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TEN HISTORIES: 10 researchers explain 10 approaches to history in association with the Irish Research Council

6 October, 2018 @ 12:15 pm

What is history? How do we know what happened in the past? What are the most exciting current approaches to discovering our shared background? Ten early-career historians, funded by the Irish Research Council, tell a story from their current research. They will introduce the audience to their approach to history, and how it works. One presentation for each approach – from medievalism to imperial history, from geographic information systems to experimental archaeology, from social history to history of art and more. Expect to hear interesting history tales across many geographies, genres and eras – all in just five minutes each! The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland by supporting excellent researchers across all disciplines and career stages.

Find out more at http://research.ie

No booking required.  This event takes place over two sessions:

Session 1:  12.15-1pm

Experimental archaeology: Ben Elliott on A Favourite Axe to Grind: Differing perspectives on very old objects

Book history: Laura E. McCloskey on Early Medieval Irish Manuscripts: Understanding the Decoration in the Book of Kells

Social history–children’s history: Jamie Canavan on ‘Flotsam and jetsam of humanity’: Irish Foster Care Practices 1922-1970

Medievalism: Mary Boyle on Medieval Stories for Victorian Children

History of art: Kathryn Milligan on Picture This: History, Painting, the City

Session 2: 2.15-3pm

Spatial history: Martin Duffy on Computers can do that? GIS Approaches to History and Archaeology

Comparative theatre history: Zsuzsanna Balázs on Decentring Totalising Visions: Female Power Performance and Androgyny in Modern Irish and Italian Drama

Religious history–women’s history: Tracy Collins on The archaeology of female monasticism in medieval Ireland

History of language: Grace Attwood on Tracing the origin and development of ‘Obscure’ Latin in early medieval Ireland

Imperial and postcolonial history: Seán William Gannon on ‘India is Governed by Blackrock College and with a Cork Accent’: Irish Imperial Service in the Twentieth Century

Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. The Poddle Room doors open twenty minutes prior to event.

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6 October, 2018
12:15 pm
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