Administrative Staff

Enrico ISS Professor Enrico Dal Lago
Head of School of History and Philosophy
Rm. 406, ext. 3546
 Helena ISS

Ms Helena Condon 
Rm. 405, ext. 2537



Academic Staff


Dr. Gearóid Barry, B.A. (Moderatorship in History & Political Sciences),
PhD. (University of Dublin)  
Exam Officer         
Room 401, ext. 3342,    
Research interests: 
Cultural and Political History of the First World War; 
History of Pacifism in the Euro-American World; 
History of Modern France; History of World Catholicism; 
Twentieth-Century European History; 
The First World War in Transnational Perspective; 
Vichy France.
Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley, B.A. PhD. (NUI)  
Head of Department
Room 408, ext. 4294,
Research interests: 
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Irish Social History;
History of Childhood and Youth;
Gender History and Women's History;
History of Institutions and Welfare;
Twentieth-Century British History;
History of Social Movements; Transnational History.
Dr. Caitriona Clear, M.A., Ph.D. (NUI)   
Head of First Year          
Room 414, ext. 3099,
Research interests: 
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's History; 
Modern Irish Social History; History of Poverty, 
History of World Catholicism; 
Neglected Twentieth-Century Irish Writers;
Modern European and Irish Social and Economic History;
History of Poverty and Crime; Women's/Gender History; Oral History.

Dr. Carmel Connolly
Room 411, 
Research interests: 
Early Modern Atlantic World History; 
Black Women and Slavery, 
Teaching History through Art. 

Dr. John Cunningham  
Director of MA History       
Room 404, ext. 5642,
Research interests: 
Labour Biography; Transnational Syndicalism;
Social Protest and Moral Economy;
Irish Local History; History of Urban Galway;
History of Irish Education; Modern Ireland;
Labour Movements – Irish and Transnational.     

Professor Enrico Dal LagoLaurea in Lettere (Roma), M.A. (Kansas),
M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), D.Litt.(NUI), MRIA
Established Chair of History    
Room 406, ext. 3546,
Research interests: 
Comparative History; Slavery and Unfree Labour;
Antislavery and Abolitionism;
The American Civil War in Comparative and Transnational Perspective;
Nineteenth-Century Nationalism;
Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century United States;
Italian National Unification; Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Italy
Dr. Tomas Finn        
Room 312, ext. 2552,
Research interests: 
Modern Irish and British History and Politics;
The Role of Intellectuals and civil society;
Public Policy; Church-State Relations;
Northern Ireland; Ireland since the Famine;
Irish Political Thought;
Skills for Historians.  
Professor Alison ForrestalM.A. (NUI), Ph.D. (Manchester), MRIA  
Coordinator of new BA History, Social Media Officer  
Room 412, ext. 5629,
Research interests: 
Early Modern History, c. 1400-1750,
with Broad Expertise in the History of Catholicism;
Religious Culture of Seventeenth-Century France;
The Catholic Reformation;
Bourbon Political and Social History;
The Protestant Reformation.    
Dr. Róisín Healy M.A., (NUI), M.A.G.E.S., Ph.D. (Georgetown) 
Sabbatical Leave 2021-22
Room 415, ext. 2551,   
Research interests: 
Prussian Poland, 1772-1918; Irish-Polish Relations
1772-Present; Colonialism within Modern Europe;
Religion and Church-State Relations in Modern Central Europe;
Modern European History; Nazi Germany;
Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past;
Irish Contacts with Continental Europe.
Dr. Pádraig Lenihan 
Head of Final Year  
Room 403, ext. 5680, 
Research interests: 
Seventeenth-Century Irish History;
European Military History, 1618-1763;
Neo-Latin Texts Pertaining to Ireland, 1641-1763;
Seventeenth-Century Irish history;
European Military History 1618-1763; Eighteenth Century Irish History;
Technology and Social Change, 1780-1940
Dr. Kimberly LoPreteB.A. (Duke), M.A. (Notre Dame), Ph.D.(Chicago)
Director of MA/PhD in Medieval Studies  
Room 407, ext. 3547, 
Research interests: 
Social, Political and Cultural History of Medieval Europe,
particularly Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century France;
Aristocratic Women in Medieval Society; Gender and Lordship;
The First Crusade and Crusading; Europeans' Travels in Asia;
Medieval Historical Writing; Manuscripts, Codicology, Diplomacy,
Transmission of Texts.
Dr. Laurence Marley, M.A., PhD (NUI)
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Room 314, ext. 3791, 
Research interests: 

Social protest and political radicalism in nineteenth-century Ireland and Britain;
Victorian society;
Ireland and Empire;
Anglo-Irish relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;

Dr. Niall Ó Ciosáin, B.A. (Dub.), Ph.D. (Eur.Univ.Inst.)
Head of Second Year, Head of BA History (Single Honours)
Room 410, ext. 3019, 
Research interests: 
Popular Literacy and Education in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Europe;
Literacy and Language Shift in Ireland,
Britain and France; History of the Book,
particularly Cheap Publishing;
State Publications in the Nineteenth Century
The Great Irish Famine.
 Dr. Kevin O' Sullivan B.A., Ph.D. (Dub.) 
Director of B.A. History and Globalisation Studies
Room 413, ext. 3625, 
Research interests: 
History of Globalisation;
Contemporary Irish History;
Non-Governmental Organisations;
Humanitarianism, Aid and Development;
Global History;
Contemporary Irish History;
Modern African History.

Dr. Jackie Uí ChionnaB.A (UCD), M.A.(UCC), H.Dip.Ed. (TCD), Ph.D. (NUIG.) 
Room 411. Email:
Research interests: 
Social and cultural history of Ireland since the Famine;
History of Irish family businesses;
History of Education; Oral history.
History of intelligence and cryptography.


Emeritus Faculty

Professor Nicholas Canny

Professor Steven Ellis

Dr. Mary Harris

Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh