Universities Ireland 2017 History Bursaries

Applications are now being accepted for the Universities Ireland 2017 History Bursary. Universities Ireland is offering four bursaries to students undertaking post-graduate study on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland. Applications in 2017 will be particularly welcome from students undertaking work on the impact of the events in 1917 on this island.

The closing date for applications to this bursary will be Thursday 4th May.

 Please visit the following link for further information:  http://universitiesireland.ie/history-bursary/

2017 Edward Phelan Lecture

The third annual Edward Phelan Lecture will be delivered by Professor Mary Daly (President, Royal Irish Academy) on ‘Women at Work: the role of the Irish Labour Organisation’. The lecture will be held in the College Hall, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 at 6:30pm.

Edward Phelan Lecture Cover Photo

RSVP: The Registrar, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel. 01 439 2424 Email: registrar@nui.ie

Guests are requested to be seated by 6.15 p.m.

Full details can be found on the National University of Ireland website here.

UCD Distinguished Lecture Series 2016/17

The next UCD Distinguished Lecture is titled ‘Historical and Policy Perspectives on Gender’. It is by Professor Laura Lee Downs (European university Institute, Florence) and is titled ‘”La piu serena italianizzazione?” Social Action and Nationalist Politics on the Giulian Linguistic Frontier, 1919-1978’.

It will take place at the Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD on 8 February at 5.30pm.

WHAI/IHS Publication Prize 2017

The Women’s History Association of Ireland has teamed up with Irish Historical Studies to sponsor a prize of €250 for best article in Irish women’s or gender history. Submission of 9000 word articles (including footnotes) to WHAIIHSpublicationprize@gmail.com by Sunday 30 April 2017.

Full details of the prize can be found here.

CFP: Southern Irish Loyalism in Context

CFP: Southern Irish Loyalism in Context, 21-22 July 2017 Maynooth University

Organisers invite interested parties to submit a 300 word abstract and short biography (no more than 100 words) to Dr Brian Hughes at southernirishloyalists@gmail.com by 30 April 2017.

Please find the full CFP here.

IIS at QUB Spring Seminar Series

The Institute of Irish Studies has launched its Spring 2017 Seminar Series. Lectures take place on Mondays at 4:30 pm in the Seminar Room, Institute of Irish Studies, 8 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast.

The next lecture is on Monday, 13 February 2017 and is given by Aglaia De Angeli (History) on ‘A republic for China and Ireland: a new beginning, 1911-22’.

The full programme can be found here.

Vacancies on IMC Board

Stateboards.ie is currently advertising vacancies on the board of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. They are looking for archivists, genealogists and historians. If anyone is interested in applying, the full details of the vacancy can be found here.



Irish Historical Society/Women’s History Association of Ireland Lecture

The Irish Historical Society in association with the Women’s History Association of Ireland is hosting a special event to mark the publication last year of the Royal Historical Society’s report Gender Equality and Historians in UK Higher Education.

Professor Jo Fox (Durham) will give a paper entitled ‘Gender equality and historians in UK higher education’

A response will be given by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin) and the meeting will be chaired by Dr John Bowman (historian and broadcaster).

The event will take place on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 at 7pm in the Meeting Room, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Admission is free but advance booking is recommended since places are limited.