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Doris Bergen

Holocaust Education Ireland’s Holocaust Memorial Lecture for 2024 was given by Prof. Doris L. Bergen from University of Toronto. A podcast of her lecture – “The Holocaust as World History” – is now available on History Hub.

The Holocaust as World History

As part of their schedule of commemorative events in 2024, Holocaust Education Ireland invited Prof. Doris L. Bergen (University of Toronto) to give a paper – “The Holocaust as World History” – on 7 February at Trinity College Dublin. A podcast of her lecture is now available on History Hub.

Doris Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Bergen was part of the team that designed the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. Before coming to the University of Toronto in 2007, she held positions at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Vermont, and she has been a visiting professor in Jena, Warsaw, Pristina, and Tuzla.

She is the author of three books: Between God and Hitler: Military Chaplains in Nazi Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2023); War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Rowman & Littlefield, 3rd edition 2016); and Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (University of North Carolina Press, 1996). Bergen is also the editor of Alltag im Holocaust: Jüdisches Leben im Großdeutschen Reich, with Andrea Löw and Anna Hájková, (Oldenbourg, 2013); Lessons and Legacies VIII: From Generation to Generation (Northwestern University Press, 2008); and The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.)

Holocaust Education Ireland

Holocaust Education Ireland is the independent and non-profit organisation which aims to educate and inform about the Holocaust and its consequences. History Hub has recorded several Holocaust Education Ireland events, including lectures by Mark Jones, Anna Hajkova and Roger Moorhouse. These lectures are available to podcast on our channels on Spotify, Apple and Soundcloud.

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

In this episode, a recording of a paper – ‘”Éire Saor agus Gaelach?”: The Military Service Pensions Collection and the Irish language’ – 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’.

women and the Irish constitution roundtable at UCD

Women and the Irish Constitution: a roundtable discussion

‘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.

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‘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.

Open and Lifelong Learning History Courses

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