Dr Carole Holohan
Assistant Professor in Modern Irish History
I am a social historian currently focused on the history of poverty in modern Ireland. My research to date examines the social history of the sixties and I have published on the history of youth and the history of poverty. I am interested in social issues at the level of national and international discourse (including how these interact), and in terms of personal experience. Prior to my arrival at Trinity College I held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin and a teaching fellowship at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra. I also led a research project at Amnesty International Ireland that focused on human rights accountability in Ireland.
Reframing Irish youth in the sixties (Liverpool University Press, 2018).
- ‘Conceptualising and responding to poverty in the Republic of Ireland in the 1960s: a case study of Dublin’ in Social History, vol. 41, issue 1 (2016).
- ‘A powerful antidote? Catholic youth clubs in the sixties’, in Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (eds), Adolescence in Modern Irish History (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
- ‘Challenges to social order and Irish identity? Youth culture in the sixties’ in Irish Historical Studies, vol. 38, no. 151 (2013) pp. 389-405.
- ‘John Charles McQuaid and the failure of youth sodalities, 1956-61’ in Colm Lennon (ed.), Honouring God and community: confraternities and sodalities in modern Ireland (Columba Press, Dublin, 2012).
- ‘More than a revival of memories? 1960s youth and the 1916 Rising’ in Mary Daly and Margaret O’Callaghan (eds), 1916 in 1966: commemorating the Easter Rising (Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2007)
Teaching and Supervision
I teach on the survey courses ‘Life in Modern Ireland’ and ‘Ireland in the Twentieth Century’ and offer a specialist year-long course ‘The Republic of Ireland and long 1960s’. I also teach ‘Poverty and Welfare in modern Ireland’ to sophisters. I contribute to modules on the M.Phil in Modern Irish History and supervise dissertations. I welcome research students interested in the social history of twentieth century Ireland, particularly those working on the postwar period and on poverty and welfare.
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