ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-14

SEMESTER 2
UCD Seminar
17 January

Ireland and the Second World War

Dr Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope University)

Dr Evans holds a BA (1st hons.) from the University of Warwick and an MA and PhD from the National University of Ireland. After researching and teaching for a number of years at the Humanities Institute of Ireland and School of History & Archives, University College Dublin, he joined Liverpool Hope in 2011.

The Ustaše and Ireland after 1945

Dr Michael Kennedy (Royal Irish Academy)

Dr Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy sereis, of which volumes VIII (1945-48) will be published later this year. Previously, he lectured in Modern and Irish History at Queens' University Belfast. He received a PhD from University College DUblin.

Time: Friday at 4:00 PM

Venue: UCD School of Hisotry & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Book Launch & Lecture
21 January

Launch of Julia Eichenberg and John Paul Newman's (eds.), The Great War and Veteran's Internationalism

Prof. Patricia Clavin of Oxford University will launch the new book of two former UCD postdoctoral fellows, Julia Eichenberg and John Paul Newman (eds.) The Great War and Veteran's Internationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Book Launch: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Venue: Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD

21 January

To Talk Peace in the Parables of War: the League of Nations after World War One

Prof. Patricia Clavin (Oxford Univeristy College)

Patricia Clavin is Professor of International History at Jesus College Oxford. In 2008-09, she held the British Academy ‘Thank-Offering-To-Britain’ Senior Research Fellowship. She is also a member of the Board of the Modern European History Research Centre (MEHRC), and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Lecture: 7:00pm

Venue: Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD

TCD Seminar
23 January

The Hope for Unification and the Fear of Disntegration: the Effect of Multilingualism in the Habsburg Army (1868-1918)

Dr Tamara Scheer (Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institut for Social Science History in Vienna)

Tamara Scheer currently holds a Hertha-Firnberg Grant (FWF) and is doing research on the Language Question of the Habsburg Army (1868–1914). She studied History in Vienna and did her doctoral thesis on the Habsburg War Surveillance Office during the First World War. She has taught at the University of Vienna since 2009. From 2010 to 2012 she held ÖAD postdoc grant funding at the Andrássy University in Budapest on the Austro-Hungarian presence in Sandjak Novipazar (1879-1908). In January 2014 she will be visiting scholar at the Centre for War Studies (Trinity College Dublin).

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Provost's Stables Seminar Room

UCD Seminar
5 February

Annual Austrian History Lecture: Political Violence in Interwar Austria

Prof. Gerhard Botz (University of Vienna)

Gerhard Botz is the Professor Emeritus for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute. He has published widely on the history of Austria between 1918 and 1945. This event is kindly supported by the Austrian Embassy.

Time: Wednesday at 4:00pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K114

TCD / UCD Workshop
6 February

The Falklands/Malvinas War of 1982: Politics and Experiences

Jimmy Burns (Author/Journalist); The Falklands War: A View from the Front

Dr Aaron Donaghy (UCD); The British Government and the Falkland Islands, 1974-79

Ezekiel Mercau (UCD/Copenhangen); The Falklands War: Imperial Atavism

Time: 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Venue: Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre in the Trinity Long Room Hub

TCD Lecture
18 February

Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Being Jewish in World War Two France

Dr Renée Poznanski (Ben-Gurion University)

Renée Poznanski is the Yaakov and Poria Avnon Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University (Beer Sheva, Israel), which she has created and headed for several years. She was born and studied in France, graduated from the Sorbonne and the Institute of Political Science (in Paris); and has published many articles on the Shoah in France.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Arts Building, Burke Theatre

UCD Seminar
20 February

Legacies of Nazi persecution: The continuing significance of Nazi concentration camps after 1945

Prof. Mary Fulbrook (University College London)

Mary Fulbrook is Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, Professor of German History and Director of the European Institute at University College London. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, as an undergraduate, and at Harvard University, where she did her MA and PhD; she has also held a Harvard Center for European Studies Krupp Fellowship at the LSE, and a Lady Margaret Research Fellowship at New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), Cambridge. 

The World of Camps. The "Success Story" of an Institution

Prof. Alan Kramer (Trinity College Dublin)

Alan Kramer is Professor of European History at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests are the history of Continental Europe in the era of the two world wars, especially focusing on the analysis of military and political violence, the relationship between armed forces and civilians/non-combatants, war crimes, prisoners of war, occupations, and blockades and economic warfare, in Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. During the last two decades he has been at the forefront of the development of the cultural history of the First World War.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Seminar
25 February

Towards the Concept of Genocide (1915-1948): Raphael Lemkin and the Extermination of the Ottoman Armenians

Prof. Annette Becker (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)

Annette Becker is a Professor of Contemporary History at Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. She has written extensively on the two World Wars and the extreme violence they nurtured, with an emphasis on military occupations and the genocides against the Armenians and the Holocaust. She has devoted research to humanitarian politics, trauma and memories, particularly among intellectuals and artists.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Trinity Long Room Hub, Hoey Theatre

UCD Seminar
6 March

The Italian Army in Russia, 1941-43

Prof. Gustavo Corni (University of Trento)

Gustavo Corni is Professor for Contemporary History at the University of Trento and has held visiting fellowships by the Humboldt Foundation (1992) and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (1999). In 2008/9, he was a visiting fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study. He has published widely on modern German history, notably on National Socialism in a comparative context, and the Second World War more generally. In a forthcoming book, Prof. Corni explores competing narratives of the Second World War’s Eastern front after 1945 in Italy and in the two Germanies.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Seminar
13 March

Hitler as Military Commander: Operations in Southern Russia in 1942

Dr Alan Donohoe (Trinity College Dublin)

Alan Donohoe is currently researching his PhD thesis at TCD. Alan received a BA in Germanic Languages at TCD and an MA in Translation Studies at DCU before obtaining an MA in Military History at the University of Leeds. He is particularly interested in the German-Soviet conflict during the Second World War, especially Hitler’s influence on German strategy and operations.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Provost's Stables Seminar Room

UCD Seminar
20 March

The Irish Revolutionary Generation

Prof. Roy Foster (University of Oxford)

Roy Foster is the Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College Oxford and has written widely on Irish history, society and politics in the modern period, as well as on Victorian high politics and culture; the authorised biography of Yeats; Ireland in the late 20th Century; and currently the Irish revolutionary generation of 1890-1920, subject of his 2012 Ford Lectures, and a forthcoming book (2014). He is also a well known broadcaster, cultural commentator and critic.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Seminar & Lecture
27 March

War and Martyrdom in the Twentieth Century

Prof. Jay Winter (Yale University)

Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University. He received his B.A. from Columbia, his PhD from Cambridge and joined the Yale Faculty in 2001. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 1995); Remembering War (Yale University Press, 2006) and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (Yale University Press, 2006) and is also editor-in-chief of the three-volume Cambridge History of the First World War, to be published in 2014.

Time: Seminar at 4:00pm and Lecture at 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Arts Building, Swift Theatre

UCD Seminar
2 April

'Remember Trianon': The lingering legacy of post-World War I irredentism in Hungary and its recent revival

Dr Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University)

Guy Beiner is a senior lecturer at the Department of History in Ben-Gurion University and is currently a Gerda Henkel Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is the author of the multiple prize-winning book Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (University of Wisconsin Press) and is now engaged in a study of social forgetting in Ulster. The present talk derives from interests developed as a Government of Hungary Scholar at the Central European University.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Seminar
3 April

Soldier travellers during the Napoleonic Wars

Dr Catriona Kennedy (University of York)

Catriona Kennedy is a lecturer in the history department and member of the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies. She works on modern British and Irish history with particular interests in the cultural history of war, politics, gender and national identity. She is currently Treasurer for the British Association for Irish Studies.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Provost's Stables Seminar Room

UCD Workshop
11 April

Navigating Neutrality: Neutral Countries and the First World War

Speakers will include: James Matthews (UCD), Javier Ponce (University of Las Palmas), Samuel Kruizinga (University of Amsterdam), Lina Sturfelt (Lund University) and Filipe de Meneses (NUI Maynooth). Closing comments by Prof. John Horne (TCD).

Please click here for the Workshop Programme. For futher details please email James Matthews.

Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Venue: Room F104 - UCD, Newman Building

UCD History Society Lecture
14 April

Age Has a Political Meaning: The Great Terror and Soviet Youth

Dr Seth Bernstein (International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences)

Seth Bernstein is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Bernstein received his PhD from University of Toronto, where he wrote his dissertation entitled 'Communist Upbringing under Stalin: The Political Socialization and Militarization of Soviet Youth, 1934-1941'. Other published works by Dr. Bernstein includes the article 'Valedictorians of the Soviet School: Professionalization and the Impact of War in Soviet Chess' in the spring 2012 issue of Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History.

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Room K114 - UCD, Newman Building. Wine reception to follow. All are welcome.

TCD Lecture
15 April

Naturalizing Hobbes: Russia's Violent "Life in Catastrophe" and its Legacies in Soviet Russia after the Civil War

Prof. William Rosenberg (University of Michigan)

William Rosenberg is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Michigan. He has served as President of the Association for East European and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS) and as Vice President for Research of the American Historical Association. His interests have focused on late imperial and revolutionary Russia, historical theory, and archives. His recent book, Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives (Oxford, 2011), in collaboration with the archivist Francis X. Blouin, was the winner of the Society of American Archivists’ W.G. Leland Award. He has just completed a study of how the “moods” of Russian soldiers were formally represented and assessed during the First World War as part of a larger examination of the effects of scarcity and loss on the trajectories of revolution and the emergence of the Soviet system.

Time: Lecture at 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Arts Building, Swift Theatre

UCD History Society Lecture
24 April

Personal roots of de-Stalinisation: the 1920s as the archetype for Khrushchev’s reforms

Dr Alexander Titov (Queen's University Belfast)

Alexander Titov is Lecturer in Modern European History, Queen's University Belfast. A native of St Petersburg, Alex Titov read philosophy and economics at University College London. He stayed at UCL to do an MA in Legal and Political Theory, followed by a doctoral degree in Russian history at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Dr Titov has two main research areas. The first, based on his doctoral research, is in the history of political thought and national ideologies in the 20th century. The second area is Soviet political history in the post-Stalin period; Dr Titov is currently working on a new biography of Nikita Khrushchev for Routledge’s ‘Historical Biographies’ series. Finally, he has a keen interest in contemporary politics and foreign policy of Russia and is currently completing a co-authored article on the Russian perception of the Baltic states since 1991.

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K114

UCD Seminar
29 April

Collaboration in Wartime China: Hesitating before the Judgment of History

Prof. Timothy Brook (University of British Columbia)

Timothy Brook is the Republic of China Chair in the Dept of History and Institute of Asian Research. Timothy Brook works on the social and cultural history of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the Japanese occupation of China during World War Two, and historical perspectives on world history and human rights. A new book, tentatively entitled Sailing to China, will appear in the spring. It explores the Selden map, a Chinese map of the 17th century recently rediscovered in Oxford. Other current projects include cultural life in the Shanghai region in the early 17th century, and a price history of the Ming dynasty.

This seminar is a joint venture between the School of History & Archives UCD, the Centre for War Studies and the Visiting Canadian Studies Chair.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

SEMESTER 1
UCD Seminar
19 September

Post-war Munich and Hitler

Dr Thomas Weber (University of Aberdeen)

Thomas Weber is Reader in Modern European and International History & (founding) Director, Centre for Global Security and Governance, University of Aberdeen and is currently on leave as Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. His research and teaching expertise lies in European, international, and global political history. He also has an interest in international security, Jewish/non-Jewish relations and in historical methodology.

Death in Munich: foundation violence and the Weimar Republic

Dr Mark Jones (University College Dublin) 

Mark Jones is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. Mark was educated at Trinity College Dublin, Tübingen University, the University of Cambridge, and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where he completed his PhD in 2011. At UCD Dr Jones' new project sets out to analyse political and cultural debates about the legitimacy of violence in Germany during the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

UCD Seminar
26 September

MacArthur's "Pet Fascist": Major General Charles A. Willoughby and Spain's Integration into the Western Security System (1947-1953)

Dr Nicolás Sesma (European University Institute)

Nicolás Sesma was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Columbia University European Institute. He has been awarded with research fellowships from the Residencia de Estudiantes (2002) and the Ortega y Gasset Foundation (2003), and also received the Prize for Young Historians from the Spanish Modern History Association in 2003. He is the author of the monograph, En busca del bien común: biografía política de José Larraz López (2006) and editor of Antología de la Revista de Estudios Políticos (2009).

La Gran Tentación: Franco’s Military Plans for Territorial Expansion during the Second World War

Dr Barry Whelan (National University of Maynooth)

Barry Whelan works as an occasional lecturer and tutor on the Francoist regime and contemporary European history in NUIM and DCU. His interests centre on Spain and Ireland in the twentieth century and he also enjoys researching military history, Irish foreign policy, the Francoist regime and Spain's transition to democracy.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Seminar
3 October

Thoughts on the timeframes of the Great War

Prof. John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)

John Horne is Professor of Modern European History and a leading authority on the history of World War I. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne and also serves on the advisory boards of the Mémorial de Verdun and the Liberty Memorial National World War One Museum in Kansas City.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, TRIARC Seminar Room (located in the Provost's Stables)

UCD Seminar
4 October

The Greek – Turkish Exchange of Populations of 1923 – 24: Ethnic Cleansing and Diplomacy

Prof. Ayhan Aktar (Istanbul Bilgi University)

Ayhan Aktar studied sociology at Bosphorus University and worked at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Marmara University until his early retirement in 2006. He later worked as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia before joining the Institute of Social Sciences at Bilgi University in 2010. Since 1991, Prof. Aktar has specialized on the state-minority relations in modern Turkey. 

Shifting Bonds: Italian Military Occupations in Ottoman Turkey, 1918-23

Dr Sean Brady (Trinity College Dublin)

Sean Brady is a member of the Centre for War Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. He carried out his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor John Horne with a thesis examining the experience of Sicily during the Great War. A former Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, he was awarded the Gail Braybon Prize by the International Society for First World War Studies in 2009 and has had articles published in Britain, France and Italy. His current research examines the nature and significance of international military intervention in modern-day Turkey during the final years of the Ottoman Empire.

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

UCD Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series
9 October

Magical Elements in Stalinist Political Culture

Prof. Stephen Smith (All Souls College Oxford)

Stephen Smith is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His many publications reflect his research interest in Soviet and Chinese history, as well as comparative history. His books include: Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History and The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction.

Prof. Smith is presenting as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series; "Riddle, Mystery, Enigma: Unwraping Russia's Past" generously funded by an award from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and with support from the UCD Humanities Institute.

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Venue: UCD Humanities Institute, Seminar Room H205

UCD Seminar
24 October

Leaving Violence Behind: Germany after 1945

Prof. Richard Bessel (University of York)

Richard Bessel is Professor of Twentieth Century History. He works on the social and political history of modern Germany, the aftermath of the two world wars and the history of policing. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of German History and History Today. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies.

Weimar: The Place of Violence in a Democracy

Prof. Anthony McElligott (University of Limerick)

Anthony McElligott is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Historical Research. The Centre promotes and supports historical research within the University of Limerick, including Mary Immaculate College. His research interests include Germany in the twentieth century, including urban politics and cultural history.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

TCD Seminar
31 October

Bulwarks against Bolshevism: The Counterrevolution in Spain, 1917-1923 and The false Rosa Luxemburg and other tales: violence, atrocities, and political mobilization in the German Revolution of 1918-19

Dr James Matthews (University College Dublin)

James Matthewsis a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow working on 
post-First World War social conflict in Spain. Before coming to UCD, he was a member at the Institute for Advanced
 Study in Princeton. His research primarily focuses on 
the effects of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath – the 
Russian Civil War – in the causation and course of political and
 revolutionary upheavals in Spain between 1917 and 1923.

Dr Mark Jones (University College Dublin)

Mark Jones is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. Mark was educated at Trinity College Dublin, Tübingen University, the University of Cambridge, and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where he completed his PhD in 2011. At UCD Dr Jones' new project sets out to analyse political and cultural debates about the legitimacy of violence in Germany during the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Themed Session:
Brutalization/Political and Paramilitary Violence, 1917-21

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, TRIARC Seminar Room (located in the Provost's Stables)

UCD Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series
13 November

Rethinking Soviet Communism

Dr David Preistland (Oxford University)

David Priestland is University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History and Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. His research interests include the history of the Soviet Union, particularly the relationship between the policies and ideology, as well as the comparative history of the communist regimes. He is the author of Merchant Sailor: Sage: A New History of Power and Stalinsim and the Politics of Mobilization. Ideas, Power, and Terror in Inter-war Russia.

Dr Preistland is presenting as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series; "Riddle, Mystery, Enigma: Unwraping Russia's Past" generously funded by an award from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and with support from the UCD Humanities Institute.

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Venue: UCD Humanities Institute, Seminar Room H204

TCD Seminar
14 November

Allied Universities and Cultural Diplomacy during the Great War

Dr Tomás Irish (Trinity College Dublin)

Tomás completed his PhD thesis at Trinity College Dublin in 2012. Dr Irish's broader research interests lie in the cultural history of the First World War, the history of intellectuals, the history of universities, and the history of cultural internationalism. is Professor of Modern European History and a leading authority on the history of World War I. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne and also serves on the advisory boards of the Mémorial de Verdun and the Liberty Memorial National World War One Museum in Kansas City.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, TRIARC Seminar Room (located in the Provost's Stables)

UCD Seminar
15 November

A Total War? The French Experience of the First World War

Prof. John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)

John Horne is Professor of Modern European History and a leading authority on the history of World War I. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne and also serves on the advisory boards of the Mémorial de Verdun and the Liberty Memorial National World War One Museum in Kansas City.

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

UCD Seminar
21 November

A Total War: Britain and the Second World War

Dr Jonathan Fennell (King’s College London)

Jonathan Fennell is Lecturer in Defence Studies and has a PhD in Eighth Army: Morale and Combat Effectiveness from Oxford University and his research is focused on twentieth century British and Commonwealth history. His particular focus is on the political, socio-cultural, institutional and economic factors that affect the conduct of war and the experience of soldiers on the battlefield.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: UCD School of History & Archives, Newman Building, Room K115

TCD Workshop and Annual 'War in History' Lecture
28 November

Workshop

Dr James Kitchen (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst), Prof. John Horne (TCD), Prof. Fillipe Ribeiro de Meneses (NUIM) and Prof. David Killlingray (emeritus, Goldmsith, London) will be presenting a Workshop on the following topics respectively: Egypt, Algeria, Portuguese Africa and East Africa.

This will be followed by the Annual 'War in History' Lecture.

Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, Neill Hoey Lecture Thetre, Long Room Hub

28 November

Annual 'War in History' Lecture

Prof. Bill Nasson (Stellenbosch University)

Bill Nasson presents the 'Annual War in History' Lecture: Dominion with a Difference: South Africa and the Great War

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: TCD, Emmet Thetre, Arts Building

UCD Seminar - Distinguished Lecture Series
6 December

Listening Out: Cold War Radio Broadcasting and the Soviet Audience

Dr Kristin Roth-Ey (University College London)

Kristin Roth-Eyis Lecturer in Modern Russian History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Dr Roth-Ey completed her PhD at Princeton University in 2003 andwas subsequently assistant professor at Queens College of the City Univeristy of New York. Her research interests include the hsitory of mass culture and she is the author of the award winning monograph Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War.

Dr Roth-Ey is presenting as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series; "Riddle, Mystery, Enigma: Unwraping Russia's Past" generously funded by an award from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and with support from the UCD Humanities Institute.

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: UCD Humanities Institute, Seminar Room H205

TCD Seminar
12 December

Towards a Cultural History of the Cold War

Dr Patrick Bernhard (University College Dublin)

Patrick Bernhard is currently writing a major study on population management by the members of World War II’s Axis alliance. Framed in a transnational context, the project explores the various ways of social engineering in which the two major fascist regimes, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, tried to create new racist societies both at home and in their newly conquered territories.

Diplomacy of the stomach: NGO's humanitarianism and the Cold War

Dr Kevin O'Sullivan (National University of Ireland Galway)

Kevin O'Sullivan is a Lecturer at NUI Galway and his research and teaching interests are in the history of decolonisation, the social, cultural and political legacies of imperialism, post-imperial European identities, international politics, and modern Irish history. Dr O'Sullivan's work on decolonisation and its consequences has led him to take a special interest in two fields in particular: the history of humanitarianism, and the history of NGOs.

Themed Session: Culture and Humanitarianism in the Cold War

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue: TCD, TRIARC Seminar Room (located in the Provost's Stables)