• Ethics and Education (An interdisciplinary project between UCD School of Education, UCD School of Philosophy, UCD School of Politics and International Relations and UCD Sutherland School of Law), 2016-18; Funded by UCD (Education, Philosophy, SPIRE and LAW); Ethics and Education is an interdisciplinary project examining various ways in which ethical issues and ethical training enter the primary and secondary school curricula in Ireland and the UK. We aim to open a dialogue between disciplines, between countries and between the theoretical level and the concrete policy level. The project’s first workshop took place in UCD (Sutherland School of Law) on Friday September 23rd 2016. We were delighted to welcome as our speakers Professor Matthew Clayton (Warwick University). Dr Audrey Bryan (DCU) and Dr Jones Irwin (DCU).  (Contact Dr Aine Mahon aine.mahon@ucd.ie)
  • Sequestered: Loreto, the Green and 1916, 2016; Funded by the Irish Research Council; This is a Digital Humanities project, funded by the Irish Research Council, which has been completed as part of the Decade of Centenaries research programme for the IRC and UCD. The project examines the Convent Annals for Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, during Easter Week, 1916. The convent overlooked St Stephen’s Green, and the annals recount aspects of the Rising from the perspective of the nuns and pupils sequestered within the convent school. The outputs include a digital archive at UCD, and a digital exhibition in Google Cultural Institute, which is the first of its kind to explore schooling and historical documents in Ireland. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)
  • Nano Nagle, a Digital History Project, 2016-18; Funded by UCD Foundation/PBVMs.  This project examines the work of Nano Nagle and the earliest Presentation convent schools in Ireland. Using Digital Humanities tools, the research includes building an Open Access research resource, and bringing all the surviving letters of Nano Nagle into one digital collection based within the super-collection called Convent Collections, at UCD Digital Archive, which has been developed by Deirdre Raftery working with UCD Digital Library. The project is funded by UCD Foundation and by the Union of PBVMs.  The research includes funded support for graduate and post-doctoral research, and PhD applicants interested broadly in this area will be considered. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie
  • Convent Collections: a Super-Collection within UCD Digital Library, 2016; Funded by the Irish Research Council and UCD Foundation. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie
  • Imperial Habits, 2016-17; Funded by UCD College of Human Sciences. This project brings together three scholars representing New Zealand, Canada and Ireland, to develop a study of nineteenth-century women religious and education. The research is UCD College of Human Sciences. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)
  • Fulbright Scholar in the Humanities, Boston College, 2015, awarded to Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery; Funded by: Fulbright Foundation. This involved a semester of research in the USA, working on education and the Irish diaspora in the nineteenth century, with particular reference to convent schooling and the work of emigrant nuns. It was funded by the Fulbright Foundation. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)
  • Philosophy Ireland (A national network of researchers and teachers concerned with the advancement of Philosophy at all levels of Irish society), 2015-17; Funded by Educational Studies Association of Ireland; The ambition of Philosophy Ireland is to raise awareness about the educational significance of Philosophy, both as an evolving history of ideas and as a mode of thoughtful and creative inquiry. Among a number of initiatives in the Irish context, the network is interested in researching the pedagogical mode of “P4C” (Philosophy for Children), which foregrounds children’s voice and creative participation in the classroom space. The official launch of Philosophy Ireland took place on August 27th at the City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2. Our keynote speaker (and Philosophy Ireland patron) was Ms. Sabina Higgins. More info at our website www.philosophyireland.ie  (Contact Dr Aine Mahon aine.mahon@ucd.ie
  • The Irish Diaspora and Education, 2014; Funded by the Irish Research Council. The Irish diaspora in the nineteenth century was at the centre of this exploration of sources in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne). The main focus was on female pupils and women religious in convent schools, and the experience of women emigrants who either taught in those schools or made a significant contribution to education in Australia. Funded by: Irish Research Council. The research has generated new research opportunities for graduate researchers interested in working in this area under the supervision of Assoc. Professor Deirdre Raftery.
    (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)
  • CUSHWA Hibernian Research Award: Irish Women Religious and Education in Nineteenth-Century America, 2014; Funded by University of Notre Dame.  This research award was made by the CUSHWA Centre at the University of Notre Dame, and supported work on primary source materials concerning Irish nuns and education in nineteenth-century America. The research has generated new research opportunities for graduate and post-doctoral researchers interested in working in this area under the supervision of Assoc. Professor Deirdre Raftery, and can include internships/research opportunities in the USA. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)
  • Ireland-Canada Dobbin Research Award: Irish Women Religious and Education in Nineteenth-Century Canada, the Loretto Convents, 2014; Funded by the Ireland-Canada Foundation. This project represented another arm of the research on the education of the Irish diaspora that is an area of expertise within the School of Education. The research was undertaken in collaboration with the University of Toronto, and the IBVM Archives, Canada and North America.(Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)
  • A historical analysis of the experiences of being a female religious working in Catholic schools in Ireland, 1950-2008, 2009; Funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. (Contact Associate Professor Judith Harford judith.harford@ucd.ie
  • Gender and the Delivery of Junior Cycle History, 2004; Funded by the Department of Education and Science. This was a national survey, examining the delivery and assessment of the history curriculim at junior-cycle level in Ireland. The study included an analysis of textbooks, curriculum, and the construction and component parts of the junior cycle examinations. The research was funded by the Gender Equality Unit of the Department of Education and Science, and the research partner was Trinity College Dublin. (Contact Associate Professor Deirdre Raftery deirdre.raftery@ucd.ie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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