Research, Publications and Seminars

The School of History and Philosophy is extremely active in terms of researchMany in the School's staff are founders and constituent members of important research clusters -- among which the Centre for Investigation of Transnational Encounters (CITE), the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labor and Class (ICHLC), the Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies (CAMPS), all in the Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Centre for Bioethical Research and Analysis (COBRA) -- or they are collaborators of research centres such as the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS).

The School of History and Philosophy's staff is particularly active in terms of publication output. It has a strong record in the publication of peer-reviewed articles, and particularly in the publication of books, which are the most prestigious outlet in both History and Philosophy. Between 2010 and 2020, the staff in the two Departments of History and Philosophy has published 32 books,19 of which were authored research monographs, with presses including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Palgrave, Routledge, Brill, LSU, Bloomsbury, Manchester University Press, and others. For more information on publication output in History click here and Philosophy click here.

The School of History and Philosophy's staff is also very active in terms of organising and participating to major international conferences, both at NUI Galway and abroad, and several members of staff have received important grants and prestigious awards as a result of their research. Two current members of the School of History and Philosophy have been elected members of the Royal Irish Academy. The staff in both History and Philosophy is also actively engaged in mentoring Postgraduate Fellows on a number of different research topics, mostly through the IRC or the NUI schemes. Both Departments also maintain a weekly research seminar during the academic year.