National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Daniel Carey

Dan CareyDaniel Carey is Director of the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway. He is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford University where he took his D.Phil. His book on Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2006, and he is currently completing a cultural history of travel in the Renaissance for Columbia University Press. He has published in a range of interdisciplinary journals on literature, the history of philosophy, history of science, anthropology, and travel. His teaching interests include Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, the eighteenth century, and Romanticism.

Work in progress includes two edited volumes on theories of money and political economy in the Enlightenment, an edited collection on slavery, an edited collection on The Postcolonial Enlightenment, and an edition of Henry Neville, The Isle of Pines (1668).

Dr Seán Crosson

Dr. Seán Crosson is Programme Director of the MA in Film Studies and the MA in Screenwriting in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. He has published widely on film, focusing in particular in recent years on the representation of sport in film, and on Irish literature.

Over the past four years, Dr. Crosson has researched and uncovered important depictions of sport in film, in particular of Gaelic games, and his work has been the subject of articles in The Irish Times, an RTÉ news report and TV documentaries (including the TG4 series “GAA125 Bliain”). His research in this area has also resulted in contributions to several major collections in recent years, including the award-winning volume The Gaelic Athletic Association 1884-2009 and Screening Irish-America: Representing Irish-America in Film and Television

Dr John Cunningham

John Cunningham has been a lecturer in History at NUI Galway since 2004. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on labour history, on local history and on modern Ireland.

He is currently joint editor of Saothar: journal of the Irish Labour History Society.

John’s principal research interest is in the moral economy of pre-Famine Ireland, to which end he is investigating conflicts about food in urban areas. Also interested in labour biography, he is collaborating with Dr Emmet O’Connor on a collection of biographical essays.

Dr Conn Holohan

Conn HolohanDr. Conn Holohan is Acting Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Previously, he was Assistant Director of Research and Development. He teaches on a several postgraduate programmes offered by the Huston School. Dr Holohan is also lead researcher on The Home Project, an Irish Research Council funded community project which brings experienced filmmakers together with community groups to enable participants explore their relationship to home through the       medium of film.

 

 

Dr Sinéad Mooney

Sinéad Mooney is a graduate of University College Cork (BA, MA) and the University of Oxford (DPhil). She teaches undergraduate courses in women’s writing, the work of Samuel Beckett, modernism and twentieth-century British literature, and a graduate course in twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. Her main research interests include Beckett, modernism, twentieth-century Irish women’s writing, and contemporary literature. She is currently working on a study of Beckett, translation and self-translation on a research fellowship awarded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2008/9).

Dr Máirín Ní Dhonnachadha

Research Interests include the editing of Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Irish (Gaelic) texts, Gaelic literary history, and Cultural and political relations between Ireland and Britain before 1800.

Professor Seán Ryder

Sean RyderSean Ryder is Established Professor of English at NUI Galway. He is a graduate of NUI Galway and University College Dublin. His publications include James Clarence Mangan: Selected Writings (2004) and numerous articles on aspects of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist writing and culture. His current research interests include: nineteenth-century Irish culture; the works of Thomas Moore and James Clarence Mangan; digital humanities; and critical editing. He is project leader of the Thomas Moore Archive, an electronic edition of the literary and musical works of Thomas Moore (1779-1852), originally funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. From 2008 to 2012 he was project leader of TEXTE (Transfer of Expertise in Technologies of Editing), a €1m-euro project in digital editing funded by the EU FP6 Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge scheme. He has been acting director of the Moore Institute for Humanities and Social Studies and is currently a member of the Irish Research Council. He serves as Irish national expert to the Programme Committee for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research programme, and is currently Chairperson of the network board of HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area).

Dr Rod Stoneman

Rod StonemanRod Stoneman is Emeritus Professor at NUI Galway and former Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Before coming to NUI Galway, he was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

 

Dr Justin Tonra

justin_tonraJustin Tonra is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and NUI Galway, where he completed his doctorate in English Literature. His research interests include book history, bibliography, textual studies and scholarly editing, and nineteenth-century literature. He has worked on a number of digital humanities projects, including Transcribe Bentham at UCL and the Thomas Moore Archive at NUI Galway, and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is currently University Fellow in English at NUI Galway, where he teaches book history, textual studies, digital humanities, and postmodern fiction.

Tony Tracy

Before coming to NUI Galway, I was involved with film and film education in a variety of roles and contexts. After graduating as a secondary-school teacher I spent several years teaching at international schools in Japan, Paris and New York and began including film in my curricula. In New York I also worked on a number of independent films and then for Miramax Films (International) before returning to Ireland to work in a number of capacities in film production and film culture. I was senior education officer at the Irish Film Institute from 1996-2000 and central to the development of a pioneering film education programme for second-level students that included the introduction of film in the Leaving Certificate English curriculum. I spent several years developing and delivering teacher training programmes for the IFI and Department of Education and have continued to offer workshops and write study materials for use with school students. Alongside my academic research and teaching I remain passionately involved with the development of film culture in the public sphere as a director of the Fresh Film Festival (www.freshfilmfestival.net), through frequent guest lectures, school visits and public interviews, and as a regular radio broadcaster.

Maynooth University

Dr John Keating

John KeatingJohn Keating is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Maynooth University and the former Associate Director of An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions. His research interests are varied, and include digital humanities, humanities computing, document encoding, hyperspectral segmentation, systemic functional linguistics, educational technology, and software engineering. He is a Principal Investigator (with Margaret Kelleher) of the ‘Humanities, Technologies, Innovation’ grant, funded under the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions, Cycle 4. He is also one of the Principal Investigators (along with Margaret Kelleher & Aja Teehan) of a recently awarded IRCHSS RDI (and Intel Ireland co-funded) project “Delivering a Universal Learning Environment for Digital Humanities Education”.

Dr Jennifer Kelly

Jennifer Kelly holds a Ph.D. from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She is currently Coordinator of graduate education programmes – coordination of staff and students across MA and structured PhD programmes – at An Foras Feasa. She has also been a project fellow on the IRCHSS-funded Associational Culture in Ireland research project in the Department of History (Principal investigator, Prof. R.V. Comerford

 

Dr Vincent Lazzanini

vincent_lazzariniVictor Lazzarini (1969) is a Senior Lecturer at the Music Department and director of the Music Technology Laboratory, working mainly in the area of Computer Music. A graduate of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, he completed his doctorate at the University of Nottingham in 1996.
Among his awards, he received an Honour Mention for his orchestral piece Anima Mea, in Brazil (1995); the Heyman Research Scholarship and the Hallward Composition Prize, for his Magnificat, in England (1996); the NUIM New Researcher Award (2001); the ICUF scholarship (2005); and the IMRO/AIC Mostly Modern International Composition Prize (2006), for Dance of the Dawn (Timelines IIIa).

Professor Susan Schreibman

Susan Schreibman is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa. Her research in the Digital Humanities ranges from text encoding and the creation of digital scholarly editions, to more recent interests in Virtual Worlds and Datamining. In Irish poetic modernism she has focused on the life and work of the Irish poet, literary and art critic, and Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (1950-63), Thomas MacGreevy (1893-1967).

Over the past decade she has held held several leadership positions in digital humanities/libraries centres. Previous to taking up this post, she was the Trinity Long Room Hub Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities (2011-2014), the Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory (2008-2011), a national digital humanities centre developed under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy. Previously she  was Assistant Dean for Digital Collections and Research, University of Maryland Libraries (2005-2008), and Assistant Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (2001-2004).

She is the the founding editor of several web-based projects, including Letters of 1916, The Thomas MacGreevy Archive, Irish Resources in the Humanities, and The Versioning Machine, a tool to edit and visualise multiple versions of deeply-encoded text.

Royal Irish Academy

Dr. Natalie Harrower

Natalie Harrower

Dr. Natalie Harrower is the Director (Acting) of the Digital Repository of Ireland, located at the Royal Irish Academy. Previously, she was the DRI’s Manager of Education and Outreach, where she initiated and delivered a broad education and training programme in digital preservation and related areas — including digital humanities, digital archiving, digital curation, and linked data.

Recently, Dr. Harrower was appointed to the OECD High Level Expert Group on Business Models for Data Repositories, she is on the Board of Directors for the Research Data Alliance’s H2020-funded EU support activities, and she chairs the ALLEA E-Humanities Working Group. Harrower has worked to build DRI’s community profile and partnerships, and has been instrumental in securing grants for DRI from philanthropists (Atlantic Philanthropies), European funders (FP7, H2020), and Irish funders (SFI, Enterprise Ireland). She leads a number of leveraged projects for DRI, including the multiple award-winning Inspiring Ireland (www.inspiring-ireland.ie), and the Royal Irish Academy’s contributions to the collaborative DAH PhD programme. In 2014 Dr. Harrower established the international conference series DPASSH: Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and chaired its inaugural conference in June 2015.

Prior to her appointment at the DRI, Dr. Harrower was a theatre and film scholar, specialising in Irish identity, politics, and historiography, as seen through the critical lens of contemporary Irish theatre and film. Before moving to Ireland to take up an appointment at Trinity College Dublin on an IRCHSS-funded Irish theatre research project, she was an Assistant Professor of Drama at Queen’s University (Canada). Prior to her appointment at Queen’s, she was a lecturer in theatre, film, and Celtic Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Harrower received her PhD in Drama from the University of Toronto and her MA in Political Science from York University.

Clare Lanigan

clarelaniganClare Lanigan is Education and Outreach Manager for the Digital Repository of Ireland, and looks after Knowledge Transfer activities for the DAH programme. Previously, she was DRI’s Education and Outreach Coordinator from June 2015, in which role she developed the DRI Training programme ‘Preparing Your Collection for DRI‘. She also worked as a Research Assistant on the Social Repository of Ireland, a DRI partner project investigating the feasibility of archiving and preserving social media responses to Irish events. She has an academic background in history and has worked on cataloguing projects in the Royal Irish Academy Library and the Irish Film Archive, She has also worked in broadcast journalism and production.

Her areas of interest include digital and web archiving, audiovisual collection management, training and education in digital preservation, metadata standards and access policies.

Trinity College, Dublin

Dr Matthew Causey

Matthew CauseyMatthew Causey is Associate Professor, Fellow, and Director of the Arts Technology Research Laboratory of Trinity College Dublin. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is author of ‘Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture: from simulation to embeddedness’ (Routledge 2006). Recent publications include the co-editing of ‘The Performing Subject in the Space of Technology: through the virtual towards the real’ (Palgrave, 2015) which includes his chapter, ‘The Right to be Forgotten and the Image-Crimes of Digital Culture’ and Performance, Identity and the Neo-political Subject (Routledge, 2014). Before arriving at TCD he was Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, where he served as principal investigator for the Performance Technology Research Lab, an interdisciplinary research centre for art and technology. Dr. Causey’s book, Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture: from simulation to embeddedness was published by Routledge (2006). His theoretical writings on performance and techno-culture have been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Research Int’l, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and TheatreForum among others. Dr. Causey is also a digital filmmaker and his most recent film, Frank and Marie, was an official selection of both the Boston Irish Film Festival and Dublin’s Darklight Digital Festival in 2004. As a theatre maker, Dr. Causey’s multi-media performance pieces have been produced throughout America and the Samuel Beckett Centre in Dublin, including his recent stage/video adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s television play, Ghost Trio.

Dr Philip Coleman

Philip Coleman is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in English Studies (Literature of the Americas) in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. In 1998 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Minnesota, and he has been a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College (2008) and the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2009). He is the editor, with Philip McGowan, of ‘After thirty Falls’: New Essays on John Berryman (Rodopi, 2007); On Literature and Science: Essays, Reflections, Provocations (Four Courts Press, 2007); and (with James P. Byrne and Jason King) Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (ABC-Clio, 2008). Reading Pearse Hutchinson: ‘From Findrum to Fisterra’, co-edited with Maria Johnston, was published by the Irish Academic Press in 2011. Forthcoming books include ‘Forever Young?’ the Changing Images of America (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2011; co-edited with Stephen Matterson), and ‘The Scene of Disorder’: John Berryman and the Public Sphere (UCD Press, 2012). He edited the first two issues of IJASonline, the official online journal of the Irish Association for American Studies (www.ijasonline.com), and he has published essays on aspects of American, Canadian, Chicana, and Irish poetry and fiction.

Dr Owen Conlan

Owen ConlonOwen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics and has internationally recognised expertise in the research areas of personalisation and visualisation. He has contributed to over eighty scientific publications and has received several best paper awards. Owen currently leads the European Commission-funded FP7 CULTURA project, a successful collaboration between Computer Science and Modern History in TCD, as well as a consortium of international academic and commercial partners. The CULTURA project embodies his research interests in leveraging personalisation and visualisation techniques to support humanities researchers and it represents a significant investment in Digital Humanities research at Trinity College. Owen is a passionate educator and teaches Knowledge and Data Engineering subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) levels. He is also deeply committed to teaching and spreading the evolving vision of Digital Humanities. He was an invited speaker at the recent symposium, A Vision for Digital Humanities in Ireland, organised by the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO). He also helped to attract funding for and run an IRCHSS Summer School on Digital Humanities: From Metadata to Linked Data that was attended by thirty international humanities researchers. More details of Owen’s research and teaching activities may be found at http://www.scss.tcd.ie/Owen.Conlan/.

Jo D’Arcy

Jo D’Arcy is the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD programme Project Officer.  Prior to this Jo was the Outreach and Communications Officer with the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin’s arts and humanities research institute.  Formerly, Jo worked in healthcare and consumer public relations.  Jo holds a BA and postgrad diploma in public relations.

 

Dr Poul Holm

Poul HolmPoul is Professor of Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin and has been a Senior Curator at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark; Professor at the University of Southern Denmark; Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde; and chairman of the Danish Research Council for the Humanities. He is former President of the European Society for Environmental History. His doctoral thesis examined the impact of war on everyday life in Norway, Sweden and Denmark between 1550 and 1914. He has published on fisheries history and marine environmental history; coastal communities and culture; and the Viking settlements in Ireland. He was awarded a 2.5 mil European Research Council Award in 2015 to lead the “North Atlantic Environmental History 1400-1700″ project at Trinity College, and  is currently chair of the global History of Marine Animal Populations project, HMAP, which is a 10-year project aiming to understand human impacts on ocean ecology.y.

Dr Charles Travis

ctravis.1Charles Travis holds a PhD in geography (TCD), MA degrees in geography (Toledo) and mass communication (Bowling Green) and a BA in psychology (Toledo). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography / GIS / Digital Humanities with the department of history at the University of Texas, Arlington, and Visiting Research Fellow with the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. He conducts research in literary, historical, cultural and human geography, the digital and environmental humanities and the development of digital humanities and geographical information systems methodologies and applications. He is editorial board member of the journal Literary Geography, and has published Abstract Machine: Humanities GIS (Esri Press: 2015) History and GIS: Epistemologies, Reflections and Considerations (Springer Press: 2012- with Alexander Von Lunen) and Literary Landscapes: Geographies of Irish Stories, 1929-1946 (Mellen:2009). His work also appears in the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Historical Geography other peer-reviewed publications.

Professor Stephen Wilmer

Steve WilmerSteve Wilmer is an Associate Professor in Drama Studies at Trinity College (Dublin/Ireland). His publications include Theatre, Society and the Nation: Staging American Identities (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

University College Cork

Dr Graham Allen

graham AllenProfessor Graham Allen studied at St Davids’ College, Lampeter, the University of Wales, between 1982 and 1985 where he gained a 1st Class Honours degree in English. He studied for his MA (1986) in the English Department of the University of Sheffield and went on to successfully complete his PhD there in 1992. He tutored in Sheffield and in the University of Cambridge before becoming a Junior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Dundee (1990 to 1995). He joined the School of English in University College Cork in 1995. Professor Allen has published extensively in the fields of literary and cultural theory and on subjects within Romantic literary studies. Professor Allen is Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the London Graduate School, a member of the Advisory Board of The Oxford Literary Review, a publishing poet and a regular book reviewer for The Sunday Business Post. He is currently Vice-Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences with special responsibility for research within the College.

Dr Mike Cosgrave

A UCC Graduate, Mike did his Masters on the History of Beamish & Crawford and his Phd on Irish Participation in the UN Operation in the Congo. He was part of the first group of staff in UCC to complete the Cert & Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and has ongoing interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and in the use of simulations and games in teaching. Mike blogs and maintains an online archive of publications at mikecosgrave.com.

Shawn Day

Shawn Day

Shawn Day is published in the medical and spatial humanities in connection with his work utilising large datasets, and sophisticated record linkage to explore distance decay and admissions to 19th century asylums. Recent publications in this area include:

    • Smith, Chris, David Wright and Shawn Day. “Distancing the mad: Jarvis’s Law and the spatial distribution of admissions to the Hamilton Lunatic Asylum in Canada, 1876-1902″, Social Science & Medicine, Volume 64, Issue 11, June 2007, Pages 2362-2377.
    • Day, Shawn, Nathan Flis, Jessica Smith and David Wright. “A Janus-Like Asylum: The City and the Institutional Confinement of the Mentally Ill in Victorian Ontario”, URBAN HISTORY REVIEW Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring 2008, Pages 43-51.

‌Most recently he was Project Manager of the Digital Humanities Observatory at the Royal Irish Academy, responsible for providing outreach and education on a broad range of digital humanities topics such as: data collection, management, manipulation, visulisation, curation, and discovery. He is co-chair of the Space and Time working group in NeDiMAH.eu [http://NeDiMAH.eu], and sits of the steering/curatorial board for the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) Directory [http://dirtdirectory.org]. As a staff member in the Department of Economics in Guelph, Canada, he is community manager of the Canadian Network for Economic History and has extensive experience in working with large manuscript census records.

He tweets @iridium

Dr Brendan Dooley

Brendan DooleyI am a cultural historian focusing on the history of knowledge and communication from early to modern times.  My particular interests revolve around problems connected with the production, storage and diffusion of all kinds of knowledge, ranging from to political news to natural philosophy, from visual interpretation to emotional intelligence, in forms ranging from the gesture to the megapixel.   Having grown up on three continents and pursued careers in four countries, I am particularly drawn to the transcultural aspects of these problems, and a few installments of this work have included Morandi’s Last Prophecy and the End of Renaissance Politics (Princeton), The Social History of Skepticism: Experience and Doubt in Early Modern Culture (Johns Hopkins), Science, Politics and Society in Eighteenth-Century Italy (Garland), Italy in the Baroque (Garland), Science and the Marketplace in Early Modern Italy (Lexington), The Dissemination of News and the Emergence of Contemporaneity (Ashgate), Energy and Culture (Ashgate) and (with Sabrina Baron) Politics and the Public Sphere in Early Modern Europe (Routledge).  More at:  http://www.earlynewsnet.org/2011%20resume.htm.  Specific current projects include:  Culture and Exchange (http://www.earlynewsnet.org/CULTURE_AND_EXCHANGE/index.htm), Talking Science (http://www.earlynewsnet.org/VALLISNERI_LESSONS_PROJECT/index.htm), Astrology and Science (http://www.earlynewsnet.org/WEB_PAGE_ASTROLOGY/index.htm

Dr David Murphy

My research interests are in the areas of Interactive 3D Simulation, Serious Games, Cognitive Ergonomics, and Spatial Sound.
In 2005 I setup the Interactive Multimedia Lab (IMCLab) in conjunction with colleagues from the Department of Surgery, UCC. This was the culmination of several years of working with individuals in the College of Medicine and Health on medical informatics projects. This interdisciplinary applied research has culminated in many research activities and has further strengthened the relationship between Computer Science and the College of Medicine & Health.

Dr Orla Murphy

Orla Murphy

Orla Murphy is a lecturer in the School of English at University College Cork, in the national, inter-institutional Digital Arts and Humanities PhD program. She is co-coordinator of the MA in Digital Arts and Humanities at UCC, and the new online MA in Digital Cultures at UCC. Her research is focused on intermediality, on how the text is, was, and will be transmitted; how we read, represent, and share knowledge in new networked and virtual environments. She is a reviewer an editor for a number of journals and bulletins. Orla is active in research across Europe acting as: co-chair of the information visualisation working group in NeDiMAH.eu [http://NeDiMAH.eu], (Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities); vice chair of the EU COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) [CoSCH.info] working group on algorithms; and is Irish Management Committee member of the GenderSTE transdomain CoST Action. Publications, invited lectures and conference presentations viewable at [http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A014/omurphy]

She tweets @omurphy16.

Dr John McCarthy

John McCarthyJohn McCarthy is a Head of the School of Applied Psychology in UCC, where he also studied for his degree and PhD. He worked as a Research Associate at the University of York, UK, and as a Lecturer at the University of Limerick before returning to UCC in 1992. He has a particular interest in access to education and serves on the University’s Adult and Continuing Education Committee. He also serves on the CACSS Executive Management Committee, and has served on the College Access Committee and Academic Development Committee.Within the School of Psychology, he leads the People and Technology Research Group (http://patlab.ucc.ie) and is Course Director of the Masters in Applied Psychology.
John has been Visiting Research Fellow at University of Newcastle, has previously held a Visiting Professorship at Sodertorn University College in Stockholm, and has also had visiting research relationships with DIRC, a UK EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Network, and the Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick.He has published theoretical and applied work on people’s experiences with technology and emerging digital media. He is currently working on a jointly-authored book that explores the potential of emerging digital media in social activism, community participation, and social inclusion.

Professor Geoff Roberts

Geoff RobertsGeoffrey Roberts was born in Deptford, south London in 1952. His father worked as a labourer at the local power station and his mother as a cleaner and tea lady. A pupil of Addey & Stanhope Grammar School he left aged 16 and started his working life as a clerk with the Greater London Council. In the 1970s he was an International Relations undergraduate at North Staffordshire Polytechnic and postgraduate research student at the London School of Economics. In the 1980s he worked in the Education Department of NALGO, the public sector trade union.
Geoffrey returned to academic life in the 1990s following the publication of his acclaimed first book, The Unholy Alliance: Stalin’s Pact with Hitler (1989). Many books and articles followed: The Soviet Union and the Origins of the Second World War (1995); The Soviet Union in World Politics, 1945-1991 (1998); and Victory at Stalingrad: The Battle That Changed History (2002). In 2006 Yale University Press published his Stalin’s Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953.

Professor Roberts is a recognised world authority on Stalin, the Second World War, and the history of Soviet military and foreign policy. He has published 27 books and some 60 journal articles and book chapters. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and teaches History and International Relations at University College Cork, Ireland. He has won many academic awards and prizes, including a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard University and a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellowship. He is a regular commentator on history and current affairs for British and Irish newspapers and a contributor to the History News Service, which syndicates articles to American media outlets. He has many radio and TV appearances to his credit and has acted as historical consultant for documentary series such as Simon Berthon’s highly praised Warlords, broadcast in 2005.