Conferences

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.
Year Branch Location Title Keynote address
2019 CEC Mullingar History & Commemoration: Teaching Controversial Issues
Eamonn McCann
‘Neither Green, nor Orange, but up for the fight‘
2018 CEC Athlone Looking 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 ‘
2017 Kerry Killarney Revolution & Change Dr. Geoffrey Roberts ‘The Russian Revolution and Its Impact’
2016 Dublin Dunlaoghaire Teaching 1916 in 2016, the Revolutionary Decade in Retrospect Roy Foster ‘Remembering the Future: The Memory and Ownership of Easter 1916’
2015 Limerick Limerick Towards 1916 Tomi Reichental,‘I was a boy in Belsen’
2014 Waterford Waterford City – Tower Hotel History Teaching: Challenges, Opportunities & Strategies Dr Ronan Fanning, Emeritus Professor of History, ‘ 1914 – John Redmond’s year of decision’
2013 Galway Ballinasloe History, Memory and Public Commemoration Professor Diarmuid Ferriter, UCD, ‘The Irish Revolution 1913-192:: History, Memory and Commemoration
2012 Cork Little Island Commemoration and History Professor David Fitzpatrick, TCD Commemoration and Irish History:who should commemerate what and why?
2011 Kerry Killarney History Matters :the Future of Our Past Dr Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Emeritus Professor of History, NUIG:Why History Matters
2010 Dublin Malahide “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 North Connaught Sligo 2009 A Year of Anniversaries Dr Michael Laffan, UCD The Impact of the first Dáil, 1919
2008 Waterford Kilkenny City Bridging the divide with Northern Ireland:the challenge for History teachers Mr Stephen King Revisiting Past Events: the Challenge of Northern Ireland
2007 Midlands Tullamore 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 Limerick Taking History into the Future Dr. Martin Mansergh, Senator and Historian. Reflections on the 1916 Rising
2005 Cork Cork City,Pres History at Second Level:good practice and effective teaching Professor Donnacha Ó Corráin, UCC
2004 Dublin Dublin City, Trinity 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 Clarinbridge The Challenges of History Teaching Professor Nicholas Canny, UCG: The Challenges of history teaching
2002 Waterford Waterford, Dooleys Celebrating History Professor Roy Foster, University of Oxford: Intimate Enmities: Antagonisms in Irish History
2001 Cork Rochestown Using History Mr Mitchell McLoughlin, Sinn Féin Professor Joe Lee, UCC: Reinterpretating History
2000 Dublin Teachers’ Centre, Drumcondra Documenting the past, preparing for the future Dr Pauric Travers, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra
1999 Kerry Killarney People and Places Dr Mary Daly, UCD: Interpretations of History: Ireland in the Twentieth Century
1998 North Connaught Ballina 1798: the Local and the National Professor Tom Bartlett, UCD: Tone and 1798
1997 Cork Cork, UCC The Scattering: The Global Irish Diaspora Professor Declan Kiberd UCD: Culture and Exile: The Global Irish
1996 Navan Drogheda History: Past, Present and Future Professor Joe Lee UCC: Why We Need History
1995 Galway Salthill Expanding Horizons in the History Curriculum Prof. Gearóid ÓTuathaigh, UCG: Cultural Nationalism in Modern Ireland
1994 Waterford Waterford,City Hall History in schools: challenges and opportunities Dr John O’Brien UCC: Substance and Topicality