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Siobhra Aiken, lecturer in Queen's University Belfast

Dr Síobhra Aiken’s talk, which was recorded at the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh seminar series in UCD School of History on November 10 2023, was entitled: ‘”Éire Saor agus Gaelach?”: The Military Service Pensions Collection and the Irish language’. It is now available to podcast on History Hub.

‘"Éire Saor agus Gaelach?": The Military Service Pensions Collection and the Irish language’

In this episode of History Hub’s podcast series, a recording of a paper by Dr Síobhra Aiken from Queen’s University Belfast.

The paper was part of UCD School of History’s Mícheál Ó Cléirigh seminar series, in collaboration with the UCD Decade of Centenaries project ‘Everyday Life In The Irish Revolution’ which is run by UCD’s Dr Fionnuala Walsh.

Dr Aiken’s talk, which was recorded on November 10 2023, was entitled: ‘”Éire Saor agus Gaelach?”: The Military Service Pensions Collection and the Irish language’.

Síobhra Aiken

Síobhra Aiken joined the Department of Irish and Celtic Studies at Queen’s University Belfast in 2021. She graduated with a PhD in 2020 from the Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Adele Dalsimer Prize by the American Conference for Irish Studies in 2021.

Her first monograph, Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil War, was published in 2022 by Irish Academic Press. The book featured in the Times Literary Supplement‘s books of 2022 and was awarded the Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books in Language and Culture 2022 by the American Conference of Irish Studies (ACIS). Spiritual Wounds was also awarded the 2023 Whitfield prize from the Royal Historical Society; the Whitfield prize is awarded annually to the best first book in British or Irish history and is described as ‘one of the most sought after book prizes for early career historians’.

Military Service Pensions Collection

This extensive collection of pension and medal applications from veterans of the revolutionary period, and the administration and legislation files linked to the Pensions Board, comprise a unique and excellent resource for genealogists, students and academics alike. These files give unprecedented insight into this period and those involved.

Explore the Military Service Pensions Collection.

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