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 2016 :the Dublin branch will host this year's conference.
Past National Conferences
|2015||North Munster||Towards 1916||Tomi Reichental,
'I was a boy in Belsen'
|2014||Waterford||History Teaching: Challenges, Opportunities & Strategies||Dr Ronan Fanning, Emeritus Professor of History,
' 1914 - John Redmond's year of decision'
|2013||Galway||History, Memory and Public Commemoration||Professor Diarmuid Ferriter, UCD,
'The Irish Revolution 1913-192:: History, Memory and Commemoration
|2012||Cork||Commemoration and History||Professor David Fitzpatrick, TCD
Commemoration and Irish History:who should commemerate what and why?
|2011||Kerry||History Matters :the Future of Our Past||Dr Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Emeritus Professor of History, NUIG: Why History Matters|
|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
|2009||Sligo||2009 A Year of Anniversaries|| Dr Michael Laffan, UCD
The Impact of the first Dáil, 1919
|2008||Waterford||Bridging the divide with Northern Ireland:the challenge for History teachers|| Mr Steven King
Revisiting Past Events: the Challenge of Northern Ireland
|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
|2006||Limerick||Taking History into the Future||Dr. Martin Mansergh, Senator and Historian Reflections on the 1916 Rising|
|2005||Cork||History at Second Level:good practice and effective teaching||Professor Donnacha Ó Corráin, UCC|
|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
|2003||Galway||The Challenges of History Teaching||Professor Nicholas Canny, UCG:
The Challenges of history teaching
|2002||Waterford||Celebrating History||Professor Roy Foster, University of Oxford:
Intimate Enmities: Antagonisms in Irish History
|2001||Cork||Using History|| Mr Mitchell McLoughlin, Sinn Féin
Professor Joe Lee, UCC:
|2000||Dublin||Documenting the past, preparing for the future||Dr Pauric Travers, St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra|
|1999||Kerry||People and Places|| Dr Mary Daly, UCD:
Interpretations of History: Ireland in the Twentieth Century
|1998||North Connaught||1798: the Local and the National|| Professor Tom Bartlett, UCD:
Tone and 1798
|1997||Cork||The Scattering: The Global Irish Diaspora|| Professor Declan Kiberd UCD:
Culture and Exile: The Global Irish
|1996||Navan||History: Past, Present and Future||Professor Joe Lee UCC:
Why We Need History
|1995||Galway||Expanding Horizons in the History Curriculum|| Prof. Gearóid ÓTuathaigh, UCG:
Cultural Nationalism in Modern Ireland
|1994||Waterford||History in schools: challenges and opportunities||Dr John O'Brien UCC: Substance and Topicality|