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Irish History Summit 2022

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The Second Irish History Summit takes place on Saturday Jan 15th 2022

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A unique one day online event where Ireland's leading historians present talks from the Leaving Certificate history curriculum.

What is the History Summit?

The History Summit is a one day event structured around six one hour online lectures and discussions. Broadcast from the National Museum of Ireland each topic has been carefully selected chosen based on a review of the Leaving Certificate history exam papers over the past decade.

Summit 2022 will build on the the success of last years event which was attended by over 1,500 students from nearly 70 schools. With lecturers and experts from Ireland’s leading universities and further afield, the Irish History Summit offers students and teachers a unique opportunity to access focused and engaging presentations on each subject area.

R.S.R. Schools Live Podcast Competition

At its core the Summit seeks to encourage and support an interest in history. Each year Leaving Cert students and teachers put huge effort and energy into R.S.R's (Research Study Reports). After submitting their report many students do not get a chance to ever publish their research. We want to change this.

As part of summit 2022, 5th and 6th year attendees of the summit can now submit their R.S.R. into a competition. The winning entrant will then be interviewed with their history teacher by Fin Dwyer for a live podcast recorded in their school (an online event can be arranged if there are issues around Covid).

This podcast will then be broadcast to the global audience of the Irish History Podcast, Ireland's leading history podcast.

In this way the winning student and school will get a chance to publish their vauable research to a wider audience in Ireland and across the world. Full details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of your confirmation email you will receive with your tickets.

Speakers

All speakers are leading experts in their field from Ireland and will participate in an online Q&A with students after their presentation

  • Leo Enright
  • Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley
  • Dr Brian Hanley
  • Liz Gillis
  • Dr Dieter Reinsch
  • Damian Lawlor
  • Patrick Hickey

Topics

  • How did the US achieve a successful moon landing in 1969 and what was its national and international significance for the US?
  • During the period 1922-1945, how effective were the governments of both Cosgrave and de Valera in dealing with threats to security of the state?
  • What was the military and political significance of the Civil War?
  • How did Hitler use propaganda and/or terror to maintain his power?
  • What was the contribution of Constance Markievicz to Irish life?
  • During the period 1922-1949, how successful were attempts to make independent Ireland a Gaelic and Catholic society?
  • Do’s and Don’ts of the Leaving Certificate- Exam Technique and the Exam Marking Scheme

Who are the speakers?

Leo Enright

Topic: How did the US achieve a successful moon landing in 1969 and what was its national and international significance for the US? Leo Enright

Bio - Leo Enright has broadcast live commentaries on every major space event since the first Moon landing. His history of the Apollo Programme was published in The Encyclopaedia of Space Travel and Astronomy (co-authored with Prof. Carl Sagan, Sir Bernard Lovell and others). Leo is a former Head of Radio News with the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ. He was the network’s Middle East Correspondent, before taking up posts as North America correspondent and later London Correspondent.

Dr Sarah Anne Buckley

Topic: During the period 1922-1949, how successful were attempts to make independent Ireland a Gaelic and Catholic society?

Bio - Sarah-Anne Buckley is a lecturer at NUI Galway who specialises in the field of modern Irish social history, particularly in the fields of Irish gender history and the history of childhood and child welfare. Her book, The Cruelty Man: Child Welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956, is a significant contribution to the study of the history of child welfare, poverty, gender and class in modern Ireland.

Dr Brian Hanley

Topic: During the period 1922-1945, how effective were the governments of both Cosgrave and de Valera in dealing with threats to security of the state?

Bio - Brian an assistant professor in Twentieth Century Irish History at Trinity College Dublin where he completed his PhD Trinity College. Amongst his numerous publications is A Documentary History of the IRA, 1916-2005 and The IRA, 1926 – 1936.

Liz Gillis

Topic: What was the military and political significance of the Civil War?

Bio - Liz Gillis is currently South Dublin County Council Decade of Centenaries Historian in Residence for 2021. She is also the Curatorial Assistant in RTÉ and is a regular contributor to discussions on the revolutionary period in Ireland. Her publications include The Women of the Irish Revolution and The Fall of Dublin, which focuses on the battle for Dublin during the Irish Civil War.

Dr Dieter Reinisch

Topic : How did Hitler use propaganda and/or terror to maintain his power?

Bio Dieter is an IRC Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland in Galway, and an Adjunct Professor at Webster Vienna Private University. Dieter holds a PhD from the Department of History & Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is an editorial board member of “Studi irlandesi: A journal of Irish Studies” (Florence University Press), and his articles appeared in Oral History Review, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Archives, War & Society, and Irish Political Studies.

Damian Lawlor

Topic: What was the contribution of Constance Markievicz to Irish life?

Bio - Damian is a historiana and secondary school history teacher. His book, Na Fianna Éireann and the Irish Revolution 1909 to 1923 is regarded as a defintive history of Na Fianna. He is currently area of research is Countess Markievicz.

Other recent project include The Road the Oldcroghan, a six part podcast series which Damian co-produced researched with FIn Dwyer and Miriam Ryan. He is also the creator of the Oldcroghan Man tour, which re tells the story of the bog body Oldcroghan Man in the environment where he lived and died.

Patrick Hickey

Topic: Do’s and Don’ts of the Leaving Cert- Exam Technique and the Exam Marking Scheme

- full inside track on online marking

- the dos and don’t for LC 2022

Bio - Widely recognised as the leading expert in the Leaving Cert history Exam Patrick Hickey has 12 years experience as a Leaving Cert History Examiner. Patrick also teaches History in Boherbue Comprehensive School, Co. Cork. Patrick is a State Examiner for 20 years;

Among teachers and students, he is best known as the @lchistorytutor. You’ll find him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, where he has a growing following. He will share his wealth of experience on the Do’s and Don’ts of the Leaving Cert. Especially relevant is that he marked online in 2021 and can give the inside take on his that impacts on marking exam scripts.

Event Details

How long is each presentation last?

Each lecture will last approximately forty minutes, followed by a Q&A where you can interact with the expert and ask your questions.

Will recordings be made available?

Yes all the history presentations will be made available as podcast exclusively for attendees of the summit. (The presentation 'Do’s and Don’ts of the Leaving Cert Exam Technique and the Exam Marking Scheme' will not be available as a podcast)

How much are tickets

Individual tickets - €19.99.

Group tickets - €99.99 (per class)

What about Covid?

Given the summit takes place almost completely online it as Covid proof as an event can be!

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