Research Seminar

 University of Galway History Seminar

Semester 1, 2023-24 

Seminars convene at 4.00pm in Room G010, Hardiman Research Building, and will be in-person & streamed simultaneously via Zoom, unless otherwise stated. 

6 September 2023     Dr Katherine Tycz (University of Galway)

Documenting the history of popular religious print in Early Modern Italy: Printed prayers, c.1460-1660
Organised in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Religion, Moore Institute.


13 September 2023    Dr Maurice Casey (Queen’s University Belfast)

***via Zoom***         Edward Carpenter’s Irish world: Socialism, spiritualism and queer sexuality in Ireland, 1890s-1920s


20 September 2023   No seminar

27 September 2023   Symposium – A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish

***note: 3.00pm***   Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands
Participants: Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald (University College Dublin), Professor Peter Gray (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr Róisín Healy (University of Galway), Professor Breandán MacSuibhne (University of Galway), Dr Niall Ó Ciosáin (University of Galway), Dr John Cunningham (University of Galway), Dr Aoife O’Leary-McNeice (University of Exeter).

Organised by the Centre for the Investigation of Transnational Encounters (CITE), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin. To be followed at 5.30pm by the launch of an exhibition on Strzelecki in the Hardiman Research Building, University of Galway.

**NOTE change of time for this event: 3.00pm**

4 October 2023          Dr Merve Doğan Kader (Biruni University)

                                    Ireland in the Ottoman Press, 1914-1918


11 October 2023         Professor Gary Murphy (Dublin City University)

                                    Writing Haughey: Ethics and dilemmas in political biography


18 October 2023        Dr Richard McMahon (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick) and Dr Niall Whelehan (University of Strathclyde)

‘Hurry, hurry, over the waves’: Songs, the sea and the

(re-)interpretation of nineteenth-century history


25 October 2023        Dr Anna Gasperini (University of Galway)

“How should I raise and care for my child?” – Early child health writing for a general audience in Europe (1850-1914)


1 November 2023       Dr Jay Roszman (University College Cork)

The Irish face of British politics: Agrarian “outrages”, propaganda, and reform 1830-1845


8 November 2023      Dr Eavan Ó Dochartaigh (University of Galway)

Finding Sophie: Tracing and returning a Greenlandic woman through the archives of exploration


15 November 2023     Dr Tomás Irish (Swansea University)

***via Zoom***         Feeding the mind: Humanitarianism and the reconstruction of European intellectual life after the First World War


22 November 2023    No seminar


All are welcome to attend. Presentations will run for approximately 35-40 minutes, followed by time for discussion. For details on how to register for the Zoom link, please check the History Department Twitter feed ( or contact Dr Kevin O’Sullivan