A half-day workshop on the theme of ‘Teaching History’ will take place in the Tara Building at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (Room T211) on Thursday 6 December 2018. The workshop will begin at 1pm and conclude with a keynote address by Dr Gillian O’Brien, Reader in Modern Irish History at Liverpool John Moores University.
The workshop will discuss the teaching of History at primary, secondary, and third level, as well as outside the formal education system. On the one hand, speakers will discuss policy and curriculum developments over the history of the state. On the other, we will think about ways in which public history, material culture, and the digital space can inform History teaching today. Dr O’Brien’s keynote will reflect more broadly on the value of teaching History, particularly in the context of the removal of History as a core subject in the Junior cycle.
Speakers include Colm MacGearailt (TCD), Dr Darragh Gannon (QUB and IAPH committee), Dr Eilis O’Sullivan (MIC), and Dr Grace O’Keeffe (Maynooth).
The full programme is listed below.
T211, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Registration – Tea/Coffee (12.45–1.00)
Session 1: Historical Perspectives (1.00–2.00)
Dr AnneMarie Brosnan (MIC), History of Education in Primary Schools
Colm Mac Gearailt (TCD), Teaching the Nation’s Past: Irish History in Secondary
Jamie Canavan (NUIG), Teaching the History of Childhood
Session 2: Methods and Resources (2.00–2.45)
Dr Eileen O’Sullivan (MIC), Teaching History in Primary Schools
Dr Grace O’Keeffe (MU), Digital Humanities and Primary Sources in the Classroom
Session 3: Museums and Archives (3.30–4.15)
Dr Darragh Gannon (QUB), The National Museum, Material Cultural, and Teaching
Dr Kirsten Mulrennan (UL), UL Special Collections as a Resource for Teaching
Keynote Lecture (4.15–5.30)
Dr Gillian O’Brien (Liverpool John Moores University), The Value of Teaching History
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance is free for IAPH members and MIC staff & students. There is a €5 registration charge for non-members of the IAPH (Payment can be made on the day, or using the PayPal button below)
The event is kindly sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, MIC
The workshop is being organised by Dr Brian Hughes and Kiara Gregory.