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HTAI organises an annual in-service conference for history teachers, which is part-funded by the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills.

Each conference examines historical themes of interest to classroom teachers. They are organised by local branches on a rotating basis.

National Conference 2014

The Waterford branch will host this year's conference.

Past National Conferences

 

Year

Branch

Title

Keynote Address

 

1994

 

Waterford

History in Schools: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr John O'Brien, UCC:
Substance and Topicality

 

1995

Galway

Expanding Horizons in the History Curriculum

Prof. Gearóid ÓTuathaigh, UCG:
Cultural Nationalism in Modern Ireland

 

1996

Navan
History: Past, Present and Future

Professor Joe Lee UCC:
Why We Need History

 

1997

Cork
The Scattering: The Global Irish Diaspora

Professor Declan Kiberd UCD:
Culture and Exile: The Global Irish

 

1998

North Connaught
1798: the Local and the National

Professor Tom Bartlett, UCD:
Tone and 1798

 

1999

Kerry
People and Places

Dr Mary Daly, UCD:
Interpretations of History: Ireland in the Twentieth Century

 

2000

Dublin
Documenting the past, preparing for the future
Dr Pauric Travers, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra
 

2001

Cork
Using History

Mr Mitchell McLoughlin, Sinn Féin
Professor Joe Lee, UCC:
Reinterpretating History

 

2002

Waterford
Celebrating History

Professor Roy Foster
University of Oxford
Intimate Enmities: Antagonisms in Irish History

 

2003

Galway

The Challenges of History Teaching

Professor Nicholas Canny, UCG:
The Challenges of history teaching

 
2004
Dublin
New Directions in History at Second Level

Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, DES
Dr. Padraic Harvey, SEC
The Way Forward for History Teachers: some insights

 

2005

Cork
History at Second Level:good practice and effective teaching
Professor Donnacha Ó Corráin, UCC
 

2006

 

Limerick

 

Taking History into the Future

Dr. Martin Mansergh
Senator and Historian
Reflections on the 1916 Rising

2007

Midlands

History for a Changing Ireland

Dr Diarmaid Ferriter, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra:
A Life of Turbulent Self-Assertion: A reassessment of the career and legacy of Eamon de Valera

 

2008

Waterford

 

Bridging the divide with Northern Ireland:
the challenge for History teachers

Mr Steven King
Revisiting Past Events: the Challenge of Northern Ireland

 

2009


Sligo

2009 A Year of Anniversaries

Dr Michael Laffan, UCD
The Impact of the first Dáil, 1919

 


2010


Dublin

"The Wind of Change" Teaching History today: new topics, different perspectives, all levels.

Dr Hugh Gough, UCD
Contextualising the case study: Race Relations in France in the 1980s

  2011 Kerry History Matters :the Future of Our Past Dr Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Emeritus Professor of History, NUI Galway: Why History Matters -.
  2012 Cork Commemoration and History Dr David Fitzpatrick, Professor of Modern History, TCD
Commemoration and Irish History:who should commemerate what and why?
  2013 Galway History, Memory and Public Commemoration

Professor Diarmuid Ferriter:
'The Irish Revolution 1913-1923: History, Memory and Commemoration

 

 

 

 
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