The Irish Association of Professional Historians draws together scholars from a wide range of historical fields and practices. Founded in 2013, IAPH encourages research, debate, and collegiality, supporting members with opportunities for developing expertise and promoting their work.
IAPH acknowledges that the study and understanding of history takes many forms and is practiced across a range of professions. Our membership includes academics, but also encompasses archivists, postgraduates, consultants, and librarians, among others.
Likewise, the we understand the study of history as multidisciplinary, and our members span a diversity of fields, ranging from traditional historical subjects, but also including areas such as the history of visual culture, historical geography, and social and cultural history.
Binding them together is our commitment to excellence in historical research and the encouragement of the study of the past among professionals and the general public.
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Brian is a historian of early twentieth century with a particular interest in the Irish Revolution and its aftermaths. He is a lecturer in the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. His publications include Defying the IRA? Intimidation, Coercion, and Communities During the Irish Revolution (Liverpool, 2016) and (with Conor Morrissey, eds) Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949 (Liverpool, 2020).
SinĂ©ad was awarded a DLitt by publication by the NUI (2019).Â She has written several monographs, art catalogues, film scripts, articles and chapters as well as podcasts and online content. Since 2015 she has worked on the Government Decades of Centenaries Programme leading on the Women’s Strand, currently she is Curator of Mna100.ie.
Paul is a graduate of University College Dublin and Queenâ€™s University Belfast, where he completed his doctorate in 2014. He is the author of The Crimean War and Irish Society (2015) and has produced over a dozen works on British military and society in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is the co-ordinator of both the Military Welfare History Network and the International Network for Crimean War Studies and is a Research Project Manager at UCD.
SĂobhra Aiken is a lecturer in the Department of Irish and Celtic Studies at Queenâ€™s University Belfast and has published widely on the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Ireland. A former Fulbright Scholar, her publications include the monographÂ Spiritual Wounds: Trauma, Testimony and the Irish Civil WarÂ (Irish Academic Press, 2022) and the edited volumesÂ The Men Will Talk to Me: Ernie Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s Interviews with the Northern DivisionsÂ (Merrion Press, 2018) andÂ An Chuid Eile DĂom FĂ©in: AistĂ le MĂˇirtĂn Ă“ DireĂˇinÂ (ClĂł Iar-Chonnacht, 2018). She is the 2022 O’Donnell Fellow at the University of Melbourne and is currently researching the emigration of Irish revolutionaries to Australia.
Martin teaches modern British and Irish history at the University of Sheffield. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Galway and has subsequently held appointments at the National Library of Ireland, University of Limerick, and Northumbria University. His book, The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949, won the 2021 NUI Publication Prize in Irish History.
Conor is Lecturer in the School of Sport at Ulster University. His research interests are in health, popular culture, food, and sport.
Kiara is a PhD student and former Departmental Assistant in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She is researching Guinnessâ€™s Brewery during the First World War, and is specifically looking at the workings of the Brewery and its employees. Her research also addresses how the Brewery helped its employees during this traumatic time. Kiaraâ€™s CD-ROM, First World War Irish Soldiers-Their Final Testament was published by Eneclann in 2008. Part of this database was used by the National Archives of Ireland for their website. Kiara also used this database for her MA in the History of the Family in the University of Limerick. For her dissertation she researched a sample of First World War Irish Soldiers married as well as single under the themes, religion, class, economics, gender, and politics.
Tanya Higgins-Carey holds a BA from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She is currently researching a PhD in History of Medicine with a particular interest in Charitable Hospitals- finance, management, governance and nursing education and Maternity Care- the early evolution of clinical birthing practices, medical advancements in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and Womenâ€™s Health. Tanya was awarded funding for her research from Mary Immaculate College, where is currently employed as a Tutor. She is an Early Career Member with the Royal Historical Society and sits on the Executive Committees of the Irish Association of Professional Historianâ€™s and the Womenâ€™s History Association of Ireland. She has convened several conferences and networking and outreach events and has presented her work widely, nationally and internationally.
Marie is currently a Researcher at the Royal Irish Academy. She was awarded a PhD in early modern history in 2012. Her publications include a monograph, Serving France Ireland and England: Ruvigny, earl of Galway 1648-1720 (Routledge, 2018) and articles on 18th century constitutional conflict, financial networks, Huguenots, and diplomacy.
Dr DĂłnal Hassett is a Lecturer in the French Department in University College Cork, specialising in colonial history. His first book, Mobilising Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939 appeared with Oxford University Press in 2019. He has published widely on the topics of veterancy in the colonial world, the commemoration of Empire, anti-colonialism in the interwar world, and historical connections between Algeria and Ireland.