2024 IAPH AGM & Public Lecture

Join us for the 2024 IAPH AGM & Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday 2 April 2024

Venue: the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square S, Dublin 2, D02 X338



The 2024 IAPH AGM will take place at the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland at 6pm on 2 April 2024. This event will be a hybrid event (via Zoom), but the Committee encourages all Members to attend in person to participate in this annual and invaluable networking opportunity and to make their voice heard relative to the running, functions and activities of the Association.

This element of the evening is for IAPH Members only. For logistics please email ‘Attending AGM’ to info@irishhistorians.ie to book your seat.


Public Lecture

After the AGM, the 2024 annual Public Lecture will take place at the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and will run from 7.00-8.30pm.

This element of the evening is open to the general public and members, but booking is required. Simply email ‘Attending Public Lecture’ to info@irishhistorians.ie to book your seat.


Doing Digital History; Using Digital Tools workshop

Join us for a Workshop on ‘Doing Digital History and Using Digital Tools’

Our workshop is part of the IAPH’s 2024 virtual series and will take place online on Friday 5 April, 1600-1800hrs (Dublin time). This event will be hosted via Zoom.

  • Learn how to become a digital historian
  • Get top tips and advice finding and learning to use digital tools
  • Learn about the practicalities of utilising digital tools in your research projects
  • Hear about colleagues’ journeys, experiences and opinions about digital history

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Janine M. Hubai (US Army Center for Military History). Janine is a graduate of George Mason University’s dedicated digital history PhD programme.
  • Dr Erik B. Villard (US Army Center for Military History). Erik is a graduate of the University of Washington and a professional digital military historian.
  • Dr Jack Kavanagh (UCD). Jack is Kavanagh is a graduate of the Digital Humanities PhD programme at Maynooth University and is Ireland’s only professional digital historian.


To register for this event:

  • Members need only email info@irishhistorians.ie to register their place at this event.
  • Non-Members can book a ticket for the event via Eventbrite for just €10.

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Historians and the (Digital) Media

Join us for a Workshop on Historians and the (Digital) Media

Our workshop is part of the IAPH’s 2024 virtual series and will take place online on Tuesday February 20th, 16:00-17:30.

  • Get top tips and advice on podcasting history for wide audiences.
  • Learn about the practicalities of podcasting and other forms of digital dissemination of research.
  • Hear about colleagues’ experiences of multi-lingual media presentations of research.

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Bill Allison (Professor, Georgia Southern University. Bill is the co-host of the podcast Military Historians Are People Too!)
  • Dr Roxanne Panchasi (Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Roxanne was the longtime host of the podcast New Books in French Studies)
  • Dr Irial Glynn (Lecturer at UCD. Irial is the curator of the HistoryHub website and host of its eponymous podcast series).
  • Dr Barry Sheppard (Public Historian. Barry is the presenter of History Now on NVTV)
  • Dr Síobhra Aiken (Léachtóir le Gaeilge, Ollscoil na Banríona. Síobhra has experience of disseminating her work in English agus as Gaeilge across a range of media).

To register for this event please email: info@irishhistorians.ie

To register to become a member of the IAPH please visit our website: https://irishhistorians.ie/membership/

2024 Consultant Historian Workshop

We are excited to invite you to our Consultant Historian Workshop, a key event in our 2024 virtual series. This engaging workshop will be held on Monday, 5th February 2024 at 7pm via Zoom.

Event Highlights:
• Gain insights into the role of Consultant Historians in various fields.
• Engage in a roundtable discussion on the nuances of historical consultancy, exploring opportunities in media, heritage, and corporate sectors.
• Understand the business aspects of being a Consultant Historian, including client engagement, project management, and financial planning.
• Have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from experienced Consultant Historians.

Esteemed Guest Speakers:
• Mark Duncan, Consultant Historian and Media Advisor
• Francis Nolan, SFI-IRC Pathway Fellows at UCD School of History
• Marie Léoutre, Consultant Historian and Media Advisor.

Registration Details:
• To register for this unique event and receive the Zoom link, please email: info@irishhistorians.ie.
• To celebrate the launch of the 2024 events calendar, this event will be free to all Member and Non-Members. Further events in 2024 will only be free to IAPH Members.
• Interested in joining our community? Interested in free events? Visit our website for membership information: https://irishhistorians.ie/membership/

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your network, gain valuable insights, and
explore the diverse career pathways in the field of historical consultancy!

IAPH Bursaries 2024

The IAPH is pleased to announce the launch of its Members’ Bursaries scheme for 2024. 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. Three bursaries, valued at €1,000 each, will be offered for 2024.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 29 February 2024. The bursary should be used during the calendar year 2024. Further details about the scheme, eligibility, and selection as well as the application form, can be downloaded here: 2024_Application Form_IAPH Members’ Bursaries

Letter to Minister Martin from the IAPH Committee

We can also now report that back in August 2023, at the request of the membership, a letter was  sent to Minister Catherine Martin at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The correspondence outlined the case for a continuation of funding streams provided to historians and others in cognate disciplines during the Decade of Centenaries, and requesting a broadening of the scope and terms of these streams. No reply has yet been forthcoming, but should one be received, the membership will be informed.

The Association remains committed to voicing the concerns and interests of its members when and where requested and required.

IAPH Book Launch Support

Irish Association of Professional Historians: book launch support

Members of the Irish Association of Professional Historians in good standing are now entitled to apply for support with the organisation and hosting of a book launch event anywhere on the island of Ireland. This will be subject to applicants specifying event costs and support required in advance, so that IAPH Committee can give due consideration and assess available resources.

Sale and Return Books

The IAPH is happy to assist members in utilising the sale and return on books operated by certain publishers to make copies available for sale at the launch event. This means that the IAPH will purchase a number of books and transport them to the member’s home or work address or book launch venue, where they can be sold at the launch event.

IAPH will then organise for the return of any books not sold. In doing so, the IAPH is happy to undertake a small degree of administration and liaison with the publisher.

The recipient must commit to reimburse to the Association in a timely manner by the means dictated by the Association (e.g. PayPal, Bank Transfer) the cost price of any copies sold.


The IAPH is happy to provide a small bursary for refreshments for the event. This will be provided in the form of a full or partial reimbursement after the event and upon receipt of vouched expenses.

The IAPH will also advertise the book launch via the mailing list and social media profiles.

Terms and Conditions

Support from the IAPH is subject to the member agreeing to the following conditions:

  1. The IAPH pop-up banner is to be prominently displayed at the event
  2. The IAPH is to be acknowledged for its support during the event and on any web pages or social media posts related to the event
  3. The IAPH logo is to be displayed on any web pages and printed literature related to the event or on any slides used during the event

To apply for Book Launch Support, please complete the Application Form (two pages) and submit to info@irishhistorians.ie with the subject line ‘Book Launch Support’.

Applications will receive written confirmation of the decision of the Association and, if applicable, the maximum expenditure the IAPH is willing to cover. Applications should be submitted at least two months prior to the planned event, to facilitate review and both support planning and implementation.

IAPH Affiliation for Members

Members of the Irish Association of Professional Historians in good standing who do not have a current academic affiliation are now entitled to apply to use the IAPH as their primary academic affiliation. This may be used for job, grant, or other applications; for conferences and other speaking engagements; on publications and email signatures; or in any circumstance where the member feels it may be advantageous.

From the time of a successful application, entitlement to use the IAPH affiliation will apply for the period(s) covered by the members’ subscription fees. Entitlement will lapse on expiry of membership but can be renewed without subsequent application on payment of fees.

The IAPH reserves the right to formally request that any person found to be using the IAPH as their primary academic affiliation after their subscription fees have lapsed or deemed to be using it inappropriately to cease and desist in using the affiliation.

The Irish Association of Professional Historians takes no responsibility for any activities or views published or presented by a member who uses the affiliation. Any public declarations or utterances cannot be taken to represent the views of the Association.

To apply for affiliation rights, please complete the Application Form (which is found in the Members’ Area) and submit to info@irishhistorians.ie with the subject line ‘Affiliation’. Applications will receive written confirmation of the decision of the Association.