My research specialism is the social history of the sixties with a particular focus on the history of youth and the history of poverty, in international and transnational contexts. I am particularly interested in how the academy can contribute to public debate and have gained experience in demonstrating to a wider public audience the value of historical approaches to contemporary issues.
|Areas of expertise||
•Twentieth century Ireland, with a particular focus on social history.
Carole Holohan (Professional Historian)
•Project Leader, Amnesty International Ireland, 48 Fleet St., Dublin 2
•Researcher, Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive, James Joyce Library, University College Dublin
•Tour Guide, Historical Walking Tours of Dublin,www.historicalinsights.ie
•Assistant Coordinator, FÁS Local Initiative in Culture and Heritage, National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin 4
•I have worked as a researcher for Inquest on a myriad of projects for Ireland’s National Radio and Television Broadcaster, Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ). I worked on the television coverage of various general elections and budgets and on the current affairs programme Frontline. I also carried out research on a number of different counties for the 1911 Census of Ireland project at the National Archives of Ireland
I’ve taught the following undergraduate and extra mural modules:
I’ve been a panellist on radio and at festivals:
I’ve given presentations on my research to professional and public audiences:
|Committees & Associations||
•Irish Association of Professional Historians – Executive Secretary
•Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2003- 2006. Funded by the Higher Education Authority’s North South Programme for Collaborative Research.
•Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012-2014
•2014: National University of Ireland, Grants towards scholarly publications
•2014: University College Seed Funding – The Meaning of Poverty: A workshop
•Reframing Irish youth in the sixties (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming )
•‘A powerful antidote? Catholic youth clubs in the sixties’, in Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (eds), Adolescence in Modern Irish History (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
•‘Challenges to social order and Irish identity? Youth culture in the sixties’ in Irish Historical Studies, vol. 38, no. 151 (2013) pp. 389-405.
•‘A conduit to a baneful modernity? Church responses to youth culture, 1956-1974’ in History Review, xv (2005).
•In Plain Sight: Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports (Amnesty International Ireland, 2011).
•In Plain Sight: Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports (Amnesty International Ireland, 2011) http://bit.ly/1gYoB1H
•‘From the Archives, 1977’ in History Ireland, Jan./Feb. 2008.