Administrative Staff

Enrico ISS Professor Enrico Dal Lago
Head of Department
Rm. 406, ext. 3546
 Helena ISS

Ms Helena Condon 
Rm. 405, ext. 2537



Academic Staff


Dr. Gearóid Barry, B.A(Moderatorship in History & Political Sciences),
PhD. (University of Dublin)  
Exam Officer         
Room 401, ext. 3342,    
Research interests: 
Cultural and Political History of the First World War; 
History of Pacifism in the Euro-American World; 
History of Modern France; History of World Catholicism; 
Twentieth-Century European History; 
The First World War in Transnational Perspective; 
Vichy France.
Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley, B.A. PhD. (NUI)  
Head of First year, Social Media Officer
Room 408, ext. 4294,
Research interests: 
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Irish Social History;
History of Childhood and Youth;
Gender History and Women's History;
History of Institutions and Welfare;
Twentieth-Century British History;
History of Social Movements; Transnational History.
Dr. Caitriona Clear, M.A., Ph.D. (NUI)   
Head of Second Year          
Room 414, ext. 3099,
Research interests: 
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's History; 
Modern Irish Social History; History of Poverty, 
History of Modern France; History of World Catholicism; 
Neglected Twentieth-Century Irish Writers;
Modern European and Irish Social and Economic History;
History of Poverty and Crime; Women's/Gender History; Oral History.
Dr. John Cunningham  
Director of Taught MA       
Room 404, ext. 5642,
Research interests: 
Labour Biography; Transnational Syndicalism;
Social Protest and Moral Economy;
Irish Local History; History of Urban Galway;
History of Irish Education; Modern Ireland;
Labour Movements – Irish and Transnational.     

Professor Enrico Dal LagoLaurea in Lettere (Roma), M.A. (Kansas),
M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), D.Litt.(NUI) 
Head of Department     
Room 406, ext. 3546,
Research interests: 
Comparative History; Slavery and Unfree Labour;
Antislavery and Abolitionism;
The American Civil War in Comparative and Transnational Perspective;
Nineteenth-Century Nationalism;
Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century United States;
Native North Americans; Secret Societies; History of Globalisation.
Dr. Tomas Finn        
Room 312, ext. 2552,
Research interests: 
Modern Irish and British History and Politics;
The Role of Intellectuals;
Public Policy; Church-State Relations;
Northern Ireland; Ireland since the Famine;
Irish Political Thought in the 1930s;
Skills for Historians.  
Dr. Alison Forrestal, M.A. (NUI), Ph.D. (Manchester), MRIA  
Sabbatical leave 2019-2020     
Room 412, ext. 5629,
Research interests: 
Early Modern History, c. 1400-1750,
with Broad Expertise in the History of Catholicism;
Religious Culture of Seventeenth-Century France;
The Catholic Reformation;
Bourbon Political and Social History;
The Protestant Reformation.    
Dr. Mary Harris, B.A., M.A., H.Dip.Ed. (NUI), Ph.D. (Cantab.) 
Head of BA in History (Single Honours)
Room 409, ext. 3290,
Research interests: 
Culture and Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Ireland;
Eoin MacNeill and the Gaelic Revival;
Culture and Identity in Independent Ireland;
Conflict and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland;
Church, State, and Society in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Ireland;
Irish Political Thought (1930s); Memoirs.
Dr. Róisín Healy M.A., (NUI), M.A.G.E.S., Ph.D. (Georgetown) 
Director of Graduate Studies 
Room 415, ext. 2551,   
Research interests: 
Prussian Poland, 1772-1918; Irish-Polish Relations
1772-Present; Colonialism within Modern Europe;
Religion and Church-State Relations in Modern Central Europe;
Modern European History; Nazi Germany;
Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past;
Irish Contacts with Continental Europe.
Dr. Pádraig Lenihan 
Head of Final Year  
Room 403, ext. 5680, 
Research interests: 
Seventeenth-Century Irish History;
European Military History, 1618-1763;
Neo-Latin Texts Pertaining to Ireland, 1641-1763;
Seventeenth-Century Irish history;
European Military History 1618-1763; Eighteenth Century Irish History;
Technology and Social Change, 1780-1940
Dr. Kimberly LoPrete, B.A. (Duke), M.A. (Notre Dame), Ph.D.(Chicago)
Director of MA in Medieval Studies  
Room 407, ext. 3547, 
Research interests: 
Social, Political and Cultural History of Medieval Europe,
particularly Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century France;
Aristocratic Women in Medieval Society; Gender and Lordship;
The First Crusade and Crusading; Europeans' Travels in Asia;
Medieval Historical Writing; Manuscripts, Codicology, Diplomacy,
Transmission of Texts.
Dr. Laurence Marley, M.A., PhD (NUI)
Room 314, ext. 3791, 
Research interests: 
Nineteenth-Century Irish History;
Modern Anglo-Irish Relations: Irish Nationalism and British Democracy;
Soldiers as Workers in Britain's Imperial Century;
British Imperial Historiography;
Party Politics and Political Radicalism in Nineteenth-Century Britain;
Victorian Society;
The Irish in Colonial Australasia.
Dr. Niall Ó CiosáinB.A. (Dub.), Ph.D. (Eur.Univ.Inst.)
Adult Education Officer 
Room 410, ext. 3019, 
Research interests: 
Popular Literacy and Education in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Europe;
Literacy and Language Shift in Ireland,
Britain and France; History of the Book,
particularly Cheap Publishing;
State Publications in the Nineteenth Century
The Great Irish Famine.
Prof Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.(NUI), MRIA  
Room 402, ext. 2697,  
Research interests: 
Culture, Politics and Society in Early Medieval Ireland and Europe;
The End of the Roman Empire and the Rise of the Barbarian Kingdoms;
Literacy and Manuscript Culture in Early Medieval Ireland and Europe;
The History of Computus in Late Antiquity;
The History of Traditional Singing in Ireland;
The Irish Cultural Revival, c. 1890-1916.
Dr. Kevin O' Sullivan B.A., Ph.D. (Dub.) 
Director of B.A. in History and Globalisation Studies
Room 413, ext. 3625, 
Research interests: 
History of Globalisation;
Contemporary Irish History;
Non-Governmental Organisations;
Humanitarianism, Aid and Development;
Global History;
Contemporary Irish History;
Modern African History.

 Emeritus Professors

Professor Steven Ellis

Professor Nicholas Canny

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh