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Teaching Controversial Issues: History in the Classroom in the Decade of Centenaries

October 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The History Teachers’ Association of Ireland.

A panel discussion on the teaching of history ,North and South as we mark the centenary of key events such as the War of Independence; Partition; the Treaty negotiations and the Civil War. We will explore what role teachers of the curriculum play in dealing with controversial issues of divided loyalties and cultural identity in the classroom.


Professor Ciaran Brady MRIA- Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History and Historiography (TCD). Amongst his publications is ‘Interpreting Irish History-The Debate on Historical Revisionism’-Irish Academic Press.


Dr. Eamon Phoenix is a political historian, journalist and broadcaster. A former Principal Lecturer in History and Head of Lifelong Learning at Stranmillis University College (QUB), he was Research Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies, QUB. He is a member of the Taoiseach’s Expert Advisory Committee on Commemorations and a daily columnist for the Irish News. His books include Northern Nationalism: Nationalist Politics, Partition and the Catholic Minority in Northern Ireland 1890-1940 and Conflicts in the North of Ireland 1900-2000.

Aindriú Mac an Rí is a teacher of History and English in Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan. He has presented on the teaching of History at Junior Cycle at the HTAI National Conference and, more recently, in online workshops. He has recently created a number of history resources for teachers for the Irish Independent and COGG (An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta) and is currently working on a textbook for Folens for Junior Cycle history, to be published in 2022.

Deirdre Mac Mathúna is PRO of the History Teachers’ Association of Ireland. She taught history for over 30yrs at Dominican College Muckross Park,Dublin. She has published articles on’ History and Education’ for the journals Stair and History Ireland, as well as features for the Irish Times and Irish Independent. She has participated on panel discussions for The History Show,The Book Programme(RTE) , History Ireland Hedge School and the RDS Library Speakers series ‘History: Why it Matters. How we remember, forget, commemorate’ chaired by Dr. John Bowman.



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