Partition and Borders, UCD (May 2018) © Real Smart Media

Partitions and Borders

'Partitions and borders: a comparative and interdisciplinary conference' took place in UCD School of History in May 2018. Jointly organised by University College Dublin and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, this two-day international conference brought together scholars working on aspects of partition and border studies from multiple disciplines.

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‘File of newspaper cuttings relating to AIDS’, Irish Queer Archive Ms. 46,004/2 National Library of Ireland

Mother’s advice on condoms (Irish Press 1990)

In this month’s article for the ‘From the Archive’ series, MA in Public History graduate Jen Falgout examines a 1990 letter to The Irish Press newspaper from Mrs. P. O’Reilly, a veteran contraceptive rights campaigner. In her letter O’Reilly makes an impassioned intervention in support of the Irish Family Planning Association and loosening restrictions on condom sales.

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Stathis Kalyvas, Glenda Gilmore, Anne Dolan and Robert Gerwarth at Writing the History of Civil War in UCD History.

Writing the History of Civil War

On 12 October 2018 UCD Centre for War Studies invited some of the leading scholars of civil wars to UCD School of History to discuss their unique approaches to the subject. Taking part in the seminar were: Dr. Anne Dolan (Trinity), Professor Stathis Kalyvas (Oxford), and Professor Glenda Gilmore (Yale / UCD). The discussion was chaired by Professor Robert Gerwarth (UCD).

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UCD Arts and Humanities Annual Lecture with Linda Colley 1st Nov '18

Linda Colley: Constitutions Across Histories and Literatures

On 1 November 2018 Professor Colley visited University College Dublin to give the UCD Arts and Humanities Annual Lecture, in partnership with the School of History. In her lecture - 'Inscribing a Modern World: Constitutions Across Histories and Literatures' - Professor Colley examines the contagion and evolution of written constitutions throughout the world from the 17th Century right through to the present day...whilst exploring the adaptation needed for the future, in the new and constantly changing technological environment..

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