Department of History 70th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Publication, 1953-2023
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 19:30 to 21:00
Pugin Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University

Celebrating 70 years of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Publication, 1953-2023
Register on Eventbrite for this free event by 22nd September

This year the Department of History at Maynooth University celebrates 70 years of excellence in teaching, research, and publication.
From modest beginnings in 1953, the Department has grown to become one of Ireland’s most dynamic Arts and Humanities departments, staffed with academics who are among the leading practitioners in the fields of Irish, European, and Global history, and supported by excellent administrators who together ensure that every student’s experience at Maynooth is stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding.  
To mark this important milestone, we are hosting an event on campus on Friday, 29th September.
The evening will begin with the annual launch of the Maynooth Studies in Local History.  Almost 200 books in this series have been published to date by Four Courts Press (edited from 1995 to 2021 by Raymond Gillespie and since then by Michael Potterton). It would be wonderful to see as many authors as possible back for this event.
We will also be launching Speculative Minds in Georgian Ireland: Novelty, experiment and widening horizons, co-edited by Toby Barnard and our colleague Alison FitzGerald.

This event provides a wonderful opportunity for ALL our history alumni to reconnect with friends and staff. In addition, we would like to welcome other friends who have connected with the Department throughout the years, including members of the local community, fellow colleagues in Maynooth University, national and international academic collaborators, the staff of government departments, state and voluntary bodies, and members of history and heritage societies.

Register on Eventbrite for this free event before 22nd September. Refreshments will be served.