I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the School of History, UCC, coordinating the Atlas of the Irish Revolution Schools Outreach Programme. I was also a researcher for that publication, forthcoming with Cork University Press in March 2017.
In 2009 I was awarded a PhD in Modern Irish History from University College. My doctoral research examined the formative influences on the collective memory of Robert Emmet. My recent book, To Speak of Easter Week, a study of second-generation memory of the 1916 Rising, was published in October 2015.
|Areas of expertise||
The politics of commemoration with particular emphasis on collective memory, oral history and tradition
Late nineteenth century Ireland; early twentieth century Ireland; 1916 Easter Rising; Irish Revolution; Robert Emmet; Commemorations; Tradition; Oral History; Collective Memory
Helene O'Keeffe (Professional Historian)
2009: PhD in Modern Irish History (UCC)
2027: Head of Education and Communications, The Heritage Council, Kilkenny
|Management & Administrative experience||
Head of Education and Communications, The Heritage Council
|Committees & Associations||
Member, Irish Association of Professional Historians
Research Grant, Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht 2014
Public Talks and Presentations:
'To Speak of Easter Week: Family Memories of the Irish Revolution", Mercier Press Ltd, Cork (Oct 2015)
‘Thomas Ashe”, “The O’Rahilly”, ‘Fionán Lynch” “Patrick O’Connor”, “Michael Mulvihill” and “Patrick Shortis”, in Rebel Kerry, (forthcoming with Mercier Press, 2017)