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.
YearBranchLocationTitleKeynote address
2022CECMullingarLooking back at the Decade of Centenaries
David McCullagh
“De Valera, Rise”
2019CECMullingarHistory & Commemoration: Teaching Controversial Issues
Eamonn McCann
‘Neither Green, nor Orange, but up for the fight‘
2018CECAthloneLooking back ,Thinking forward: Inspiring a new generation of History students
Catriona Crowe
‘The Hammer and the Pen: The Campaign for Women’s Suffrage in Ireland ‘
2017KerryKillarneyRevolution & ChangeDr. Geoffrey Roberts ‘The Russian Revolution and Its Impact’
2016DublinDunlaoghaireTeaching 1916 in 2016, the Revolutionary Decade in RetrospectRoy Foster ‘Remembering the Future: The Memory and Ownership of Easter 1916’
2015LimerickLimerickTowards 1916Tomi Reichental,‘I was a boy in Belsen’
2014WaterfordWaterford City – Tower Hotel History Teaching: Challenges, Opportunities & StrategiesDr Ronan Fanning, Emeritus Professor of History, ‘ 1914 – John Redmond’s year of decision’
2013GalwayBallinasloeHistory, Memory and Public CommemorationProfessor Diarmuid Ferriter, UCD, ‘The Irish Revolution 1913-192:: History, Memory and Commemoration
2012CorkLittle IslandCommemoration and HistoryProfessor David Fitzpatrick, TCD Commemoration and Irish History:who should commemerate what and why?
2011KerryKillarneyHistory Matters :the Future of Our PastDr Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Emeritus Professor of History, NUIG:Why History Matters
2010DublinMalahide“The Wind of Change” Teaching History today: new topics, different perspectives, all levelsDr Hugh Gough, UCD Contextualising the case study: Race Relations in France in the 1980s
2009North ConnaughtSligo2009 A Year of AnniversariesDr Michael Laffan, UCD The Impact of the first Dáil, 1919
2008WaterfordKilkenny CityBridging the divide with Northern Ireland:the challenge for History teachersMr Stephen King Revisiting Past Events: the Challenge of Northern Ireland
2007MidlandsTullamoreHistory for a Changing IrelandDr Diarmaid Ferriter, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra: A Life of Turbulent Self-Assertion: A reassessment of the career and legacy of Eamon de Valera
2006LimerickLimerickTaking History into the FutureDr. Martin Mansergh, Senator and Historian. Reflections on the 1916 Rising
2005CorkCork City,PresHistory at Second Level:good practice and effective teachingProfessor Donnacha Ó Corráin, UCC
2004DublinDublin City, TrinityNew Directions in History at Second LevelDr. Robert Kirkpatrick, DES Dr. Padraic Harvey, SEC The Way Forward for History Teachers: some insights
2003GalwayClarinbridgeThe Challenges of History TeachingProfessor Nicholas Canny, UCG: The Challenges of history teaching
2002WaterfordWaterford, DooleysCelebrating HistoryProfessor Roy Foster, University of Oxford: Intimate Enmities: Antagonisms in Irish History
2001CorkRochestownUsing HistoryMr Mitchell McLoughlin, Sinn Féin Professor Joe Lee, UCC: Reinterpretating History
2000DublinTeachers’ Centre, DrumcondraDocumenting the past, preparing for the futureDr Pauric Travers, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra
1999KerryKillarneyPeople and PlacesDr Mary Daly, UCD: Interpretations of History: Ireland in the Twentieth Century
1998North ConnaughtBallina1798: the Local and the NationalProfessor Tom Bartlett, UCD: Tone and 1798
1997CorkCork, UCCThe Scattering: The Global Irish DiasporaProfessor Declan Kiberd UCD: Culture and Exile: The Global Irish
1996NavanDroghedaHistory: Past, Present and FutureProfessor Joe Lee UCC: Why We Need History
1995GalwaySalthillExpanding Horizons in the History CurriculumProf. Gearóid ÓTuathaigh, UCG: Cultural Nationalism in Modern Ireland
1994WaterfordWaterford,City HallHistory in schools: challenges and opportunitiesDr John O’Brien UCC: Substance and Topicality