About me




Conor is a current PhD student at University College Dublin. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Rouse, his research is concerned with physical culture in Ireland from 1893 to 1939.

Conor holds an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin and an MPhil in History Studies from Cambridge University.

Areas of expertise

Health, Gender, Physical Culture, Identity, Sport.


Physical Culture, Exercise, Sport, Gender

Member Details

Full Name

Conor Heffernan (Graduate Historian)

Membership Type

Graduate Historian



Trinity College Dublin (2010-2014)

First Class Honours in History and Political Science

University of Cambridge (2015-2016)

First Class Honours in MPhil in Historical Research


Peer Reviewed Journals

Conor Heffernan (2017) Indian club swinging in the early Victorian period, Sport in History, 37:1, 95-120, DOI: 10.1080/17460263.2016.1250807.

Heffernan, Conor, ‘In Zaire, we do not consider sport as a mere amusement’ : Mobutu, sport and Zairian identity, 1965-74, Sporting Traditions, 31 (2014), 2, S. 1-15.


Heffernan, C. (2017). Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 1–2. http://doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2017.1336902