Womens History Review

2005

Ireland, the Marshall Plan and NATO
Whelan, B
Journal Of Cold War Studies

2003

What does America mean to you: An oral history project
Whelan, B
North Munster Antiquarian Journal

2003

Marshall Plan publicity and propaganda in Italy and Ireland, 1947-1951
Whelan, B
Historical Journal Of Film Radio And Television DOI: 10.1080/0143968032000126618

2001

The New World and the Old: American Marshall Planners in Ireland, 1945-57
Whelan, B
Irish Studies In International Affairs

1997

Ireland and J. William Fulbright: Educational visions
Whelan, B
Eire/Ireland Journal Of The Irish American Cultural Ins

1994

Ireland and the Third World: A historical perspective
Whelan, B; Holmes, M; Rees, N
Irish Studies In International Affairs

1993

Ireland's voting pattern at the United Nations
Whelan, B; Kennedy, M; Rees, N
Trocaire Development Review

1992

Ireland and the Marshall Plan
Whelan, B
Irish Economic And Social History Of Ireland