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Annika Stendebach (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen): Not our place? Irish youth (culture) and social space in transition, 1958-1983
Annika is a PhD Candidate at International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Giessen, Germany. She has fallen in love with the Irish culture and history while studying a year at NUIG and has since worked on the student movement in 1960s Ireland and on the Irish Teddy Boys. Her current research project also reflects that interest and focuses on the spatial dimension of youth and their social interactions in 1960s and 1970s Ireland.
Ciara Henderson is an interdisciplinary doctoral researcher in the School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin. Her research project, The Spaces Between Us, explores family experiences of baby and pregnancy loss from 1900 – 2000 using qualitative research methods. This project is funded by the Trinity College 1252 Postgraduate Research Scholarship. A social scientist, Ciara’s work focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of mourning and the social responses to infant death, dying, burial and bereavement across time. Ciara has a multidisciplinary background graduating with a BA in Journalism (2000), MSc in Marketing (2004) and most recently a MSc in Social Science (2014) from University College Dublin, where her thesis examined the social conceptualisations of infant death.
Elizabeth Kehoe (TCD): Forgotten Measures – Curfews in Irish Conflicts in the Twentieth Century
Elizabeth returned to education in 2015 and now holds a first-class Honours B.A. degree in History a first-class M.Phil. degree in Modern Irish History, both completed at Trinity College. In both her dissertations she has used the methodologies of microhistory and the study of everyday life and she will continue to use these approaches in her current studies. Her PhD is about curfews in Irish conflicts and their impact on the civilian population. She is the recipient of the McDowell Memorial Studentship.
Kaitlyn Tate is in the third year of her History PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, having also studied at QUB for her BA and MA in History. Her interests focus on the social history of Northern Ireland in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on gender. Her PhD thesis draws on these themes by examining the Governors’ wives in Northern Ireland between 1922-1973. Who these women were, what their role involved and how their contributions benefitted Northern Ireland will be examined, which will allow the stories of these previously unstudied women to be told.
Maria Kane is a doctoral student at Trinity College Dublin. Her research explores the role of associational philanthropy in the context of civil conflict and state creation in Ireland between 1921-1928. She received a B.A in History and an M.Phil. in Modern Irish History at Trinity College and was awarded a Universities Ireland scholarship in 2021