Events 2009/2010

Dé Céadaoin 24/03/2010 Wednesday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:00-20:00

Dr Daniel Kowalsky

Stalin’s invovement in the Spanish Civil WarDr Daniel Kowalsky (QUB) willl give a guest lecture on Stalin’s invovement in the Spanish Civil War. Dr Kowalsky is a specialist in 20th-century Spain and interwar diplomatic history, Dr Kowalsky thesis focused on Soviet involvement in the Spanish Civil War, and was awarded the American Historical Association’s Gutenberge Prize in 2001. The revised manuscript was recently published on both sides of the Atlantic: with Columbia University Press, and Editorial Crítica. He has published an anthology of new research on the Spanish Civil War for St. James Press and has begun researching and writing on fringe cinema during the democratic transition in Spain. In addition, Dr Kowalsky is the series editor for the Soviet volumes on British documents on foreign affairs. He is preparing a short volume entitled Decree and power, an expansion of his earlier work on Soviet intervention in the Spanish Civil War. In addition to his teaching and publication schedule, Dr Kowalsky is a regular participant in research seminars at Paris IV/Sorbonne, the Canada Blanch Centre/London School of Economics, the Casa Velazquez-Madrid, and the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in the United States. As a guest speaker, he has appeared at universities throughout Europe, North America, Africa and Oceania.

 

 

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Dé Céadaoin 03/02/2010 Wednesday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:00-20:00

Prof. Louis Vos (Leuven)

Nationalism in Belgium: Shifting Identities 1780-2000Louis Vos is Professor of Modern Political and Social-Cultural History at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His research focuses on the history of nationalism, in particular the Flemish movement, youth movements and student movements. His teaching also includes the History of Poland, about which he wrote, with Dr. Idesbald Goddeeris, a major history textbook in Dutch. With Kas Deprez he edited Nationalism in Belgium: Shifting Identities, 1780-1995 (Macmmillan, 1997) the only booklength introduction in English to the subject. From 1996 till 2001 he was the chairman of the History Department at the KU Leuven, where he is now member of the Board Social Facilities for students. From 1993 till 2005 he was President – and since then Vice-President – of the National Research Centre for the Study of War and Contemporary Society (Soma/Ceges) in Brussels. Since 2004 he is a Member of the Management Board of the Royal Museum of the Army (Brussels) and since 2006 also of the Board of Management of the Royal Library (Brussels). He is a member of the editorial board of Wetenschappelijke Tijdingen, a scientific review devoted to the history of Flemish nationalism. In 1990-91 he was a Visiting Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA) and in 1999-2000 an Extraordinary Professor of European Culture at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

 

    

 

 

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Déardaoin 28/01/2010 Thursday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:30-20:30

Prof. John Horne (TCD)

Charles De Gaulle and the Politics of Post-War France, 1945-70John Horne is Professor of Modern European History at Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath – Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Executive Board of the Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Mémorial de Verdun and the Liberty Memorial National World War One Museum in Kansas City. He is the author of nearly seventy chapters and articles, many relating to the history of war. His edited volume, State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War (Cambridge, 1997), has just appeared in Chinese (Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 2008). His study (with Alan Kramer), German Atrocities, 1914: A History of Denial(Yale, 2001) was translated into German (2003) and French (2005). He is currently editing the Blackwell Companion to the First World War.

 

     

 

 

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Céadaoin 20/01/10 Wednesday
Áras na Mac Léinn
10:00-17:00

SocsDay2

Seimeastar a dó bébé!Come along and help out at the Cumann Staire recruiting table for Societies’ Day II.
Filling the new Sciath´n Bailey Allen of Áras na Mac Léinn a vast selection of social clubs will be advertise their wares and seek new members. A crack team of CS faithful assemble to recruit and have the stolen sweeties powered craic – not to be missed, so come along and join in! M´laí tae ar reidh! Fís (mp4) de Duibhir agus Nóra ag cl´r&uacte; baill nua!

 

      

 

 

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Céadaoin 02/12/09 Wednesday
Salt House
20:30-23:30

Cóisir na Nollag

Annual CS PartyThe Cumann Staire always throws the biggest end of semester party and this Cóisir na Nollag – Christmas party will no different! I mbliana beidh an dream ón gcumainn Gearmánach agus Craic linn + the lovely people of FAD Soc; nó BAD.. Bia Agus Deoch! The venue is the Salt House pub ( Ardán na bhFiach / Raven Terrace) .. so a full evening’s entertainment of Gaelic Irish harp focused music, history talk and high-spirited craic. Bia agus deoch saor in aisce ar an Oíche!!!

 

     

 

 

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Céadaoin 02/12/09 Wednesday
Áras na Mac Léinn
14:00-15:00 + 19:00-20:00

Gaelic Harp Recital and Talk

Ann 7 Charlie HeymannAnn Heymann is today’s first Gaelic harper to approach the cláirseach idiomatically while applying rigorous historical and traditional standards. In 1974 she obtained a Cloghane Castle (Otway) replica and taught herself to play traditional music with long fingernails and a right-handed bass; opposite from modern practice. With husband Charlie Heymann as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Ann utilises a range of historical sources, including the Bunting, Robert ap Huw and píobaireachd manuscripts, to musically interpret bardic poetry, lament and Irish harp composition. Investigating a tonal disparity associated with the relatively short basses of the cláirseach’s medieval low-headed form, Ann followed clues contained within early Irish texts to discover that monofilament high carat gold and silver wire are not only feasible but actually give the instrument an exceptional voice. This will be a fascinating concert of Irish music and poetry from the 10th century right up to the time of the last of the harpers, including, of course, Carolan.
Ann performs a recital based on her research at 19:00 in the large acoustic room in Áras na Mac L&eaacute;inn on Wednesday while earlier in the day she presents a talk entitled ‘The Early Irish Harp, c. 800-1800; A Changing But Unbroken Tradition’ at 14:00 in the seminar room of the Martha Fox House. Note that this talk has a changed date and time as a result of the planned strike action by goverment employee trade unions.

 

    

 

 

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Céadaoin 25/11/09 Wednesday

Ar Ceal – Cancelled

Dr Deana Heath (TCD)

Film and History: The Approach of Indian Versus Western Cinema to Represent the PastDr Deana Heath is a Research Associate in the History Department of Trinity College Dublin and has research interests in South Asia and the British Empire; with a focus on obscenity and censorship, modernity and governmentality, communalism and violence, and Indian cinema. She earned her B.A. in English and History from the University of California, Berkeley (1992) and later recieved her Ph.D. in History at the same University (2003). She is currently seeking funding for her book entitled: Violence and Power in Colonial and Postcolonial India and she is soon to begin work on From the Postcolonial to the Global: Indian Cinema and Global Modernity. She is a member of the American Historical Association, the Association for Asian Studies , the World History Association, and the British Association for South Asian Studies. Some of her publications are: Obscenity, Empire and Global Networks (2008) andModernity and Social Justice in Indian Popular Cinema (2009).

 

 

 

 

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Céadaoin 11/11/09 Wednesday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:00-20:00

Prof. Stephen Mennell (UCD)

The European Civilising ProcessHe earned his BA and MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge (England) and his Doctorate at the University of Amsterdam. He was also a Frank Knox memorial fellow (1966-67) at Harvard University, Boston. In 2004 he was also awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of Cambridge. Before joining University College Dublin in 1993 he was a Professor of Sociology at Monash University in Australia. Just some of his publications include: The Norbert Elias Reader (1991), with Johan Goudsblom;All Manners of Food: Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present(1995); Norbert Elias: An Introduction (1998); Alexis de Tocqueville: Tentang Revolusi, Demockrasi, dan Masyarakat (2005), edited with John Stone; The American Civilizing Process (2007).

 

      

 

 

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Céadaoin 04/11/09 Wednesday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:00-20:00

Dr Allan Blackstock (UU)

A union of Orange and Green? Popular protest in the rural weaving districts of pre-famine UlsterDr Allan Blackstock was born in Béal Feirste where, after a working in industry, he entered third-level education as a mature student. After graduation, he worked for a period as an archivist in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and has also provided historical consultancy for various museums. He taught at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in the School of Modern History and the Institute of Irish Studies before joining the University of Ulster in 2002. In 2001 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in 2006 to the editorial board of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. He has recently published An Ascendancy Army: The Irish Yeomanry, 1796-1834 (1998), Double Traitors: the Belfast Volunteers and Yeomen, 1778-1828 (2000), Loyalism in Ireland, 1789-1829 (2007).

 

     

 

 

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Aoine 30/10/09 Friday
The Oslo (Bóthar Na Trá)
21:00-00:30

Cóisir na Samhna

Come celebrate our ancient festival of Samhain (halloween)!The Cumann Staire in association with the Celtic Heritage Soc, the German Soc and the Cumann Craic has organised the monster of all Samhain parties at Gaillimh’s newest pub. The Oslo pub is located near the sea front in B&oaacute;thar Na Trá – Salthill and is the city’s first microbrewery pub (Galway Advertiser article). Free drink and finger food on the night so get there early in your best scary outfits!

 

  
 

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Déardaoin 29/10/09 Thursday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:00-20:00

Dr Finola Doyle-O’Neill (UCC)

The Reluctant Revolutionary: Gay Byrne and social change in IrelandDr Doyle-O’Neill holds a Doctorate in Irish Media and lectures in Irish film and media history at Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh (UCC). She is a former columnist with the Irish Examiner and Southern Star newspapers. She has acted as film consultant on the US, CBS produced series The Emeralds of Hollywood, and on the RTÉ series, Secret History. She is a Board member of HETAC(Higher Education and Training Awards Council), the National College of Art and Design and Cork Film Festival. Some of her publications are: Media Skills for TeenagersTalking History: Gay Byrne and the shaping of Popular Culture in Ireland 1962-1999.

 

    

 

 

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Céadaoin 07/10/09 Wednesday
léachtlann Siobhán Mac Kenna
19:00-20:00

Prof. Stuart Carroll (York)

The Rise and Fall of the Franco-British EmpireProfessor Stuart Carroll is a Professor in early modern history at the University of York, England. He has wide interests in the social, cultural and political history of France from the mid fifteenth to the mid seventeenth century. He began research work on political culture during the Wars of Religion and particularly on the interface between noble followings and popular religious mentalities. More recently he has published a major book on violence in early modern France. He is a two-time winner of Nancy Roelker prize for the best article published in English in early modern France. Some of his publications are: Noble Power during the French Wars of Religion, the Guise Affinity and the Catholic Cause in Normandy(1998); Blood and Violence in Early Modern France (2006) and Martyrs and Murderers, The Guise Family and the Making of Europe (2009).

 

     

 

 

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curtha ar ceal
léachtlann –
postponed

Dr Tvrtko Jakovina (Zagreb)

Cold War PoliticsDr Tvrtko Jakovina is an Assistant Professor in the Deparment of History (Faculty of Philosophy) at the University of Zagreb (An Chróit). He has also lectured at the London School of Economics and has many publications to his name. His main areas of expertise are Croatian history in the 20th century and the role of Yugoslavia and the Non-Alligned States in the Cold War. His recent publications include: Američki komunistički saveznik: Hrvati, Titova Jugoslavija i Sjedinjene Američke Države, 1945 -1955 (2003);Socijalizam na američkoj pšenici, 1948-1963 (2002) and ‘Yugoslavs at the Paris Peace Conference and the legacy of the First World War’ in Crossroads of European Histories (2006).

 

   

 

 

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Máirt 29/09/09 Tuesday
Túr 1 seomra 316 – Tower 1 room 316
19:00-19:39

Bualadh le chéile

Get to know each otherAn Cumann Staire rolls forward on this year’s campaign for world domination with a “Meet, greet, wine and mystery” get-together to chat about the upcoming mystery trip plus table quizzes, trips and the chance to gain the coveted title of Ionadaí don Chéad Bhliain – Cumann Staire First Year Rep! Beidh cúpla gloine fíon thart agus tá muid deas cairdiúil 😉

 

 

 

 

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Céadaoin 16/09/09 Wednesday
léachtlann Áras Uí Chathail
19:00-20:00

Prof. Bruce Campbell (QUB)

Physical shocks, biological hazards, and human impacts:
the crisis of the 14th century in Britain and Ireland
Professor Campbell is Professor of Medieval Economic History in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology of Queen’s University Belfast. His recent publications include: ‘Benchmarking medieval economic development: England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland circa 1290’, in The Economic History Review, vol. 61, no. 4 (2008); England on the eve of the Black Death: an atlas of lay lordship, land, and wealth, 1300-49, co-authored with K. Bartley (2006); ‘The land’, in M. Ormrod and R. Horrox, eds.,Social history of England, 1200-1500 (2006).

 

    

 

 

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