IAPH AGM 2022

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Association of Professional Historians will take place at 6pm on Friday 20 May 2022. The meeting will be held online.

Relevant documents and a Zoom link will be circulated to the IAPH mailing list in advance of the meeting, so make sure to keep an eye on your inboxes. We look forward to seeing you all then.

IAPH Bursary Winners 2022

The Irish Association of Professional Historians is delighted announce the winners of the 2022 Bursary scheme.

Dr Deirdre Ní Chonaile has been awarded a bursary to produce a bicentenary edition of the 1821 Aran census with historical and contemporary annotations by islanders.

Dr Conor Heffernan has been awarded a bursary towards the costs of a two-day conference on ‘Irish Sporting Lives’, to be hosted at Ulster University in November 2022.

Congratulations to Deirdre and Conor. We wish you all the very best with your projects. Details of the 2023 scheme will be released towards the end of the year.

IAPH Bursaries 2022

The IAPH is pleased to announce the launch of its Members’ Bursaries scheme for 2022. These bursaries are intended to support the Association’s members in their professional activities and may be used for a range of activities, such as the attendance of conferences outside the island of Ireland, publication expenses, or the costs associated with research trips. Bursaries may also be used for professional development activities/training and conference organisation. Two bursaries, valued at €500 each, will be offered for 2022.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 January 2022. The bursary should be used during the calendar year 2022. For more details regarding eligibility, and for an application form, please click: IAPH Members’ Bursaries, Application Form .

Building a Professional Profile: Research and Dissemination Seminar Series

Join us for a publishing workshop on 17 November 2021!

The first workshop in our new virtual seminar series about building a professional public profile will address academic publishing in the UK and Ireland. There will be a roundtable discussion about what publishers look for in a book proposal, and participants will have the opportunity to ask our panel about academic publishing.

Our guests will be Christabel Scaife of Liverpool University Press, Patrick O’Donoghue of Irish Academic Press, and Maria O’Donovan of Cork University Press.

Please note that this event is open to members only. To register please email info@irishhistorians.ie. To become a member, please go the the Membership page of this website.

The Archivist and the Historian: Common Challenges, Common Opportunities

Friday, 29 October 2021    10am-4pm 

A free online workshop organised by the Irish Association of Professional Historians, in conjunction with the School of History in UCD, and the support of the Archives and Records Association Ireland, the Irish Society of Archivists and the Offaly Historical and Archaeological Society.

This workshop will seek to examine the common challenges and common opportunities facing archivists and historians. It will also examine various aspects of the relationship between both professions. Among other things, the workshop will examine how the creation of archives can create histories, how people understand (and misunderstand) the archive, questions surrounding access to archives, archivists and historians’ perceptions of each other (and the need to overcome misperceptions), and finally the possibilities for greater co-operation between both professions.

Speakers and participants in the workshop include Virgina Teehan (CEO, the Heritage Council), Professors Catherine Cox and John McCafferty (UCD), Professor Lindsey Earner-Byrne (UCC), Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, Kieran Hoare and Dr Barry Houlihan (NUI Galway), Dr Neil Johnston (UK National Archives), Cecile Gordon (Irish Military Archives), Dr Ciarán Wallace (Beyond 2022 project, TCD) and Damien Burke (the Irish Jesuit Archives), Noelle Dowling (Dublin Diocesan Archives).

This online event is free. If you wish to be part of the audience for this event, however, you will need to register by clicking on the link HERE. Registration will be open from 20 September 2021,

The programme can also be seen on the Eventbrite page, and by clicking here: Programme archivist and the historian3

 

Writing Workshop on 24 September 2021

We are piloting a virtual writing group on Friday 24 September from 3-5pm. The group is intended to help your writing and publication goals, and to foster networking among historians. All are welcome, including IAPH members and non-members, but spaces are limited to twenty people. To register and for more information contact Ann Marie O’Brien at  annmarie.obrien@mu.ie. Hope to see you there!

Using Databases for Historical Research

On June 7th 2021, Dr Sam Gibbs of the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study at the University of London, presented IAPH members with a valuable workshop on the key considerations for structuring databases drawn from historical records. Dr Gibbs gave attendees a short but intensive introduction to the importance of formatting data types, relational databases, and how to think about standardising bodies of data for research purposes. It was a very useful and instructive day, and we would hope to have Dr Gibbs back for another workshop in the near future. Thanks to Kiara Gregory for organising the day.

IAPH Members’ Bursaries 2021

The IAPH is pleased to announce the launch of its Members’ Bursaries scheme for 2021. The bursary scheme is open to all members in good standing with the Association.

These bursaries are intended to support the Association’s members in their professional activities and may be used for a range of activities, such as attendance at conferences outside the island of Ireland, publication expenses, or the costs associated with research trips. Bursaries may also be used for professional development activities/training and conference organisation. Two bursaries, valued at €500 each, will be offered for 2021.

 

The deadline for applications is 8 January 2021. For more details regarding eligibility, and for application forms, please click here.

IAPH Members’ Bursaries 2020

The IAPH is pleased to announce the launch of its Members’ Bursaries scheme for 2020. These bursaries are intended to support the Association’s members in their professional activities and may be used for a range of activities, such as the attendance of conferences outside the island of Ireland, publication expenses, or the costs associated with research trips. Bursaries may also be used for professional development activities/training and conference organisation. Two bursaries, valued at €500 each, will be offered for 2020.

 

The deadline for applications is 6 January 2020. The bursary must be used during the calendar year 2020. For more details regarding eligibility, and for application forms, please click here.

Using Visual Materials as Historical References

Using Visual Materials as
Historical References

Date: Sat 12th October 2019

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Location: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, D02X338

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A limited number of places are available for this event

Sign up: Email info@iaph.ie to reserve a place

Both Members and non-members are asked to ensure they indicate their intention to attend by signing up

Deadline for sign up: 7th October 2019

This event is free to IAPH Members and €7 for non-Members.

Non-members will have the option of paying via PayPal beforehand, or on the day itself.

Tea, Coffee and refreshments to be provided

 

Can visual materials be historical references? Why should one use images in historical analysis, writings and presentations? What do they say that text does not? How might they, should they or can they be interpreted?

This event, to be held at the RSAI in Dublin, will be a three-hour workshop comprising two parts. The first being a short seminar, which will introduce the attendees to the concept of using visual materials as historical references; visual methodologies; compositions of images; and an introduction to conventions. This will be followed by a hands-on workshop where researchers can engage with their own research images and materials through various methodological perspectives.

The event will be facilitated by four art and visual culture historians from IADT and UCD. It is aimed at professional historians with limited or no experience using visual materials in their research, but we equally welcome more experienced researchers who are willing to further develop their skills and share their insights.

 

The day’s schedule will be as follows:

1000-1015 – Welcome (Dr Paul Huddie, IAPH Committee)

1015-1115 – Seminar: Using visual materials as historical references, this will comprise four segments:

  • Audiences (Dr Elaine Sisson, IADT);
  • Circulation (Dr Colleen Thomas, UCD);
  • Image (composition) (Dr Roisin Kennedy, UCD);
  • Production (Dr Sherra Murphy, IADT)

1115-1145 – Coffee Break

1145-1300 – Break-out sessions (Drs Sisson, Kennedy, Thomas and Murphy)