‘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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The UCD War List and Roll of Honour, an Armistice Centenary

The First World War broke out at a time when the university was still in its infancy. In total, 116 students joined up during the war. At the time, the university had an enrolment of around 700 students, of whom 500 were eligible for service. This was by no means an insignificant absence in the corridors of Earlsfort Terrace. Read 'The UCD War List and Roll of Honour, an Armistice Centenary' by Dr Conor Mulvagh.

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Diarmaid Ferriter

On the Edge: Ireland’s Off-shore Islands: a Modern History

The islands off the coast of Ireland have long been a source of fascination. Seen as repositories of an ancient Irish culture and the epitome of Irish romanticism, they have attracted generations of scholars, artists and filmmakers, from James Joyce to Robert O'Flaherty, looking for a way of life uncontaminated by modernity or materialism.

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