School Of History
I completed my PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2015, under the supervision of Professor David Fitzpatrick. My thesis examined the impact of the Great War on women in Ireland, 1914-1919. It was funded by the Irish Research Council. From 2015-2016 I held the research studentship in the National Library of Ireland where I catalogued the papers of Field Marshall Hugh Gough.
In 2016 I returned to Trinity College Dublin to take up a twelve month Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship with the primary purpose of producing publications from my PhD thesis. I also contributed to teaching and supervision on the MPhil in Modern Irish History and organised an international symposium on gender, citizenship and subjectivity in Ireland and Europe, 1917-1923. This was funded through an Irish Research Council New Foundations grant.
In summer 2017 I worked as a lecturer for IES Abroad in Dublin, delivering an undergraduate module on Irish history, 1798-1922.
In September 2017 I took up a teaching fellowship in University College Dublin where I currently lecture in medical history and social history in the School of History.
I have been a member of the Executive Committee of the Women's History Association of Ireland since 2015 and am currently its membership secretary. In October 2016 I organised the WHAI Writing Women's History symposium, held in association with the Irish Historical Society.
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2013.
Title: Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
| Year: 2016.
Title: Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
| Year: 2016.
Title: Irish Research Council New Foundations Award
|Association: Women's History Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Membership secretary|
|Association: Irish Association of Professional Historians, Function/Role: Member|
| Year 2016 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
| Year 2011 Institution: NUI Maynooth, IRL
Qualification: BA (Hons) Subject:
I consider public outreach and knowledge exchange activities to be very important for those working in historical research. I was an invited speaker at the Dublin Festival of History in 2014 and 2016, and the 2016 Belfast International Arts Festival. I have also been invited to present my research to local groups, libraries and museums across Ireland, as well as the 2016 plenary session of the British and Irish Parliamentary Assembly. I am committed to bringing historical research beyond the academy and creating opportunities to increase the impact of our research. For example, in July 2017 I delivered a workshop to primary school teachers in the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin on teaching the Irish Revolution. I have also acted in an advisory capacity to the Luton Irish Forum who are developing a seminar series on Women and the First World War for their community. I have been interviewed for the national print and broadcast media in Ireland, including the RTE History Show and the Irish Independent, and contributed articles for Century Ireland and Revolutionary Papers. I also featured as an expert commentator in the National Library of Ireland World War I Exhibition and advised the curator on sourcing and selecting material for the exhibition relating to everyday life in 1917.
|Fionnuala Walsh (2017) 'Every human life is of national importance¿: The impact of the First World War on attitudes to maternal and infant health' In: David Durnin and Ian Miller (eds). Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914-1945. Manchester: Manchester University Press. , pp.15-30 [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Fionnuala Walsh (2017) 'We work with shells all day and night: Irish female munitions workers during the First World War'. Saothar, 42 :19-30. [Details]|
|Fionnuala Walsh (2013) 'The impact of the First World War on Celbridge, Co. Kildare' Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society 20 (3) :287-300. [Details]|
|Fionnuala Walsh (2016) 'Everyday life in 1916 Ireland' Revolutionary Papers 1 (4) . [Details]|
|Fionnuala Walsh (2018) 'Viscount Hugh Gough: An illustrious Irishman and controversial British military commander' History Ireland . [Details]|