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Dr. Patrick Anthony awarded the Maurice J. Bric Medal of Excellence

Dr. Patrick Anthony Awarded Maurice J. Bric Medal for Excellence

Dr. Patrick AnthonyThe Irish Research Council (IRC) has announced the four early-career researchers who have been awarded ‘Medals of Excellence’ for this year. These Medals recognise excellence in the 2023 Government of Ireland postgraduate and postdoctoral funding calls run by the IRC across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UCD School of History's Dr. Patrick Anthony has been awarded the Maurice J. Bric Medal of Excellence for being the top-ranked postdoctoral researcher in the arts, humanities and social sciences category.

Dr Anthony’s work focuses on the relationship between climate science and colonial violence, offering a comprehensive study of knowledge production through conquest and land expropriation. Discussing the importance of his research, Dr Anthony said: “I study the history of colonialism and climate change because they aren’t just history — these are on-going processes. I am inspired by courageous young activists who say there can be no climate justice if there is no end to colonisation and occupation. And by explaining their interrelation through the medium of history, I want to play a small part in making a more empathetic world.”