Tuesday, 30 April 2019

  Professor Enrico Dal Lago has done a podcast with an interview about his book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest (2018) for the U.S. website Capital District Civil War Roundtable, which publishes podcasts with interviews with leading historians of the American Civil War . Below is the link to the podcast: https://capitaldistrictcivilwar.org/podcast

Monday, 25 March 2019

Dr. Alison Forrestal has been elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, the highest academic honour in Ireland, awarded after international peer-review to those with distinguished international research reputations. For information on Alison's research and publications, see http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/humanities/alisonforrestal/, and for reviews of her most recent book, Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform (Oxford University Press 2017), see https://global.oup.com/academic/product/vincent-de-paul-the-lazarist-mission-and-french-catholic-reform-9780198785767?q=alison%20forrestal&lang=en&cc=ie#

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The Centre for the Investigation of Transnational Encounters, together with the History Department, announces a fully-funded scholarship for a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Róisín Healy, Senior Lecturer in History and Co-Director of CITE. See http://bit.ly/CITEScholarship for details.

Friday, 1 March 2019

 FESTIVAL OPENING The Festival will open on Thursday, 7 March at 5.30pm in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, when Professor Enrico Dal Lago (Head of History, NUI Galway), will introduce the Deputy Mayor of Galway, Cllr Donal Lyons, and refreshments will be served. You can find information about our events by downloading the full programme here. BOOKING Events are free, except where indicated. Please note that capacity in some venues is limited and seating is unreserved and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. CONTACT US You can get in touch with us via email and on Twitter. twitter: @historyatgalway email: galwayhistoryfestival@gmail.com ORGANISATION Galway History Festival 2019 is organised by Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley and Dr Kevin O’Sullivan of the Department of History at NUI Galway, in collaboration with Galway City Council and with the support of Creative Ireland.

Monday, 18 February 2019

‘Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed on his book _Civil War and Agrarian Unrest_ (CUP, 2018) by Professor Patrick Geoghegan at ‘Talking History’ on Newstalk. Below is the link to the interview (scroll down and click on ‘Best of February Books – Part 2’; the interview starts at 39:00 minutes): https://www.newstalk.com/shows/talking-history-234948  

Monday, 28 January 2019

Professor Enrico Dal Lago has received the 2018-19 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in recognition of his research contribution to the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies through the publication of his monograph _Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy_ (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and through his distinguished career as a comparative historian of the nineteenth-century Americas and Europe. 

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Congratulations to our own Dr. Alison Forrestal, who has just been awarded a President's Award for Research Excellence! This is awarded to NUI Galway academic staff who have made an outstanding contribution to research in their field, and who have enhanced the university's reputation internationally. For information on Dr. Forrestal's research, go to http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/humanities/alisonforrestal/

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Book Launch by Professor Enrico Dal Lago in the Moore Institute on 19th September at 5:30 pm in Room G010. For more on this please see here

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

NUI Galway is hosting a conference on Rural Ireland: Ideals and Realities, 1930s-2000s on 7-8 June 2018. This conference is to celebrate the donation of the Muintir na Tíre Archive to the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. Organised by Dr Caitríona Clear, Dr Tomás Finn and Dr Tony Varley, the conference take place in the Siobhán McKenna Theatre, Arts Millenium Building, NUI Galway. The Rural Ireland: Ideals and Realities, 1930s-2000s conference programme is now available. For queries, please contact caitriona.clear@nuigalway.ie, tony.varley@nuigalway.ie or tomas.finn@nuigalway.ie

Friday, 11 May 2018

Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed by the History channel of the Italian national TV (RAI Storia) on the American Civil War and slave emancipation, the subject of his latest book. Below is the link to the interview: http://www.raistoria.rai.it/speciale/la-storia-in-piazza-2018/2015/40858/default.aspx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Professor Enrico Dal Lago has been interviewed on his new book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2018) in “The Author’s Corner”, an academic U.S.-based blog that publishes written interviews with all the authors of important recent works on American History. Below is the link to the interview: https://thewayofimprovement.com/2018/03/15/the-authors-corner-with-enrico-dal-lago/

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

NUI Galway has the honour of hosting the 41st annual and international conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies in the centenary year of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The conference, organised by Dr. Róisín Healy, takes place in the Moore Institute from 4th to 6th May 2017.  IARCEES final conference programme is now available. The Wendy Bracewell Public Lecture is taking place on Thursday 4 May.  Dr. Róisín Healy,Lecturer in European History,School of Humanities,NUI Galway and Vice- President of the IARCEES, 2016–17

Friday, 11 November 2016

Congratulations to former History student Christopher Breslin who was awarded the Mansion House Fund Prize in Irish History 2016. The Mansion House Fund, which is designed to promote 'the study of Irish Language, Literature and History', provides for the annual award of a Scholarship and Prize, in the subjects of Irish and Irish History. Christopher was supervised by Dr. Niall Ó Ciosáin.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

2017/18 Semester 1 & 2 Seminars Graduate Research Seminars in History, 2017-18 Venue : Hardiman Building: The Bridge Seminar Room, Room 1001, First Floor. Wednesdays 4 pm - 5 pm 27 September  John Mc Cafferty, UCD Nosebleeds, Tears and Italianted Hearts : Thinking about the History of Emotions on the Seventeenth-Century Irish Mission 4 Oct Darragh Gannon ( Queen's Univeristy Belfast) Between Irish Party and British Politics; the Home Rule movement in Gt. Briatain, 1916-18. 18 Oct. Mel Farrell (UCD) From Cymann na NGaedheal to Fine Gael : 'Civil War Politics' and the foundation of the United Ireland Party in September 1933. 25 Oct Wayne te Brake ( Purchase College, SUNY) Making Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe : An Irish Perspective. 8 Nov Lorraine Grimes ( NUIG) " I will do anything...rather than keep it or return to my own country" : The emigraton of Irish unmarried mothers to Liverpool and Birmingham, 1923-48. 22 Nov Ian Kenneally ( NUIG) Editing the first draft of history - the challenge of producing Ireland's Revolution Papers, 2016-1 7

Monday, 7 November 2016

Congratulations to Dr Enrico Dal Lago who has been awarded the DLitt (Doctor of Literature) degree on Published Work by the National University of Ireland. The DLitt on Published Work is a higher doctorate awarded to scholars who have, over a sustained period, published a substantial body of ground-breaking and influential work in a field of specialisation and who have achieved outstanding distinction internationally in that field.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

  Foundation Travel Bursary for NUI Galway History postgrads (awarded annually) Doctoral students at History at NUI Galway are eligible to apply for the annual Foundation Travel Bursary in History.  Awarded for the first time in 2016-17,this Bursary is made possible thanks to the generosity of a private donor. The next award will be made in autumn 2018.  The Terms and Conditions of the Foundation Travel Bursary in History as awarded in 2017/18 may be viewed here as general guidance.  please click link for   The Terms and Conditions  of The Foundation Travel Bursary All enquiries to history@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Professor Nicholas Canny Honoured at Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America: Three panels to honour the contribution that former chair of History at NUIG, Professor Nicholas Canny, has made to the study of early modern Irish history featured in the programme of the RSA annual conference this year.  Paying tribute to the impact that Professor Canny has had in the fields of Irish and Atlantic historiography, nine presenters underscored how his seminal publications continue to bring into focus a broader perspective on colonial identities and interactions in the early modern world.  Pictured with Professor Canny (centre) are panel organizers, Professor Sarah Covington (Queen’s College, CUNY) and Associate Professor Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut), Professor David Armitage (Chair of the Dept. of History, Harvard University), and Dr. Alison Forrestal (Head of History, NUIG).


Monday, 28 January 2019

  Graduate Research Seminars in History, 2018-19: January to April 2019   Venue: Hardiman Building: Room G010 (Ground Floor), Except when indicated otherwise.   Wednesdays 4pm-5pm   TWELVE SEMINARS IN TWELVE WEEKS: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 16 Jan. -(in Bridge Seminar Room, Rm 1001) - Dr Kieran Fitzpatrick (Moore Inst.) The Great War and Great Change? The professional life of surgeon Peter Johnson Freyer, 1900-1921. ♠ 23 Jan            (back to Room G010) -  Keith Seán Harrington (Maynooth University) Language Politics and Territorial Separatism: the origins of the Transnistrian conflict 1989-1990. ♠ 30 Jan            - Dr Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh (Teagasc/Social Sciences Res. Centre, NUIG) A Quieter Revolution: How Demonstrations Transformed Early Twentieth-Century Rural Ireland after the Land War. ♠ 6 Feb - Dr Maura Cronin (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) ‘The female of the species is more deadly than the male': Women in anti-tithe protests in 1830s Ireland. ♠ 13 Feb- Dr James O’Donnell (Zhejiang Intl. Studies Univ. in Hangzhou, China)   ‘“Please confirm at once”: confusion, libel and reporting the Revolution in Galway, the case of George Nicholls (1919). ♠ See over for further dates   ♠ 20 Feb- Prof Chris Maginn (Fordham University) After the Armada: Thanksgiving in Ireland, 1589. ♠ 27 Feb - Prof. Glenda Gilmore (Yale / Mary Ball Washington Visiting Prof, UCD) The Nazis and Dixie: European Fascism and Southern Racism Compared. (Followed by book-launch for Drs C. Smith & J. Regan) ♠ 6 Mar - Jane O’Brien (NUI Galway) ‘Important or exceptional occurrences’ - An analysis of Managers' Diaries and other correspondence from the Irish Industrial School system : 1868 - 1920. ♠ 13 Mar - Dr Cristina Bon (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan). ‘The President Matters’: John Janney and the Virginia Secession Convention (February-April 1861). ♠ 20 Mar - Jim Reid (NUI Galway) Munster as a frontier of the Roman Empire in the 5th-6th centuries. ♠ 27 Mar - Dr Hugh Rowland (An tAcadamh, NUI Galway) Language debates in Ireland in the 1960s: the Language Freedom Movement reconsidered. ♠ 3 Apr - Gavan Duffy (NUI Galway) The Labour Question in the League of Nations mandates territories of the 1920s: supervising South African, Australian and New Zealand administrations. ♠                                 Co-ordinator contact: gearoid.barry@nuigalway.ie