Modern Irish History & Memory


On completion of this module students will/should have a fundamental knowledge of the principal episodes of modern Irish history, along with an appreciation of the memory, heritage and commemoration of these events.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the principal episodes that have impinged upon the emergence of modern Ireland and recognise the importance of the interplay between history and memory;

  2. Demonstrate a strong command of the relevant literature in the field, including an awareness of the interdisciplinary relationships between history and cognate fields, including: heritage studies, memory studies, and public history;

  3. Demonstrate accomplished communication, discussion, interpretation, presentation, and writing skills;

  4. Demonstrate an ability to utilise a broad range of primary and secondary sources (e.g. blogs, books, book chapters, dissertations, field evidence, films, journal articles, magazine articles, manuscripts, maps, newspaper articles, podcasts, theses, websites, and videos);

  5. Draw on the past to comprehend the present and grasp the importance of securing the future, thus linking to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%