Dr Elaine Callinan

Lecturer in History


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Second Floor, Middle House

Dr Elaine Callinan is a lecturer in History on the B.A. (Honours) in English & History and the B.A. & B.A. (Honours) in Humanities. Elaine is a first-class B.A. (Hons) graduate of Humanities from Carlow College, and a first-class honours M.Phil. in History graduate from Trinity College Dublin. She has recently completed a Ph.D. study on ‘Electioneering and Propaganda in Ireland, 1917-1920’ in Trinity College Dublin under the supervision of Professor David Fitzpatrick. Elaine also holds a Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (Irish Language Diploma) from National University of Ireland, Galway and is awaiting an award of Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education from Trinity College Dublin.

Professional Associations:

Member of Irish Association of Professional Historians

Member of Women’s History Association of Ireland.

The focus of Elaine’s research is to examine how politicians and political parties campaigned in elections in Ireland just before the foundation of the Free State. She is particularly interested in how election campaigns were conducted in an era of political and military upheaval in Ireland, and in the legacy of the same on the Free State and Northern Ireland.  Her work stems from a broader interest in the nature of the two states in Ireland during a time of internal and global conflict, and in placing the Irish experience in a wider context.  Elaine’s principal areas of historical interest are seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Irish and global history and nineteenth and twentieth centuries Irish history.

  • Chapter in Book titled The Irish regional press, 1892-2012: changing media in a changing country (Dublin: Four Courts Press, July 2018) on Ireland and the Great War.
  • Review of the new batch of five Maynooth Local History pamphlets Family & Country History, ed by Steve King.
  • Review of 1916 The Church & The Rising, edited by Greg Daly, published by The Irish Catholic (Dublin, 2016) for The Furrow.
  •  Irish Times Supplement ‘Countdown to War’: 2000 word article titled‘Redmond’s Gamble’ (May 2014).
  • Carloviana Journal, publication of Carlow Historical Society.  Article ‘The 1641 Rebellion in Carlow: Causes and Consequences’.
  • Articles in Carlow Nationalist on Decade of Commemoration 1913-1923

Diplóma sa Ghaeilge (National University of Ireland, Galway); B.A. (Carlow College); PGDip in Higher Education (Trinity College Dublin); M.Phil. (Trinity College Dublin); Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin)