‘Women and the Irish Constitution: a roundtable discussion’ took place on 13 February 2024 in UCD Humanities Institute. The panel included contributions from Dr Mary McAuliffe (UCD, chair) Prof. Caitriona Beaumont (London South Bank University), Associate Professor Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth University), Orla O’Connor (National Women’s Council), Prof. Lindsey Earner Byrne (Trinity College Dublin) and the Sutherland School of Law Poet in Residence, Julie Morrissy.
Tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina’s Escape
‘The Irish to the Rescue: the Tercentenary of the Polish Princess Clementina’s Escape’ was a seminar organised on the occasion of the tercentenary of the rescue of the Polish Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska from captivity in Innsbruck in April 1719 by a small group of Irish and French people in a most dramatic fashion.
The event, which was attended by President Michael D. Higgins, took place in Europe House in Dublin on 30 April 2019 and was generously sponsored by The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin; the Embassy of France in Ireland; the Alliance Française Dublin; Rathmines College of Further Education; The Technological University of Dublin; and Dublin City Council.
The story of the rescue itself was retold and complemented by perspectives from several historians.
The podcasts from the event are now available:
Professor Marian Lyons (Maynooth) – Opening remarks
Dr Eamonn Ó Ciardha (UU) – Irish Jacobites in early modern Europe: exile, adjustment and experience, 1691-1745
Dr Jarosław Pietrzak (Warsaw) – The Sobieski: Polish royal family in the history of Europe
Richard Maher (Rathmines College / TU Dublin) – The Rescue & Escape of Princess Maria Clementina Sobieska
Estelle Gittins (TCD) – Princess Clementina’s Marriage Certificate and other Jacobite ‘Relics’ in the Library of Trinity College Dublin
Professor Edward Corp (Université Toulouse) – Clementina Sobieska at the Jacobite Court: a Catholic Queen confronted by her husband’s Protestant favourites
Dr Declan Downey (UCD) – The Habsburg-Hanoverian Alliance and its perspective on the Stuart-Sobieska match
Dr Aneta Markuszewska (University of Warsaw) – Political allusions in musical compositions dedicated to James III Stuart and Maria Clementina Sobieska in 1719 Rome’. Followed by questions from the audience
‘Our shared built military heritage: the online mapping, inventorying and recording of the army barracks of Ireland, 1690-1921
Digital Cultures is one of the research themes for the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Research Strategy for 2020-2024. The strategy brings together and supports the combined research excellence from across the College’s Schools, Institutes, Centres and subject disciplines. As part of the Digital Cultures theme of the strategy, Dr Charles Ivar McGrath (UCD) and Dr Suzanne Forbes (Open University) gave a presentation entitled ‘Our shared built military heritage: the online mapping, inventorying and recording of the army barracks of Ireland, 1690-1921’. The presentation took place in January 2024 and focused on their work on the Army Barracks of Ireland project.
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To mark the date of the November Pogrom, Dr. Mark Jones gave a lecture – ‘1923: Hitler’s Breakthrough Year’ – in association with Holocaust Education Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. The lecture took place on Tuesday 7 November in Trinity College Dublin.