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UCD Centre for War Studies

Founded in 2008, the UCD Centre for War Studies promotes a wide range of international research activities focused on the origins, nature, and consequences of all war-related violence from ancient times to the present day.

An interdisciplinary academic research centre based at University College Dublin, the Centre for War Studies aims to develop new research projects in partnership with other research institutions around the globe. Since its foundation, the Centre has attracted research grants from various national and international agencies such as the Irish Research Council (IRC), the European Research Council (ERC) and the Gerda-Henkel Foundation in Germany. We have also hosted a number of Marie Curie Actions.

The Centre builds upon the existing research interests of a substantial number of staff members in the schools of History, Sociology, and Politics and also serves as a forum for graduate students and early career researchers working on the history of war and interpersonal violence. The Centre prides itself on its international complexion and past and current postodctoral fellows and PhD students have come from the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Argentina, Australia, Germany, Lithuania, Serbia, the US and the UK, Spain, Italy and Russia. The Centre currently hosts seven funded postdoctoral researchers.


We would like to thank the (opens in a new window)Imperial War Museum(opens in a new window)National Library of Ireland, (opens in a new window)Agence France-Presse and (opens in a new window)Museum Centre Vapriikki for their kind permission to use their images on this website. Please note that these images may not be copied without the prior permission of the IWM, NLI, AFP or MCV.

UCD Centre for War Studies

School of History and Archives,, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8608